Regular monthly working bees on public waterways are an integral activity of MCCG. They generally involve clearing of weeds, planting of native vegetation and maintenance of the replanted zones. Plants are supplied by Habitat Brisbane. Check with the nominated contact person to confirm the precise working bee site and the main activity.
We are currently seeking Section Leaders for Gold Creek Reserve, Lower Gold Creek and Mt Coot-tha Park. If you are interested, contact Jim Pope by email or phone 3374 4181.
Click here to see a map of our working bee sites.
|Section 1||Pullenvale/Moons Lane||Malcolm Frost||3720 2173|
|Section 2||Lower Moggill Creek: 3rd Sunday||Judy Petroeschevsky||3378 3348|
|Section 3||Huntington: Last Sunday||Jim Pope||3374 4181|
|Section 4||Showgrounds: Last Sunday||Damien Egan||3378 5199|
|Section 5||Haven Road||Richard Woodhead||3374 4691|
|Section 6||Upper Brookfield||Kate McVicar||3374 1471|
|Section 7||Gold Creek Reserve||Position vacant|
|Section 8||Wonga Creek: 3rd Sunday||John Crowley||3374 0723|
|Section 9||Upper Gold Creek: 3rd Sunday||Gordon Grigg||3374 1737|
|Section 10||Lower Gold Creek||Position vacant|
|Section 11||McKay Brook: 1st Saturday & 3rd Sunday||Bryan Hacker||3374 1468|
|Section 12||Gap Creek: 4th Sunday||Michael Humphrey||3374 1467|
|Section 13||Mt Coot-tha Park||Position vacant|
|ALSO:||Pacey Road - 2nd Saturday||Brian Krieger||3374 3789|
On Sunday 31st May, our section held the first working bee after the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions (see photos below). We were limited to 10 volunteers, were required to maintain social distancing of 1.5m and unfortunately were not allowed to share morning tea. We cleared masses of weeds from an area in Blackbutt Place park, Brookfield, which now looks greatly improved (see the second photo). Unfortunately the weeds included large areas of ‘Cobblers Pegs’ (Bidens pilosa – see https://weeds.brisbane.qld.gov.au/weeds/cobblers-pegs), so we all ended up looking like hedgehogs (or perhaps echidnas). Habitat Brisbane had issued us with copious quantities of hand sanitiser and disinfectant to clean our hand tools, but they were in very similar-looking spray bottles, which caused some confusion among the volunteers, but overall we were all very happy to get back to some practical on-ground bushcare work.
A post from Jim Pope