Eastern Habitat Brisbane groups
Find a list of the Habitat Brisbane volunteer groups in the Eastern suburbs of Brisbane. To join a Habitat Brisbane group or for information, phone Brisbane City Council on 07 3403 8888.
Belmont Hills Conservation Group
This group is carrying out restoration of valuable riparian (or riverbank) rainforest vegetation and habitat for an endangered fish species. The work is along Spring Creek, a tributary of Bulimba Creek Catchment. Group activities include rubbish removal, weed control and revegetation of locally native species. For more information, phone Nancy Cramond on 07 3398 2732.
She Oak Park Bushcare Group
She Oak Park Bushcare Group is a small but growing group of dedicated volunteers. They are working to restore and rehabilitate a series of heavily compacted and weed-infested ridges that are part of the Whites Hill corridor. The groups focus is re-establishing connectivity and wildlife corridor movement. They do this by increasing vegetation around well established areas before moving to the next stage of the site. The group is also keen to engage with local residents. They want scout groups, local schools and the community to raise awareness of the value of this bushland estate and wildlife corridors. If you are interested in attending a group day, phone Corbin on 0414 430 930.
Thredbo Park Bushcare Group
Thredbo Park Bushcare Group (in Belmont) works to protect and restore important habitat on a tributary of upper Bulimba Creek. It is part of an important corridor link to Dairy Swamp for local wildlife, including koalas. They connect with Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee and local neighbourhood. Activities include planting of locally native species, weeding, tree rescue, mulching, flora and fauna surveys. Also includes morning tea and barbecues. For more information, phone Keith Metcalf on 0428 773 672.
Myuna Park Bushcare Group
The Myuna Park Bushcare group consists of a large group of dedicated volunteers. They are committed to restoring a highly compromised site to its former dry rainforest/wet sclerophyll vegetation community. The site contains a gully with an ephemeral channel system that flows into the Brisbane River to the north. The group will progressively remove high priority weed vine species from the canopy and groundcover stratums. They will also slowly remove low, mid storey and canopy shrub/tree weed species. A staged approach will ensure the existing weed vegetation continues to provide habitat to the diverse range of fauna seen at the site. This will give native vegetation a chance to regenerate and be planted. This allows a gradual but progressive transformation with the long term objective of increasing the diversity of the site. For more information, phone Anne Morrissey on 0427 111 703.
Brisbane Koala Bushlands Bushcare Group
Brisbane Koala Bushlands Bushcare Group is working on Council land between Jenyns Court and Leacroft Road, Burbank. This site is bounded by Tingalpa Creek and is part of Brisbane Koala Bushlands Reserve. This is one of the largest conservation reserves on the eastern side of Brisbane. This bushcare group undertakes a varied program of weed and rubbish removal and revegetation at selected sites within the Tingalpa Creek catchment. The group hopes to increase awareness of the local landholders and reserve neighbours about the important natural values of the area. For more information, phone Liz Bundy on 07 3341 3749.
Cannon Hill Bushcare Group
This bushcare group has a large and enthusiastic membership mainly drawn from the Monte Carlo Caravan Park at Cannon Hill. The caravan park backs onto a significant eucalypt forest remnant and mown parkland on the banks of Bulimba Creek. It contains one of the densest populations of squirrel gliders in Australia. The group undertakes progressive weed removal and habitat extension plantings within the mown parkland area and adjacent to the banks of Bulimba Creek. They plan to gradually work their way into the remnant bushland area to remove dense under storey weed infestations and regenerate local native under storey plant species. The overall goal is to improve the habitat values of the entire site. For more information, phone Leith and Barry Brackin on 07 3890 0095.
Phillips Creek Bushcare Group
Located in Carindale, this group has worked to restore the Phillips Creek tributary of Bulimba Creek. It now focuses on Buckley Street Park bushland area and drainage lines. Activities include weed control and revegetation of locally native plant species. For more information, phone Peter Ingersole on 07 3843 4410.
Stellar Carrington Habitat Group
The Stellar Carrington Habitat Group are restoring habitat along a tributary of Bulimba Creek. Works include control of environmental weeds and revegetation of locally native plant species. For more information, phone Rita Ford on 07 3843 0848.
Friends of Salvin Creek
This group is responsible for the revegetation of mown parkland and some bush regeneration in existing remnant vegetation at Carina. Olivia Park is part of an important corridor link to the environmentally significant Whites Hill Reserve. For more information, phone Wayne Cameron on 07 3849 5727.
