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Welcome to the Oxley Creek Catchment

CreekWatch Waste Forum

Less to Landfill for Better Business Outcomes - Tuesday 24 March 2015

WasteForum

Join OCCA and our CreekWatch Partners as we explore how better waste management can lead to a better business.

  • Case studies of local businesses that have increased diversion rates for a better bottom line
  • Learn from industry leaders about how to turn your waste challenges into opportunities
  • How to get your staff committed to managing waste
  • Tackling litter and illegal dumping in our business precincts
Read more...

OCCA General Meeting and Presentation - A Regulatory Response to Invasive Species Management in Brisbane

Join us for OCCA's bi-monthly general meeting at 5.30pm on Tuesday 24 February at the Oxley Creek Common (Red Shed), Sherwood Road Rocklea.

The meeting will feature a Special Presentation: "A Regulatory Response to Invasive Species Management in Brisbane". The presentation covers Brisbane City Council's response to pest plants and pest animals on private property, and will include:

  • Why Council manage Invasive species on private land
  • Survey procedures
  • How locations are prioritised
  • Pest Management Plans
  • Pest animals that require management action
  • Invasive species complaints
  • Management Challenges

Presenter: Bill Manners, Principal Officer Natural Environment, Compliance & Regulatory Services Branch. This branch has responsibility for Council's regulatory activity for pest plants, pest animals, protected vegetation, water contamination, hazardous vegetation, illegal dumping and illegal activities in parks.

You'll also get to hear about OCCA's current projects and recent activities and get an update on OCCA's new accommodation and plans in 2015.

Volunteers, friends, members, and general public, all welcome.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Please RSVP to OCCA at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or 3278 2899

OCCA Annual General Meeting 2014


Sherwood_ArboretumJoin us for our 2014 Annual General Meeting featuring a Special Presentation by Louise Orr - "Making Connections: catchment care anywhere" 

 Louise is Community Partnerships Manager with SEQ Catchments and Secretary of the Brisbane Catchments Network.

The presentation will run from 6.00pm - 7.00pm,  followed by a light supper, with the AGM commencing at 7.30pm. The AGM will include the election of Officers and Members of the Management Committee (MC). If you would like to join the OCCA MC, please click the links below to download nomination and proxy forms. These forms need to be returned to OCCA by Friday 14th November 2014 however nominations will also be accepted at the Meeting.

Date: Tuesday 18th November

Time: 5:30 pm for 6:00pm start

Location: The Oxley Creek Common (Red Shed), Sherwood Rd, Rocklea

RSVP for catering purposes to 3278 2899 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Logan Weeds Roadshow

asparagusP2PAre you having problems with invasive weeds on your property? Then come along to the
Logan Weeds Roadshow
Bring a sample from your property where weed experts will be on hand to identify and provide practical advice on how to manage the problemsome pests

 

  • Weed identification by experts
  • Practical demonstrations of weed treatment
  • Geckoes Wildlife Show (11am to noon)
  • Gold coin donation BBQ

Saturday October 18
10:00AM-2:00PM
Greenbank State School, 
24-36 Goodna Rd, Greenbank

For more information contact OCCA on 32782899 or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Proudly sponsored by Logan City Council's EnviroGrant Program


Fabulous Fungi at our August General Meeting

Megan Prance gave us a fascinating insight into the world of fungi.

The mushroom (or fungus) you pick is just the fruiting body. It is like the apple on the tree. The true mushroom is the mycelium – those little white fibres tucked out of sight in the soil or other substrate. It is estimated that there are 5300 – 110,000 species around the world but only 16 – 41% have been named. 6000 – 10000 species are found in Australia with 72% of these unique to Australia. Unlike plants and animals, there is little awareness of fungi in Australia with limited funding, few study opportunities and little research for example the Queensland Herbarium only has one mycologist. In 2010 the Queensland Herbarium held only 18 fungi records for Brisbane's SW suburbs. Following surveys in the Wolson and Centenary catchments, there are now 270 records but it is expected that there are about 1200 fungi species in the area. Fungi are important as decomposers of organic matter, assisting plant growth and providing food for animals and insects. They have also been used for medicines and in cheeses and wine. The first Census of Qld Fungi was released in 2013 and the next census is expected to be released in early September 2014. Whenever the Queensland Mycological Society (QMS) ventures out on a survey, about 25% of species found are new species. If you do find fungi in your garden, don't use fungicides or mulch unnecessarily or change or fragment natural areas.

For more information about the QMS and its activities and publications, go to: http://qldfungi.org.au

A copy of Megan's presentation is available in the presentations section.

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Postal Address

PO Box 217

Sherwood Qld 4075

 

OCCA Resource Centre

Brisbane Markets Commercial Precinct

Unit 20, 385 Sherwood Road

Rocklea Qld 4106

(located between the pie and fish shops)

 

Phone/Fax:

(07) 3278 2899

 

Email

info@oxleycreekcatchment.org.au

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