The Wolston Creek Bushcare Group meets usually on the 4th Sunday of each month, commencing from 7.30am and working for 2 hours before breaking for morning tea.  

Syzigium lehmannii
Syzigium lehmannii

Please phone the Jamboree Ward office on 3407 7000 or send an email to the coordinator.  The meeting place is the picnic table through the Riverpoint Boulevard entrance.

About Us 

Reflecting our heritage as activists rather than environmentalists, the membership of Wolston Creek Bushland Group collectively has a somewhat limited knowledge of Australian native flora and its botanical names.  We are a very social group and finish every period of work with a cuppa and a sausage sizzle.

Regular members contribute $2.50 per person, $5.00 per family towards the cost, with any excess going towards a Christmas party. Children are more than welcome, and usually enjoy themselves, helping and running around under the watchful eyes of ten or more adults. Interested folk are advised to bring a water bottle and wear a hat and substantial shoes.

Bolwarra
Bolwarra

Cliveden Reserve Bushcare Group was formed in 1995.   We work at the eastern end of Cliveden Avenue, Corinda.  We work to restore the bushland in the vicinity of Oxley Creek by managing the weed burden and encouraging natural regeneration.

There is a refreshing walk of 2 km around this pocket of Oxley Creek, which gives a sense of being far away from the city – from Cliveden Avenue to Renora St and then across parkland back to Cliveden Avenue.

Dianella
Dianella

The Jindalee Creek Bushcare Group meets on the first Sunday of the month behind the Allsports Shopping Centre.  For further details, call Rod on 3376 2639 or email. 

Brisbane wattle
Brisbane wattle

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. 

Blue-banded beeJindalee Bushcare Group was formed in 1996.  Since then, our group of friendly volunteers has carried out extensive planting and has cleared large areas of invasive weeds, thus maintaining a habitat for many birds, animals and plants.

Hundreds of residents of the Centenary suburbs (and many overseas visitors) enjoy the benefits of our work as they use the Mount Ommaney Walkway.  This lovely bush track winds for 1.2km, mainly alongside the river, between the top of Mount Ommaney Drive Jindalee and Summit Place (off Westlake Drive), Mount Ommaney.

When do we meet?

Our working bees are on the third Sunday in every month between 7.30am and 10am, except in the warmer months, when we knock off at 9.30am.  We finish with a morning tea of hot and cold drinks accompanied by luscious food.  the excellent morning teas and the social aspect of what we do are certainly major highlights for our enthusiastic members. 

Where do we meet?

On different months, at the two different ends of the Walkway.  To find out where the next working bee is, contact Shealagh Walker on 3376 1287 or email her by clicking here.

What do I need to bring?

Drinking water.  Tools and gloves are supplied.  Wear closed shoes, a hat and (preferably) long sleeves.

Brisbane lily
Brisbane lily

This group meets in Benarrawa Park, Allen Street, Corinda on the last Saturday of the month from 9am to 1pm.  For further details contact Noel Standfast on 3379 8008 or email us.

Native holly
Native holly

Nosworthy Park Details and History

Nosworthy Park is large, featuring different areas (open flat grassed park, spring-fed gully, dry slope and creek-bank), and environments (riparian, dry sclerophyll, rainforest) on the bank of Oxley Creek in Corinda.   The area has had a varied past,  being at one time cleared for farmland, then later the grassed hill slope was mown and used as a slide by local youngsters.  In the early 1990s much of the sloping area was revegetated with trees indigenous to the area and workers in an employment scheme constructed a walking track which loops down the hill and along the creek bank returning to the top via an area of open grassland.

The bushcare group formed in 2004 with the aim of revegetating a very disturbed and eroded site.  Some large Melaleuca bracteata trees, now probably close to 100 years old had survived the farm and sewerage clearing and the group has focussed on removal of weed and invasive vine species, erosion management, fostering natural regeneration where possible and planting to restore habitat.

Because the park is opposite Oxley Creek Common there is interchange of some bird species and regular bird surveys have been conducted here for many years now which provides valuable data on bird movements in the area.    The group is therefore designing planting to provide food sources and suitable habitat to further the options available for birds along the creek.

Frogmouth
Frogmouth

The Fort Bushcare Group meets on the first Sunday of the month at the corner of Fort Road and Cliveden Avenue, Oxley.  For further details, call John on 3379 7293 or email us. Each month, we publish a very informative newsletter.  View or download current and previous copies of our newsletters.

Kangaroo vine
Kangaroo vine

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 Sandra Austin on 07 3376 2470 or send an email.

Pavetta
Pavetta

The Group meets on Saturdays (check with the organiser for dates) betwwen 9am and 11am.  Enter via the Plumer Street gate on Strickland Terrace, Sherwood, and look for a white four-wheel drive near the shelter shed which has the water tank, and is upstream from the entry gate.

Bring a hat, sunscreen, closed shoes, drinking water, hand tools and morning tea.  New volunteers are always welcome.

The Strickland park Bushcare Group has been working in the park since 1995.  We survived the 2011 and 2013 floods, and are currently working to reduce the quantity of weeds which have flourished since the wet weather.  The park was created in the early 1980s, after the devastating 1974 flood, and the 2011 flood was the first major test of the integrity of the park.

For further information, contact Jocelyn on 3379 6021 or email her.