Sankey’s Scrub Bushcare Group
This bushcare group is working to restore the rainforest remnant known as Sankey’s Scrub. Sankey’s Scrub is on the south-eastern boundary of the Pine Mountain section of the Whites Hill Reserve at Carina. The group is restoring this rainforest through weed control to encourage natural regeneration and revegetation of highly degraded areas. For more information, phone John Evans on 07 3349 3550.
Whites Hill Bushcare Group
This group is restoring a small tributary and area of degraded eucalypt forest in the significant Whites Hill Reserve. Works include erosion control, removal of environmental weeds and some revegetation works. For more information, phone Rod Longmire on 07 3398 2101.
Bulimba Creek Enviro Group
Working on the eastern bank of Bulimba Creek between Eromanga Street and Winstanley Street, Carindale. The group’s main focus is on strategic weed control and habitat creation within this important riparian corridor. For more information, contact Ken Eadie on 07 3434 8888.
Bridgewater Creek FREECS
Bridgewater Creek FREECS is a small group working along the banks of Bridgewater Creek, Coorparoo. This group undertakes weed removal and revegetation. This is along the high bank of the creek, mainly where it flows through Wembley Park. For more information, phone Damien Madden on 07 3324 8307.
Finger Gullies Bushcare Group
The Finger Gullies Bushcare Group is a small but growing group of dedicated volunteers. They are working to restore and rehabilitate a series of heavily compacted and weedy gully lines running down from Whites Hill Reserve. The group focus on re-establishing connectivity and wildlife corridor movement. They do this by increasing vegetation around well-established mature eucalypts and other habitat trees along the gullies. The group is working with a staged approach to allow plants to establish before moving onto the next stage of the site. The group is also keen to engage with local residents. This includes scouts groups, local schools and the community to raise awareness of the value of this bushland estate and wildlife corridors. For more information, email Robert or phone Robert on 0438 071 165.
Norman Creek FREECS Moorhen Flats
This group is undertaking revegetation of an old industrial site which is now parkland adjacent to Norman Creek, East Brisbane. Works carried out by the group include control of environmental weeds and revegetation of locally native plant species. These works have provided valuable habitat for local wildlife. For more information, phone Fran Thomas on 07 3397 2246.
Greenslopes Demonstration Catchment Project
Greenslopes Demonstration Catchment Project initiated with support from the Norman Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (N4C). The site covers approximately one kilometre of land. The land is on either side of Norman Creek between Merrell Street, Greenslopes and Arnwood Place, Annerley. It is adjacent to the South East Transit (busway), which runs along the South East Freeway. The group's activities include weed control and revegetation along the creek as well as in-stream natural channel design works. For more information, phone Tim McMaster on 0409 345 943.
Lota Creek Habitat Group
This small group is working to facilitate natural regeneration of remnant eucalypt woodland in Lota Creek Reserve adjacent to the beautiful Lota Creek. Key members of the group are also active members in the long running Melaleuca Environmental Park Bushcare project. For more information, phone Marion Weedon on 07 3393 3563.
Mackenzie Bushcare Group
Mackenzie Bushcare Group has strong links with Mackenzie Neighbourhood Watch and residents of Mackenzie in general. They are working to manage weeds and encourage natural regrowth. Where necessary they revegetate degraded areas in a wetland corridor that runs through the suburb. This corridor is important to the local community and as a link between the Mt Petrie bushland complex and the Bulimba Creek corridor. The group works on important natural environment matters. These include the Cane Toad Trapping program in Mackenzie Lake and installation of nesting boxes for birds and mammals. For more information, phone Greg Wellard on 07 3343 5235.
Harman's Reserve Bushcare Group
This group is working in Harman's Reserve at Manly to restore vegetation along a tributary of Lota Creek. Activities include weed control to encourage natural regeneration of a wetland and revegetation works to re-establish adjacent eucalypt forest. The works carried out by this group are helping to enhance habitat for local wildlife including koalas. For more information, phone Gayle Jensen on 0423 845 237.
Melaleuca Environmental Park Bushcare Group
This group undertakes revegetation, weed control and community environmental education at Melaleuca Environmental Park, Manly West. For more information, email the team.
