Events & Activities
There are many ways that the catchment group assists the community to enhance the local environment, including helping private landowners to restore and revegetate their property. We hold a number of events during the year to promote the Catchment Group and to encourage understanding of our catchment area.
There are many ways that you can become involved in the activities. Follow the links below for more information.
The popular Third Thursday Talks at the Cottage have covered topics as varied as local bats, bees, beetles and butterflies, botanical art and dung beetles, figs and frogs, grasses and gliders, lichen and lungfish, native plant ID and photography, snails and water quality.Read more about Cottage Talks
Regular working bees on public waterways involving clearing of weeds, and planting of native vegetation are an integral activity of MCCG.Read more about Monthly working bees on public waterways
MCCG has been concerned for many years about the lack of support for private landholders given that their land represents such a large proportion of the catchment. MCCG can provide plants and expertise to assist landowners to restore their land to a more natural native environment.Read more about Rehabilitation of private land
The Cottage at the end of Gap Creek Road is open every Thursday from 9.30am – 12noon (except holidays and Christmas- New Year season), and houses a comprehensive library and other useful resources.Read more about The MCCG Cottage
The Moggill Creek Catchment Group native plant nursery is located at the end of Gold Creek Road, and is run entirely by volunteers for the benefit of MCCG members.Read more about The Nursery
This very popular annual event has a focus is on activities that engage, entertain and inform children about their local environment and its biodiversity. All activities are FREE for children thanks to volunteer expert presenters and workers.Read more about Kids’ Day at The Cottage
Each year in September, a group of volunteer ‘platy-watchers’ gathers before sunrise at the Brookfield Showgrounds prior to heading off to observation posts on Moggill and Gold Creeks. They spend an hour or so at their appointed site then return to the Showgrounds to deliver their results and share a BBQ breakfast provided by MCCG.Read more about Platypus Survey
The group is also involved in a number of special projects aimed at either improving the environment – such as our revegetation projects – or understanding more about the catchment area – such as our Bird Project and our Creek Monitoring Project.