There are many practical ways you can get involved and make a real difference to the environment in the area. Join us today or contact the bushcare group nearest for more information. Of course, you can simply come along to our next regular meeting or event.
Membership of CDEA is $15 per year (household), $10 per year (individual member) or $5 per year (concession). Included in your membership is a subscription to our quarterly newsletter, which contains details of scheduled activities as well as conservation information and lots of tips on how to attract wildlife to your garden.
Download CDEA membership form then forward it with your cheque to:
- CDEA, PO Box 515, Mount Ommaney, Q, 4074
Be sure to read the latest edition of our newsletter. Simply click on the Newsletters and Downloads link in the main menu.
There has been some success in removing the deer from the Centenary suburbs but it is a difficult task.
They are becoming more and more wide-spread and are much bolder. They continue to be very destructive to Bushcare Groups' revegetation and cause serious soil erosion in the reserves. they have damaged many street trees by stripping off and eating the bark. They have been the cause of a couple of traffic accidents. CDEA feels that more funding and people are needed to address this fast-growing problem. We will continue to lobby Council to rid the Centenary suburbs of deer. The deer arrived in 2000.
Did you know that foxes are a major pest in our bushland area? So too are deer. However, there is quite a lot of 'friendly'wildlife as well.
Honours student Kirsty Pappalardo has conducted a survey of the wildlife corridor between the bushland on
Horizon Drive, opposite Peter Lightfoot Oval, the McLeod Golf Course and the Mount Ommaney Bushland Reserve.
Since 1991, the Centenary Suburbs and nearby areas have benefited greatly from the addition of new bushland and parkland areas. We at CDEA are very proud of the large part which we have played in the creation of these new areas for the benefit of all residents - and our wildlife. You can download an A4 map showing the all these new areas as well as the pre-existing bushland and parkland areas. Simply click here.
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Activities will include a short and easy bushland walk to collect leaves, feathers and other artistic treasures. The children
will make these into cards and wall hangings in the shade of the new Pooh Corner Environment Centre. The centre is sp
acious and well equipped with a meeting room, kitchenett
e and toilets as well as a large picnic shelter nearby.
This morning of fun will be held by Centenary and District Environment Action, a local community environment group. Volunteers have Blue Cards and are experienced in the bushland and at the craft table.
All paper, scissors, glue, etc will be provided, as will water and sunscreen.
All the children will need to bring is their morning tea.
Children should wear old clothes and walking shoes and bring along a sunhat for the bushland walk
The cost is $10 per child, payable on the day.
The Pooh Corner Environment Centre is located at 100 Wolston Road, Wacol, partway between the bottom end of Spine Street and Wacol Station Road.
For bookings please contact Di Ruffles 3376 7737 or Caroline Hamilton 3376 1615.
Save the trees from deer damage with knitted tree protectors !
Feral deer often strip the bark off native trees in urban bushland and also off street trees around Brisbane.
Jindalee Bushcare Group, which restores large areas of the Mount Ommaney Bushland Reserve, is putting
knitted protectors around trees whose trunks have been partially stripped by feeding deer. This is to
prevent further damage to the trees and to save them from being completely ringbarked which would kill
them. So far, this experiment has been successful!
There are so many affected trees, that the group would appreciate some help in knitting the protectors.
Get out your yarn left over from knitting winter and start knitting! Or you can crochet…