We are always delighted to welcome new volunteers to our group. There are no age limits and no previous experience is required. Any training required happens during the course of the working bees and the group supplies any necessary tools. There are no membership fees and if you add your name to our mailing list you will receive an email invitation to each working bee in the preceding week along with any relevant updates and info from the BCC. Children are welcome and it is a wonderful opportunity for them to develop an appreciation of our natural world. However it remains the responsibility of the parent/s to supervise their child/children at all times. For new members there is a short briefing on site before we commence work. For insurance purposes the BCC requires that each volunteer sign a form at each meet. The data collected is also used by the BCC to calculate how many volunteer hours are contributed on an annual basis. Common sense prevails in terms of safety so if volunteers can wear enclosed shoes, protective clothing, sun screen and a hat and bring their own water bottle everyone will be happy. There is always a first aid kit on standby and at least one member of the group has had first aid training. We have a ready supply of work gloves and can supply council issued work shirts and hats. There is no commitment required to attend on a regular basis so members are free to attend whenever suits them. We must be doing something right as some of our members have been attending for 30 years! If you would like to give it a go use the “Contact Us” button on this web site. If you want to speak to someone in person give Greg Smith a call on 07 3356 7375.
The Kedron Brook Catchment Network – The Kedron Brook Catchment Network (KBCN) is an informal network of individuals and organisations working together to maintain and improve Kedron Brook catchment’s environment. The network functions as a facilitating and organisational group for its members. The Greenbrook Association is a member of this network.
Habitat Brisbane – The Habitat Brisbane program helps community groups restore natural habitats in parks, remnant bushland, wetlands and along waterways. This is part of Brisbane City Council’s Community Conservation Partnerships Program of which the GreenBrook Association is a member. Habitat Brisbane groups consist of volunteers dedicated to keeping Brisbane clean, green and sustainable.
Kedron Brook Catchment – the story so far This e-book produced by ToadShow is a very comprehensive and well researched publication about Kedron Brook. Edited by Robert Whyte and Anne Jones it is a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in the local area.
Save Our Waterways Now – SOWN is a community organisation working to restore the habitats of creeks and waterways in the catchments of Enoggera, Ithaca and Fish Creeks in Brisbane’s north west.
Bird sightings in Grange Forest Park – A real-time, online checklist program, eBird has revolutionised the way that the birding community reports and accesses information about birds. Launched in 2002 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, eBird provides rich data sources for basic information on bird abundance and distribution at a variety of spatial and temporal scales.
Australian Association of Bush Regenerators – AABR promotes the study and practice of ecological restoration, and fosters and encourages effective management of natural areas by qualified people, based on sound ecological principles. They help promote good work practices in natural areas and network with like-minded people.
Bush Carers and Regenerators of SEQ – This facebook page has been created for all Brisbane and South-East Queensland bush carers as well as environment professionals to share their work and discuss all things to do with bush revegetation, regeneration, biodiversity and our local environment.