Western Habitat Brisbane groups
Anstead Park Bushcare Group
Anstead Park Bushcare Group is undertaking habitat restoration in an area of approximately 80 hectares which is the largest bushland site bordering the Brisbane River. The site consists of a mix of spotted gum, forest red gum, gum topped box open forests and riparian (or riverbank) forest communities. It is home to 132 species of vertebrate fauna. For more information phone Rob Preslmaier on 07 3202 5071.
Ashgrove Avenue (Newmarket Bowls Club) Bushcare Group
Ashgrove Avenue Bushcare Group has been working on site for over 16 years. They recently adopted a new planting area, removing weedy grasses and woody weed trees, mulching and planting the site adjacent to Enoggera Creek. For more information, phone Trevor Ozane on 07 3356 0532.
Corbie Street Park Bushcare Group
The residents of Corbie Street, Ashgrove have been working for 20 years to restore the creek corridor along Enoggera Creek and adjacent parkland. The group have undertaken weeding, planting and mulching the riparian area. They have installed nest boxes to support local wildlife and are ensuring their plants are flood friendly. For more information phone Ross Kelly on 0411 746 215.
Enoggera Creek Reserve Bushcare Group
This bush care site was started in late 2001. The site was a dry Eucalypt hillside with a weed-dominated gully with some dry rainforest remnants. Both were smothered by Cat's Claw, Ochna and other woody weeds. Over the past decade, a large area has been cleared of the weed infestation, a shrub layer has been established and the native grasses and groundcovers are now self-sowing. For more information phone Dick Harding on 07 3366 2435.
Tennis Ave Bushcare Group
Tennis Avenue Bushcare Group is restoring a stretch of Enoggera Creek, just upstream from its confluence with Ithaca Creek. The site has some historic and remnant trees and the group's focus is to maintain and improve this important corridor link with infill planting and weed management. For more information phone Kelvin Barfoot on 0415 606 344.
Three Mile Scrub - Quandong Park
Working collaboratively with the adjoining Three Mile Scrub - Seils Park group, this group is working strategically to slowly manage large areas of elephant grass by gradually shading them out with canopy species. The site has a range of fauna species, including many bird species that utilise the cane grass areas. This strategic approach aims to slowly transition the exotic grass areas into native vegetation, trying to duplicate the current structure that currently provides habitat and without disrupting existing fauna populations. For more information, phone Chris Gailbraith on 0419 724 574.
Three Mile Scrub - Seils Park
This group of local residents focus on bush regeneration, with supplementary plantings of local native species as required. The bushcare area represents two plant communities - gallery rainforest along the riparian strip and southern bank of Enoggera Creek and open forest on the steeper northern bank. The group is working to slowly manage a large area of elephant grass by gradually shading it out with canopy species. A long stem planting technique is being trialled in an area that receives high velocity flows. For more information, phone Jim Lewis on 0447 218 894 or Peter Browning on 0448 899 478.
Bowman Park Frog Habitat Restoration Group
Bowman Park Frog Habitat actively maintains a series of frog breeding sites, and creek vegetation at Bowman Park, Simpsons Road, Bardon. For more information phone Phil Bird on 0407 664 909.
Cecil Road Bushcare Group
This site has been a labour of love for a local resident for the past 10 years. The site has been extensively cleared of weeds and regenerated to locally native habitat. Now a Habitat Brisbane site, the group maintains the riparian area around the corner of Cecil Road and Coopers Camp Road, Bardon. For more information phone Saba Burns on 07 3369 2796.
Greening Dawn Street Bushcare Group
This group was formed in 2010 by experienced bush carers from other sites and groups. Activities include weeding, mulching and planting by local residents and volunteers, rehabilitating sections of Ithaca Creek parallel to Fletchers Parade and near Coopers Camp Road. For more information phone Bruce Gray on 0417 195 464.
Stonebrook Bushcare Group
The Stonebrook Bushcare Group formed in August 2010. Members are working at Purtell Park and Carwoola Street, Bardon, in Upper Ithaca Creek. Working bees are held once a month on Monday mornings between 8.30am and 11am. For more information phone Maggie Magafakis on 07 3367 2329.
