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Family fun at community planting and wildlife display
Fish Creek, which is situated on the east end of Glenella Street, The Gap , is currently experiencing substantial erosion problems. The Brisbane Rainforest Action and Information Network, otherwise known as 'BRAIN' in conjunction with the Glenella Bushcare are organising a two-hour morning community event on Saturday 19th November 2016 to plant native trees, grasses and shrubs in the hope that the erosion can be abated. The event will be at the east end of Glenella Street, The Gap.
Glenella Bushcare & BRAIN Community Planting (Photo couresty of BRAIN's Website)
BRAIN is a Brisbane Council-sponsored bush care group whose focus is on the regeneration and rehabilitation of rainforest sites around Brisbane. Volunteers from the groups assist with a number of varied activities, which include weeding out invasive plants, replanting, maintenance, seed collection, propagation, education to the wider community and species identification. They also share information with other like-minded groups. At times, they host events such as gardening workshops, bush tucker workshops, trips to Green Island, reserves and other gardens.
The cost of this event is free to anyone, young or old, who has a love for nature and the environment and is concerned about the habitat and erosion happening in the area. It is hoped the tree planting will stabilise the creek's bank.
The Gap is a hilly suburb on the northern side of Brisbane and only eight kilometres from the CBD. It was named for its geographical location; that being a valley surrounded on four sides by mountains and ranges – Mount Coot-tha, Taylor Range, Mount Nebo and Mount Glorious. The Gap was originally inhabited by the Turrbal people before the European settlers arrived. It was heavily forested until the settlers began timber felling which became the first industry in the area.
Tree planting will begin at 10.00 am followed by a nature walk with Martin Fingland from Geckoes Wildlife. After morning tea, which will be served at 11.00 am, Martin will be showing everyone a variety of live nature animals from Geckoes Wildlife. I am sure this will be especially exciting for the children.
Photo courtesy of Glenella Bushcare Facebook page)
If you are attending, make sure you wear appropriate footwear, a hat and sunscreen. For further information on this event, you can email BRAIN at firstname.lastname@example.org