Calendar of Events

 For other activities see the Working Bee Calendar or the Creek Monitoring Calendar

17-May-2019
3 days Fri-Sun

Cooloola BioBlitz

Location: Rainbow Beach
Type: Activity
Organiser: Fraser Island Defenders Organisation/Cooloola Coastcare
Contact: Lindy Orwin on 0478 039 322

For more info, head to the website or see the flyer:

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18-May-2019
09:30am - midday

CWCN Workshop: Small native mammals

Location: CWCN Centre, 47 Hepworth St, Chapel Hill (UBD 178 A11)
Type: Workshop
Organiser: Cubberla Witton Catchment Network
Contact: Jutta - 0407 583 441 or email to education@cwcn.org.au

This presentation explores the world of small mammal species found locally. Martin Fingland/Geckoes Wildlife will again enthral his audience with live animals and the sharing of his love for and knowledge of our wonderful native fauna.

24-May-2019
1pm - 4pm

Social media workshop

Location: Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre, 149 Acacia Road, Karawatha
Type: Workshop
Organiser: Brisbane City Council
Contact: Andrew Wills - 3407 0215 or 0408 713 450 - andrew.wills@brisbane.qld.gov.au

Open to catchment group members only

25-May-2019
7:00am—9:30am

CWCN Bird Walk - Fig Tree Pocket

Location: to be announced after booking
Type: Event
Organiser: Cubberla Witton Catchment Network
Contact: Lyn Cole - Phone 07 3378 1465 - Mob 0427 599 890

Three connected Land for Wildlife properties provide ideal habitat not only but especially for many of our wonderful local bird species. For privacy reason we will provide location details after booking and closer to the date. For more info, download the flyer:

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26-May-2019
8:00am - 2:30pm

Habitat Brisbane Orientation Day

Location: Brighton Wetlands Bushcare Site
Type: Event
Organiser: BCC - Community Conservation Partnerships Program
Contact: email: CCPPevents@brisbane.qld.gov.au

Habitat Brisbane Orientation day is designed for new, existing and potential volunteers. It’s a great refresher of all things Habitat Brisbane and bushcare, even if you’ve attended one previously.

2-Jun-2019
9.00am-3.00pm

Green Heart Fair Chermside

Location: 7th Brigade Park, Chermside
Type: Event
Organiser: Brisbane City Council
Contact: http://www.greenheartfair.com.au

The Brisbane City Council Green Heart Fair is Brisbane’s biggest FREE bi-annual community and sustainability festival, promoting innovative green living in a fun, family-friendly environment for all residents. Check the website for details.

9-Jun-2019
10am - 1pm

Kids' Day at the Cottage 2019

Location: MCCG Cottage at Gold Creek Reservoir
Type: Event
Organiser: Dale Borgelt
Contact: Email Dale at daleborgelt@gmail.com or phone: 3374 1035

Free activities and attractions. Great day out for the kids! Stay tuned for more info ...

22-Jun-2019
7:30am—9:30am

CWCN Bird Walk - Indooroopilly/Fig Tree Pocket Rainbow Forest

Location: Rainbow Forest Park entryopp. cnr of Dobell and Clandon St, Indooroopilly (UBD 178 E11)
Type: Event
Organiser: Cubberla Witton Catchment Network
Contact: Lyn Cole - Phone 07 3378 1465 - Mob 0427 599 890

A walk through one of our oldest and wonderfully successful rehabilitation sites at Rainbow Forest. Cross and follow Cubberla Creek downstream along the Brisbane Girls Grammar’s Rangakarra Recreational and Environmental Education Centre. For more info, download the flyer: 

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06-Jul-2019
7:30am—9:30am

CWCN Bird Walk - Tarcoola Track

Location: Entry to track opp. Tarcoola Street, St Lucia (UBD 179 D7)
Type: Event
Organiser: Cubberla Witton Catchment Network
Contact: Lyn Cole - Phone 07 3378 1465 - Mob 0427 599 890

What better way to start a Saturday morning than to explore the beautiful Brisbane River reach along the Tarcoola Track. We start at the impressive local rehabilitation site showing improvements along the river and at the mouth of Sandy Creek. For more info, download the flyer: 

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29-Jul-2019
All day

National Tree Day

Location: Various
Type: Event
Organiser: Planet Ark
Contact: Planet Ark

For more info, visit the National Tree Day website

03-Aug-2019
7:30am—9:30am

CWCN Bird Walk - Upper Reaches of Toowong Creek

Location: Meet at end of Broseley Rd, Kent St side of creek (UBD158 K17)
Type: Event
Organiser: Cubberla Witton Catchment Network
Contact: Lyn Cole - Phone 07 3378 1465 - Mob 0427 599 890

One of CWCN's younger rehabilitation sites, the vicinity to Mount Coot-tha (despite interruptions through the Western Freeway) allows for medium to larger birds to move back and forth. Smaller birds have the advantage of connected green space West of the Freeway. Has the rehabilitation succeeded just yet in protecting small native birds from domestic animals and foxes? Come and find out!

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17-Aug-2019
7:30am—9:30am

CWCN Bird Walk - Biami Yumba Park & Brisbane River Reach

Location: Meet at shelter shed in park at end of Fig Tree Pocket Rd, Fig Tree Pocket (UBD 198 G2)
Type: Event
Organiser: Cubberla Witton Catchment Network
Contact: Lyn Cole - Phone 07 3378 1465 - Mob 0427 599 890

Another favourite birding place! The lagoon promises lots of waterfowl. The vegetation along the Brisbane River parallel to the Equestrian Centre and towards Mactier St is usually alive with small birds. The odd bird of prey exploring the area might be seen too. or more info, download the flyer: 

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19-Aug-2019
Week long event till 25 August

Keep Australia Beautiful Week

Location: National event
Type: Event
Organiser: Keep Australia Beautiful National Association Ltd (KABNA)
Contact: http://kab.org.au/keep-australia-beautiful-week/

Take the pledge to pick up 1 piece of rubbish per day for the week, and pledge to keep litter in your car when travelling! Too easy!

31-Aug-2019
7:30am—9:30am

CWCN Bird Walk: Merri Merri Park and Dillingen Street Park

Location: Merri Meri Park, opp.Farnworth St,Chapel Hill (UBD 157 M18)
Type: Event
Organiser: Cubberla Witton Catchment Network
Contact: Lyn Cole - Phone 07 3378 1465 - Mob 0427 599 890

The area in the upper reaches of Cubberla Creek has undergone impressive rehabilitation at Merri Merri Park and along the bikeway at Dillingen Street Park.  Fauna Signs are very promising, so we really look forward to exploring the birdlife in this section of our catchments.  For more information, download the flyer: 

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1-Aug-2019
All day event

National Wattle Day

Location: Australia-wide
Type: Event
Organiser: Wattle Day Association
Contact:

For more info, visit the National Wattle Day website.

8-Sep-2019
4:30am – 7:30am

Platypus Survey 2019

Location: Brookfield Store on Brookfield Rd (beside the showground)
Type: Activity
Organiser: Christine Hosking
Contact: c.hosking@uq.edu.au

All MCCG members/friends/family are welcome to volunteer for this annual snapshot of how our local platypus are faring. Starting time will be 04:30 am at the Brookfield Shop. Finish time will be 07:30 am with a free hot breakfast and de-brief at Brookfield.Bring quietness, watchfulness, warm comfortable clothes, hat, solid shoes, folding chair, drink, binoculars (ideally), and camera (optional). Visit our Platypus page for an overview about the surveys.