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 if you would like more 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 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.
Myuna Park Bushcare Group
The Myuna Park Bushcare group has a large group of dedicated volunteers committed to restoring a highly compromised site to its former dry rainforest/wet sclerophyll vegetation community. The site forms a gully with an ephemeral channel system leading to Brisbane River to the north. The group will progressively remove high priority weed vine species from the canopy and groundcover stratums, as well as 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, while native vegetation has the chance to regenerate and be planted, allowing 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, which is one of the largest conservation reserves on the eastern side of Brisbane. This bushcare group will be undertaking a varied program of weed removal, 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 Pat Collins on 0415 115 296.
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 which contains one of the densest populations of squirrel gliders in Australia. The group will be undertaking 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, with the overall goal being 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, but 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 3398 5089.
Stellar Carrington Habitat Group
The Stellar Carrington Habitat Group are restoring habitat along a tributary of Bulimba Creek. Works being carried out 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 located on the south-eastern boundary of the Pine Mountain section of the Whites Hill Reserve at Carina. The group is working to restore this rainforest through both 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 involved in 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.
Bridgewater Creek FREECS
Bridgewater Creek FREECS is a small group working along Bridgewater Creek, Coorparoo. This group undertakes weed removal and revegetation along the high bank of the creek, mainly where it flows through Wembley Park. The group is also involved with maintenance of part of the Bowie's Flat artificial wetland, which is upstream from the 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 who are working to restore and rehabilitate a series of heavily compacted and weedy gully lines running down from Whites Hill Reserve. The group is focused on reestablishing connectivity and wildlife corridor movement 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 for plants to be well established before moving onto the next stage of the site. The group is also keen to engage with local residents, scouts groups, local schools and the community to raise awareness of the value of the 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 was initiated with support of the Norman Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee (N4C). The site covers approximately a kilometre of land on either side of Norman Creek between Merrell Street, Greenslopes and Arnwood Place, Annerley and 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 Damien Madden on 07 3324 8307.
Hemmant and Tingalpa Wetlands Conservation Group
Forming in 1999, this group is working in remnant wetlands adjacent to Torquay Crescent, Tingalpa. The site has important habitat values for local and migratory wetland birds (including magpie geese). The group is working to reinstate a vegetation buffer around the wetland pools to aid sediment control and nutrient interception from surrounding housing. They are also dedicated to the removal of water weeds that are invading the permanent pools at the site. The group also looks after a section of the Hemmant Recreation Reserve at the end of Doughboy Parade. At this Doughboy Parade site, the main activities are weed removal and restoration of tributaries and degraded salt marsh. For more information phone Daryl Evans on 07 3901 1584.
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
This bushcare group has very strong community support from residents of Gainsborough Park Estate at Mackenzie. They are working to revegetate a wetland corridor within the park that runs through the estate. This corridor is an important linkage between the Mt Petrie bushland complex and the Bulimba Creek corridor. For more information phone Neville Jenkins on 07 3343 5203.
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 being carried out by the group 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 phone Ruth Webley on 0406 008 259on 07 3396 8808.
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 that the group is working at several distinct sites removing weeds and dumped rubbish from regenerating bushland, replanting local native plants and generating community ownership of a site that has been neglected. For more information phone Phil Young on 07 3849 3812.
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 that 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. Some revegetation works are also being carried out in those 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 located in a highly modified section of Perrin Creek which is closely surrounded by suburbia. The aim of the group is to restore the narrow waterway with native plant diversity and to connect the local community again with the creek. For more information phone Graham Kimber on 0488 744 700.
Burnett Swamp Creek FREECS
The core of this group is made up of parents of children attending the Stones Corner Kindergarten/Preschool at Buranda. The group is working to develop a bush food garden, increase habitat, reduce erosion and 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, gifted to Council, is an important wildlife corridor and 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 as well as supplementing 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 located in Wakerley and is part of a residential estate with islands of bushland and two creeks fed by stormwater. The group will focus on long term maintenance of the site to control environmental weeds and allow natural regeneration of two remnant endangered regional ecosystems. This site will form an important wildlife corridor linkage to the nearby Mookin-Bah Reserve that abuts the still very natural Lota Creek connecting to Moreton Bay. The group is in the early stages of its planned work and 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 situated at the head of Wynnum Creek Catchment. The group is focused on removing mid storey and ground cover weeds and reestablishing 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 within their site. As the group's site backs onto a local school, they are keen to engage with the school environment group to foster a long term partnership and to raise awareness of bushland protection in the community. For more information, email Robyn or phone Robyn on 0404 495 358.