Western Creek Bushcare Group
The Western Creek Bushcare Group has been formed to do restoration work on the upper catchment of Western Creek adjacent to Couldrey St. Working within Colarado Ave Park, Bardon; the group has a fantastic opportunity to help a large patch of remnant vegetation. Work will include weeding, planting and identification of resident species. For more information phone John Waters on 07 3870 8664.
Brookfield Showground Bushcare Group
Brookfield Showground Bushcare Group was originally a project of the Australian Trust for Conservation Volunteers (ATCV) group. The focus of the work was on weed removal and replanting with rainforest plants. Other project sites include restoration of frog habitat from a side tributary into Moggill Creek. For more information phone Damien Egan on 0400 737 122.
Upper Gold Creek Bushcare Group
The Upper Gold Creek Bushcare Group is active in the restoration of road and creekside vegetation on Upper Gold Creek Road. For more information phone Gordon Grigg on 07 3374 1737.
Ardes and Lomandra Street Parks Bushcare Group
Nestled in the suburb of Chapel Hill, this neglected patch of bush, listed as an 'ecosystem of concern', will be restored. The group will focus on the removal of weeds, reestablishment of native vegetation and improvement of corridor linkages from Mt Coot-tha. For more information, email Pam or phone Pam on 0417 645 368.
Brushbox Bushcare Group
Brushbox Bushcare Group is working along Cubberla Creek in Chapel Hill, actively removing a range of woody weeds including Chinese elms and camphor laurels. The group is also planting along the creek line to provide much needed riparian habitat. For more information phone Juliet Farinazzo on 0412 850 202.
Burns Parade Bushcare Group
The Burn’s Parade Bushcare Group is working on the creek banks of Cubberla Creek in Chapel Hill. Following on from the works initiated by Cubberla-Witton Catchments Networks (CWCN) the group are looking forward to changing the site from a degraded creek bank to a wonderful shady oasis, that is a haven for animals and people alike. For more information phone Henry Camacho 0430 628 325.
Butterfly Bushcare Group
Since 2005, the Butterfly Bushcare Group has been working on a hilltop site along Mt Coot-tha's Reservoir Trail to restore the natural vegetation to encourage butterflies and other insects, many of which are locally under threat due to urban development and loss of food plants for caterpillars. Loss of hilltop sites adds an addtional threat.
Butterflies and other insects use the hilltop as a place to meet and find a mate. Some butterflies travel several kilometres to a hilltop.
If you'd like to help with this work, consider joining the group for a working bee. For more information, phone Sameer Punde on 0420 580 031.
Clarina Street Park Bushcare Group
Working in a 4.3 hectare bushland block at the top of Witton Creek catchment, this group is enjoying the challenge of taking a degraded cat’s claw and ochna dominated area back to a more improved native ecosystem. For more information email Marshall D’Souza or phone 0413 697 079.
This bushcare group formed in 2011, although work has been carried out at this site since 2008. The site extends from the Green Hill Reservoir at the top of Russell Terrace, Chapel Hill to the rear of the houses in Struan Street. Rubbish was removed from the site and the group are working to control a wide range of weed infestations. Revegetation and erosion control has been successfully carried out on half of the site. For more information phone Joan Wilkinson on 07 3378 3110.
Merri Merri Park Bushcare Park
This group is involved in protecting existing remnant vegetation, encouraging natural regeneration, establishing planting beds using local native and bush friendly species, as well as simply having enjoyable working bees. For more information phone Ross Muller on 07 3378 4249.
The Hut Bushland Care Group
This group's focus is on implementing bush regeneration techniques. This principally involves the encouragement of natural regeneration, with supplementary plantings of fire retardant and indigenous dry rainforest species as required. The group is closely linked with The Hut Environmental and Community Association Inc. (THECA) in Chapel Hill. For more information phone THECA on 07 3878 5088.
The Wandering Weeders are a free ranging group who work two mornings per week over 10 hectares on the edge of Mt Coot-tha Forest Park, near the Hut in Chapel Hill. Their work is focused on areas around walking tracks targeting weeds including signal grass and those weeds spread by birds. To date the group has managed to eliminate ochna, corky passion vine, asparagus fern and lantana at their site. For more information phone Lyn and Phil Cole on 07 3378 3763.
Manaton Park Bushcare Group
Manaton Park located off Jesmond Road, Jay Park represents two plant communities namely dry riparian rainforest and open eucalyptus forest. The Manaton Park Bushcare group are in the process of removing a range of woody weeds, grasses and vines which are being progressively replaced with endemic species. For more information phone Patty Munro on 07 3378 7900.
