Moggill Creek Catchment Group has lost one of its longstanding
members who has worked tirelessly as part of this volunteer action
group with the aim to conserve and improve the natural environment of
its catchment on both private and public land.
Since 1999 Mike has led the Gap Creek Bushcare Group working
to transform weed-filled undergrowth, and grazed paddocks, into a
creekside rainforest filled with a wide variety of local native plants. It also
includes a large planting of Richmond Birdwing vines to contribute to a
western Brisbane corridor hoping to bring back the threatened Richmond
Birdwing Butterfly species.
Far more often than scheduled working bees, the presence of his old
station wagon regularly parked at the Brookfield Rd entrance was
evidence that Mike was quietly working, bushcaring, somewhere on site.
Mike put in an enormous effort to bring the local landholders together to
plant indigenous species and create a healthy riparian zone along Gap
Creek. A very visible outcome is the establishment of a beautiful walking
trail along one side of the creek from Brookfield Road near Deerhurst
Road to Kookaburra Street which allows the local community to
appreciate the site’s on-going transformation into wonderful habitat for
Mike was always a strong advocate for the environment and his
enthusiasm and knowledge will be greatly missed by the MCCG. His
family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, Mike’s friends make
a donation to MCCG, either directly or via this gofundme site:
Vale Mike Humphreys.