|Horizon Drive Bushcare Goup|
Since November 2007 the Horizon Bushcarers have focused on the 3.2 hectare site along Horizon Drive, opposite the Peter Lightfoot Oval.
The site, saved fom high density housing in 2007, is not only a well preserved forest remnant but is believed to be the home to a group of koalas. Recent activities of the working bees have resulted in the removal of unwanted growth which has been stimulated by the recent weather conditions.
Looking ahead, the group's proposed activities will see their sights set on clearing deaper into the area, again to remove weeds, particularly Mother of Millions - and rubbish.
The Horizon Bushcarers is an accredited group within the Brisbane City Council Habitat Brisbane program. The group welcomes new members who are interested in preserving the amenity of the local area. The group has 35 members currently, and there is an average attendance of 15 at the monthly working bees. They are held on the second Sunday of each month, weather permitting, from 7.30 to 9.30am. All tools are provided under the Habitat Brisbane program, and all members working on site are covered by the program's insurance policy. No prior knowledge or training is required. Enclosed footwear is mandatory, and it is recommended you wear sunscreen, long pants, a hat and a top with sleeves.
The Horizon Drive Bushcare Group meets on the second Sunday of each month at the former Catholic Church land. It is located at 154 Horizon Drive, Middle Park, which is across the road from the Peter lightfoot Oval. For further details, call John Vanlint on 3279 2146 or email
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Our most recent meeting was held on Thursday 24 May at the Mount Ommaney Library
TOPIC - Wacol weed survey of important ecosystems
Brisbane City Council, through funding provided by the Wipe out Weeds program, commissioned Technigro to conduct a thorough weed survey at Pooh Corner & Wacol bushland conservation reserves & surrounding creek environs in May - June 2011. By conducting this weed survey, a very detailed & scientific account of the current weed issues in these conservation areas has been mapped & delivered. This data can now be used as a basis with which to prioritise any weed management activities & develop management plans, while taking into consideration the level of funds available for these activities.
GUEST SPEAKER - Rob Mollison
Rob Mollison, Brisbane City Council's Technical Officer Natural Environment, discussed the very interesting findings and the implementation of this survey.
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