Moore Park Bushcare Group
This group has strong community involvement with local residents and Indooroopilly State School to restore Moore Park. By linking the available naturalist history of the area, the group aims to bring back the line of red Callistemons along the banks of Witton Creek in Moore Park. For more information phone Des Hoban on 07 3378 1011.
Rainbow Forest Experimental Rehabilitation Group
This group has been involved in the progressive rehabilitation of littoral rainforest indigenous to the area, and encouraging wildlife through sound practices, as well as providing an avenue for interested people to achieve something positive in an environmental project. For more information phone Ros Laundon on 07 3378 4906.
Taringa Parade Bushcare Group
The Taringa Parade Bushcare Group actively works on the open eucalypt slopes of Moore Park, Indooroopilly. The group has been rehabilitating the site through the process of assisted natural regeneration; removing weeds such as ochna, asparagus fern, exotic grasses and vines. For more information, phone Jutta Godwin on 0407 583 441.
Jindalee Bushcare Group
This group was established in 1996 and works along the Mt Ommaney Walkway between Jindalee and Westlake. The area contains a diversity of flora and fauna, which the group works hard to rehabilitate and protect. The group also promotes awareness of the site and general environmental issues within the local community. For more information phone Shealagh Walker on 0401 059 401.
Jindalee Creek Bushcare Group
This group is carrying out weed control and revegetation works along Jindalee Creek. This degraded vegetation community will be returned to its former diversity of wetland species, open forest species and dry rainforest species. This park is also habitat for the endangered plant angle-stemmed myrtle (Gossia gonoclada) which will be planted as part of the recovery of the species. For more information phone Rod Crockart on 07 3376 2639.
Kelvin Grove Bushcare Group
This group is continuing its work to restore an old tip site at Breakfast Creek by planting local rainforest species and additional plantings in the park, to transform it into a green space. For more information, phone Giles Baxter on 0407 842 836.
Cubberla Creek Revegetation Group
From a small remnant, the group has established diverse plantings of canopy trees/shrubs (local to the area), while encouraging natural regeneration and promoting wildlife use, for example, bird populations, butterfly food and habitat plants. For more information phone Chris Jensen on 0488 108 808.
Kenmore South Creek Care
Kenmore South Creek Care is a group of parents, children, teachers and local neighbours working to restore the upper part of Little Gubberly Creek behind Kenmore South State School. Through weeding, planting and maintaining, the group hopes to grow a native forest and improve the environment for turtles and other animal that live in and along the creek. In creating a more accessible creek, the group hope to provide local children with an area to explore the creek and learn.
Kersley Road Bushcare Group
This group works in a small, shaded rainforest oasis along Cubberla Creek. The group has spent many years replacing weeds with native vegetation along the creek’s edge, and have created a wonderful sun dappled site to meander from Wallawa St through to Katunga St, Kenmore. For more information phone Mike Watson on 3878 1920.
Little Gubberley Bushcare Group
This group is focussed on repairing Little Gubberley Creek and rehabilitating the remnant littoral rainforest with strong involvement from the local community. For more information phone Carolyn Fitzgerald on 07 3378 2674.
Lower Moggill Bushcare Group
The Lower Moggill Bushcare Group has concentrated on the weeding and revegetation of the riparian (or riverbank) strip along Moggill Creek. The site is alongside the parkland at the end of Fortrose Street and features a 35 metre tall Moreton Bay Fig. For more information phone Judy Petro on 07 3378 3348.
McKay Brook Bushcare Group
The McKay Brook Bushcare Group works in parkland adjacent to McKay Brook. The group focusses on weeding and replanting with rainforest species. For more information phone Bryan Hacker on 07 3374 1468.
The Billabong Bushcare Group
The Billabong Bushcare Group has been working on weeding and restoring a billabong off Moggill Creek and along the riparian strip of Moggill Creek. Located upstream from Rafting Ground Park, the group is working towards linking up with other nearby Habitat Brisbane group sites and creating a healthier more diverse Moggill Creek. For more information phone Rosie Matters on 0422 471 557.
