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CWCN General Meeting with Sheldon Navie on Emerging Woody Weeds  - 25th September, 6:30am for 7:00pm

Join us for another interesting meeting at the CWCN Centre. We’ll commence the evening at 6:30pm with drinks and nibbles, for a 7:00pm start. - Guest speaker for the night will be Dr Sheldon Navie, on the topic “Emerging Woody Weeds of South-East Queensland”. - Sheldon studied at the University of Queensland throughout the 1990’s, where he majored in botany and completed his PhD on the biology of Parthenium Weed. He continued working at the University of Queensland until 2009, where he developed a series of interactive weed identification CD’s and DVD’s using the Lucidsoftware system. In recent years he has been employed as a consultant for Technigro and The IVM Group, where he has been working on a range of Integrated Vegetation Management and weed mapping projects. - As usual, our meeting will inform about past and future activities of CWCN and issues relevant to our work. It is also an opportunity to socialise and exchange information and ideas. Refreshments and finger food are provided. This meeting is open to everyone and everyone is welcome.


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Waterbug Training Workshop - 6th October 2018 

Join CWCN for an exciting workshop and learn all about water bugs, aquatic critters which can tell us a lot about the health of our waterways and ecosystems These tiny macroinvertebrates live in freshwater for all or some stages of their life cycle and  they are sensitive at varying degrees to pollutants and other changes in our local creeks. This allows us to assess conditions by their presence or absence, their types and abundance. Aquatic water bugs are also an important food source for native fish, frogs, platypus, and birds.
Tutorial and field demonstrations will be run by experienced Senior Scientists for Ecology and Biodiversity Management at Hydrobiology Pty Ltd Justin Cujatar and Michelle Hobbs. For the field part please wear protective clothing and closed shoes.
We would also love to see you involved in the National Waterbug Blitz. It will take place across our catchments throughout October,  and we are seeking helpers for the catching and identifying of our local water critters. The surveys will be carried out on several days (dates to be decided) and allow for different knowledge levels. We will  be there to do it with you.  Bring your  smart devices. Apart from hardcopies we’ll use apps helping us with the identification. - For further information and registration form check out our flyer


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Spring Holiday Activities are coming up!

Fun and hands-on learning is guaranteed during our upcoming holidays. We'll be learning about habitat for our small feathered friends, about how nature helps the recycling process,  and  we'll become important citizen scientists by checking water quality and by catching and identifying water critters. - Registration is required. Please check out the flyer and book in early. Our activities are popular and fill up fast. 

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Seed Propagation at CWCN

Why not join a great group of volunteers eager to source and propagate local native plants to help with our rehabilitation work across our catchments in Brisbane's inner West. Our working bees are always fun and we achieve lots. Check the Diary of Events and come to our next meet at the CWCN Centre. If you have questions or need more information please ring or text  Henry on 0430 628 325.


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Book Club Program 2018

The fifth year of our environmental reading promises again highly engaging titles. The CWCN Book Club attracts book lovers, bookworms, food for thought gourmets, those who appreciate the natural world, those who enjoy a debate, and those who love having a good time. Please check out the entire program here
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The Great Outdoors in Brisbane's Inner West
Being outdoors and volunteering are beneficial to your health. What better reason to join CWCN and/or activities with one of the local bushcare groups. Check out our pages 'Get involved' 'Diary of Events". We are looking forward to seeing you at one or many events on offer.  
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    Citizen Scientists of all ages wanted!
    Join CWCN in finding our local biodiversity, download the free app at www.questagame.com, join the CWCN Clan. Use your smart phone, tablet/ipad and photocapture fauna, flora and fungi and upload them. The more you find, the more 'gold' you can win, and the more we find out about our local environment. This is a fun way of contributing to conservation!
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    Bird Walks in Brisbane's inner West
    Birds are valuable indicators of environmental health. CWCN regularly assesses local bird populations and monitors changes over time. Keep an eye on our Diary of Events and check out our current flyer
    Microbat Survey in 
    Brisbane's Inner West Catchments
    The results of our exciting survey are available for perusing. A minimum of 15 microbat species call Brisbane's Inner West home. The report contains details on these bats and their habitat, points out the importance for wildlife corridors and elaborates on the ecosystem services bats provide.
    Come to the CWCN Centre and peruse a hardcopy of the survey report or download the electronic version of it by clicking on the link below.
    Microbats of Brisbane's Inner West (1,3 Mb). A printable version can be obtained by contacting us.
    Thank you Brisbane City Council for funding this important survey!

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CWCN Centre
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Chapel Hill Qld 4069