The Habitat Brisbane program helps community groups restore natural habitats in parks, remnant bushland, wetlands and along waterways as part of Brisbane City Council's Community Conservation Partnerships Program.
Habitat Brisbane groups also help to protect, monitor and increase native flora and fauna populations, especially rare and threatened species. The groups' tasks include:
- removing weeds and rubbish
- establishing native plants
- reporting new sightings of wildlife including squirrel gliders, koalas, wallabies, microbats and boobook owls
- reducing illegal dumping through community awareness and education
- improving the attractiveness of natural areas for visitors
- drawing people together to create an increased sense of community.
Join a Habitat Brisbane group
To join a Habitat Brisbane group and make a real difference in your local environment, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.
A manual has been developed for new volunteer groups. This manual provides a range of information to help groups follow best-practice methods and create a successful project. If you would like a copy of the manual, contact Council.
Council supports community environment groups in a variety of ways. Environment and sustainability grants are available as well as Community Conservation Assistance, which is eligible to groups and individuals that are part of Council's Community Conservation Partnerships Program. For more information phone Council on 07 3403 8888.
Habitat Brisbane groups
View the groups in or near your suburb of Brisbane. If your suburb is not in this list check the Habitat Brisbane layer on the Waterways Activation Map. If you can't find a group near you, would like more information or would like to help coordinate a volunteer group, phone Council on 07 3403 8888.