Gap Creek Bushcare Group
The Gap Creek Bushcare Group works in the revegetation of Gap Creek and is currently focusing on a large site at the end of Kookaburra Street, Kenmore Hills. For more information phone Michael Humphreys on 07 3374 1467.
Huntington/Tuckett Bushcare Group
Huntington/Tuckett Bushcare Group has been active in a number of revegetation projects along Moggill Creek adjacent to Creekside Street, Huntington Estate and Tuckett Park. For more information phone Jim Pope on 07 3374 4181.
Camoola Street Bushcare Group
The bushcare volunteers are working at Camoola Street Park, Keperra to engage the local community and raise awareness about the environment. The volunteers are working to enhance the local environment by rescuing remnant trees (predominantly Eucalyptus teretecornis) that would otherwise be smothered by exotic vines and create more habitat for wildlife through planting local native species in the park. For more information send an email to Annie.
Osborne Road Bushcare Group
This group is restoring a weed-infested reach of Kedron Brook upstream of Teralba Park at Mitchelton by replanting with local creek species and encouraging natural regeneration of Waterhousea floribunda, which once formed a graceful canopy all along the upper part of Kedron Brook. For more information phone Keren Sweeney on 07 3403 8888.
Tuesday Tree Liberators
Working on the southern bank of Kedron Brook upstream of Teralba Park Mitchelton. The area is also known locally as Pony Club Bend. The group is working to restore the weed-infested bank. This will increase biodiversity, provide habitat for wildlife and improve water quality. The group meets on Tuesdays for bushcare work as well as regular social activities. For more information phone Helen Moriarty on 07 3354 2396.
Pullenvale Forest Park Bushcare Group
The Pullenvale Forest Park Bushcare Group has been actively involved in the rehabilitation of a mixture of dry rainforest and open woodland communities along Pullen Pullen Creek. For more information phone Lynn Brown on 07 3202 8379.
Friends of Sherwood Arboretum
This group was formed in 1988, with the aim of improving the arboretum through community involvement. They have been working on several sites within the arboretum focusing on large-scale weed removal and regeneration of island areas. This will encourage frog habitat in the Melaleuca Grove through weed containment and selective planting and working along the riverside. For more information phone Carole Bristow on 07 3379 1453.
Banksia Park Bushcare Group
This group works in a small bushland remnant in Banksia Park, Sixth Ave, St Lucia. The main aim of the group is to remove weed species and replant native vegetation, creating a wildlife oasis in the leafy suburb of St Lucia. For more information phone Norm Case on 0411 131 749.
Ironside Park, St Lucia Bushcare Group
This group is working to bring the four hectare bush park just behind Ironside State School back to a more balanced and diverse native habitat. The primary focus is saving the canopy from creeping vines and ridding the park of weeds, with the longer term aim of establishing some dry rainforest habitat in the gullies. For more information phone David Russell or Kate Stacey on 07 3870 1130.
St Lucia Esplanade Bushcare Group
Located adjacent to the Brisbane River at St Lucia, this group focusses on restoration of the remnant riverine vegetation. The site is readily accessible with a well-developed river walk, to complement the group's revegetation efforts. For more information phone Barbara and Geoff Robins on 07 3371 5834.
St Lucia Golf Course Bushcare Group
St Lucia Gold Course Bushcare Group rescue and reinstate native vegetation beside the fairways and greens of the St Lucia Golf Course. Remnant patches of bushland have been at risk due to weed incursion which has impacted on the biodiversity of these areas. In conjunction with Cubberla-Witton Catchments Network, the group has commenced weeding these areas and planting local natives to create vital habitat.
For more information phone Collette Sheridan on 0402 664 156 or email Collette.
Goldsborough Street Bushcare Group
Working in in the Mt Coot-tha reserve along Taringa Parade, Taringa this group continues to transform what was previously a grassy paddock to a native bushland patch. For more information phone Habitat Brisbane Officer West on 07 3403 8888.
Heather's Patch Bushcare Group
Working in in the Mt Coot-tha reserve along Taringa Parade, Taringa, this group works on the removal of weed species and replacing them with native vegetation. The group has had great success over the years and continues to expand the area they actively manage. For more information phone Heather McGrath on 07 3378 5960.
Bob Wilson/ Riaweena Street Bushcare Group
This group works on Riaweena Street, The Gap, west of Illowra Street. The group have spent many years removing the infestation of Cat’s Claw and Madeira Vine upstream of the footbridge to School Road. For more information phone Bob Whiteman on 07 3300 6585.