Mansfield Bushcare Group
Formed in 1999, this group is working along the Bulimba Creek corridor between Banika Street and Wecker Road, Mansfield. The large project site means the group is working at several distinct sites. They remove weeds and dumped rubbish from regenerating bushland. They replant local native plants and generating community ownership of a site that has been neglected. For more information, phone Phil Young on 07 3849 3812.
Lambertia Close Enviro Group
This group is working to restore the banks of Salvin Creek between Cavendish and Pine Mountain Roads. Activities carried out by the group include weeding, planting of local native plants and erosion control. For more information, contact Ken Eadie on 07 3403 8888.
Bennetts Bush Defenders
The Bennetts Bush Defenders are working to restore a small reserve in Norman Park/Morningside. This reserve contains an intact open eucalypt forest. It is home to a wide variety of wildlife species including birds and reptiles. The group is removing environmental weeds to encourage natural regeneration on the site. They also do some revegetation works in areas that are highly degraded. For more information, phone Leonie and Shayne Lea on 07 3899 0662.
Majestic Isis Habitat Group
This Habitat Group is working to restore a road reserve in Seven Hills, helping to create habitat for local wildlife. The group is carrying out weed control and revegetation of locally native plant species. For more information, phone Robyn Besley on 07 3899 5959.
Perrin Creek and Seven Hills Bushland Rehabilitation Group
The Perrin Creek and Seven Hills Bushland Rehabilitation Group has been working to restore bushland at Seven Hills Bushland, focusing on restoration of riparian (or riverbank) vegetation along Perrin Creek. Works include weed control, erosion control and revegetation of locally native species. For more information, phone Eris Jolly on 07 3398 1739.
Perrin Creek Bushcare Group, Miawela St Park
Perrin Creek Bushcare Group is in a highly modified section of Perrin Creek, closely surrounded by suburbia. The group aims to restore the narrow waterway with native plant diversity and re-connect the local community with the creek. For more information, phone Graham Kimber on 0488 744 700.
Burnett Swamp Creek FREECS
The core of this group is parents of children attending the Stones Corner Kindergarten/Preschool at Buranda. The group is working to develop a bush food garden, increase habitat and reduce erosion. They facilitate environmental education along the high ground adjacent to this channelised and mown section of Norman Creek. For more information, phone Deb Robbins on 07 3847 3659.
Carmichael Park Bushcare Group
Carmichael Park contains several distinct habitats with many bird species, gliders and bandicoots as residents or seasonal visitors. It was once part of an extensive landscape of billabongs and wetlands with ridges of Eucalypt forest. The site was gifted to Council. It is an important wildlife corridor. The bushcare group aims to improve habitat value and ensure safe wildlife movement and population diversity. For more information, phone Lesley Miller on 07 3890 3943.
Mookin-Bah Bushcare Group
Mookin-Bah Bushcare Group is dedicated to the regeneration of a large site at 108 Green Camp Road, Wakerley. The area forms part of the Bayside Parklands complex and lies adjacent to the Lota Creek floodplain. The area was leased for grazing for many years and has been degraded by weed infestation. The group's activities include buffer plantings and natural regeneration from remnant natives on site. They also supplement regeneration with direct seeding plots using locally-collected seed. For more information, phone Keith Brown on 0414 869 688.
Moss Vale on Manly Bushcare Group
The project site is in Wakerley. It is part of a residential estate with islands of bushland and two creeks fed by stormwater. The group focus on long term maintenance of the site to control environmental weeds. They also focus on allowing natural regeneration of two remnant endangered regional ecosystems. This site forms an important wildlife corridor link to the Mookin-Bah Reserve. This reserve abuts the still very natural Lota Creek connecting to Moreton Bay. The group is in the early stages of its planned work. It welcomes help from anyone that doesn't mind a bit of hard work in the company of good people. For more information, phone Pat Boadle on 07 3348 4000.
Wynnum Creek Bushcare Group
The Wynnum Creek Bushcare Group is at the head of Wynnum Creek Catchment. The group focus is on removing mid storey and ground cover weeds. It also wants to re-establish a diverse range of habitat to encourage wildlife movement through this section of bushland. The group has also prioritised the protection of the endangered plant community and native frog population. As the group's site backs onto a local school. They are keen to engage the school environment group to foster a long term partnership. This will raise awareness of bushland protection in the community. For more information, email Robyn.