Thanks to the passion of our volunteers and the unwavering support of Habitat Brisbane, the MCCG is proud to dig in and get our hands dirty for a few hours each month to protect our local waterways. It’s what we’re all about!
These activities help to retain the abundant landscapes that are the hallmark of our catchment.
The creekside areas and parklands West of Kenmore may seem peaceful and quiet, but when you look deeper there is an amazing amount of hidden activity in and around our waterways that we need to protect!
PROOF: Our catchment boasted a 11 platypus sightings in 2016!
And, although they’re
elusive, we’ve seen koalas in Mt Coot-tha Forest, Gap Creek Reserve, Deerhurst Road and Haven Road.
Our creeks are teeming with marine life that most people aren’t even aware of …
… and our most visible residents are some of the most beautiful birds in Queensland! In the small (1000m x 60m) space of Deerhurst Park in Brookfield alone, we’ve spotted 58 different bird species!
We simply must protect this. Which means putting in a bit of effort. We invite you to join us.
It’s really not so hard. It’s not a big commitment.
Each month, the good people of our catchment donate just a couple of hours to help pull out a few weeds, plant some natives and keep a check on our replanted zones. It’s rewarding because we see a difference from month to month. And it’s an opportunity for downtime, enjoying the company of people from a variety of backgrounds who share a concern about preserving the vistas we all currently love and enjoy.
We have 12 sites. If you can spare some time and there is an area that suits or interests you, please check with the nominated Section Leader. They can confirm the precise location and activities for that particular site. And they’re waiting to hear from YOU!
Click here to see a map of our working bee sites
Click here to see dates for working bees
Working bees at a glance
|2||Lower Moggill Creek:3rd Sunday||Judy Petroeschevsky||3378 3348|
|We meet at Fortrose Street Kenmore (Lower Moggill) on the third Sunday of each month. We start at 7.30am during the hotter months and 8.30am during cooler months, for around 3 hours. We plant trees, weed and maintain existing sections. Morning tea and tree resources are supplied courtesy of the MCCG and Brisbane City Council/Habitat Brisbane.
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|3||Huntington: Last Sunday,starting 8.30am||Jim Pope||3374 4181|
|Note: If there is a flood we may send out an SOS for volunteers to rescue any damaged plantings.
|4||Showgrounds: always the last Sunday, starting at 8.30am||Damien Egan||3378 5199|
|5||Haven Road||Richard Woodhead||3374 4691|
|6||Upper Brookfield||Kate McVicar||3374 1471|
We don’t have formal working bees. We are a small group and generally we wander down individually to the site whenever we can. Give Kate a call if you’d like to pitch in!
|8||Wonga Creek: 3rd Sunday||John Crowley||3374 0723|
|Starting time is generally 08.30am and we will advise the location by email.
|9||Upper Gold Creek: 3rd Sunday, starting 8.30am||Gordon Grigg||3374 1737|
|2016 was our 20th year! But we need more people if we’re going to retain the natural appeal of Gold Creek. Please read Gordon’s letter for more info.
|11||McKay Brook: 1st Saturday, starting at 2pm
3rd Sunday, starting 8.30am
|Bryan Hacker||3374 1468|
|Times and locations are subject to change so please check the website or give Bryan a call the week before to confirm. Refreshments are provided.|
|12||Gap Creek: 4th Sunday||Michael Humphreys||3374 1467|
|Occasionally we change the date so please check with Mike before the day!
|Upper Brookfield: starting at 7.00am||Phil Bird||[email protected]|
|Our mission is to clear weeds and replace them with native plants from the riparian zone of the upper reaches of Moggill Creek near Galvin Road.|