Brisbane Rainforest Action and Information Network (BRAIN)
BRAIN focusses on the restoration of a rainforest remnant at Glenella Street, The Gap. The group also has a strong educational component holding regular working bees, producing rainforest relevant literature and managing the BRAIN website.
Chaprowe Road Bushcare Group
The Chaprowe Road Bushcare Group have been working over 10 years to restore a stretch of Fish Creek downstream from Settlement Road towards The Gap State School. The work is challenging due to the sandy, unstable nature of the creek banks. The group have successfully revegetated large sections of the creek with the aid of planting, weeding and jute matting. For more information phone Glenys Carlson on 07 3300 5460.
The Gap Central Habitat Group
Based around Nicholas Park, this group is actively rehabilitating a section of riparian (or riverbank) vegetation along a stretch of Enoggera Creek behind The Gap High School and along Riaweena Street. The group is tackling heavy weed infestation to preserve the remaining indigenous vegetation and to encourage its regeneration. They hope to make a significant contribution to the overall recovery project for Enoggera Creek. For more information phone Lyn Martinez on 07 3312 2054.
Walton Bridge Reserve Bushcare Group
Where Fish Creek meets Enoggera Creek, Walton Bridge Reserve is an urban rainforest in the heart of The Gap. The active group meets every Saturday afternoon. Since 2010, the group has been working on restoring the Fish Creek corridor between Lochinvar Lane and Glenella Street. The site features important remnant vegetation. For more information phone Anne Jones on 07 3312 2242.
Watercress Farm Bushcare Group
Situated off Payne Road at the Gap, this group has been involved in the restoration of a section of Enoggera Creek. For more information phone Mick Bruhwiller on 07 3300 3024.
Wittonga Park Bushcare Group
The Wittonga Park Bushcare Group is restoring the headwaters of Fish Creek within Wittonga Park, The Gap. For over 10 years the group have planted the draining channels to provide vital shade to the creek, removed weeds and improved biodiversity for local wildlife. For more information phone Kath Stockill on 07 3300 4259.
Yarrabee Road Bushcare Group
The Yarrabee Bushcare Group formed in 2010 by a concerned group of local land for wildlife residents. They joined the Habitat Brisbane Program in 2011 and have been working to remove the grassy and woody weeds and undertake fire suppression activities along the edge of the Enoggera Military Camp at The Gap. For more information email Jude Muduioa on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yoorala Street Bushcare Group
The Yoorala Street Bushcare Group is working to restore the headwaters of Enoggera Creek from the Enoggera Dam wall downsteam to the elbow on Enoggera Creek near Payne Road. For more information phone Stella Field on 0412 335 289.
Men of the Trees
Men of the Trees actively contribute to the restoration of bushland through their activities at various sites in Toowong and The Gap. For more information phone Marion Goward on 07 3366 1448.
Toowong Creek Roving Rehabilitators
The Toowong Creek Roving Rehabilitators came on board with the Habitat Brisbane Program in 2011. The group wants to restore strategic bushland areas within the Toowong Creek Catchment and engage the local community to raise participation and awareness within the catchment. They recently commenced their project on National Tree Day with a planting in parkland along Brosley Road Toowong. For more information phone Maggie Deeth on 0429 708 259.
Ted's Place Bushcare Group
This group works in the upper reaches of the Moggill Creek Catchment. They are transforming weeded creek edges to wonderful riparian strips along Upper Brookfield. For more information phone Habitat Brisbane Officer West on 3403 8888.
Upper Brookfield Bush Regeneration Group
Situated towards the end of Upper Brookfield Road, the group has been working on a formerly weed infested riparian strip. The group has now returned areas of the site to its former native habitat. For more information phone Kate McVicar on 07 3374 1471.
Westlake-Riverhills Bushcare Group
This bushcare group was originally established in 1993 and initiated the bushland rehabilitation work in the riverfront bushland of Westlake and Riverhills. The bushcare group now works along the Coucal Trail, in Barcoorah Street Park, and aims to restore the area by removing invasive weed species and replanting with local native species. This is an important area for habitat and a popular walking spot with locals. For more information, phone email Sandra Austin or phone Sandra on 0412 391 118.