It was definitely a case of third time lucky for OCCA's Wetland Wander event. After postponing the event three times due to unruly weather, the wander finally took place on Tuesday 23 April in the warm Autumn sun. The morning began with an informative talk by Anne Clarke about the history of the wetlands. This was followed by a gentle stroll and a picnic lunch under the shade of the trees. Attendees then wandered through the wetlands discovering plants, fungi and birds. Thank you to everyone who came along!
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OCCA has been announced as finalist in the 2013 Healthy Waterways Awards!
Not only are we in the running for the Community Award, we are also eligible to win the People’s Choice Award which involves the community voting for the finalist that they believe is the most outstanding.
Vote for us now and go in the draw to win 1 of 5 $200 Coles Myer Gift Vouchers. Healthy Waterways will announce a voucher winner each week on their facebook page until voting closes on Monday 20 May 2013. All category finalists are eligible for the People’s Choice Award and a cash prize of $1,000. The winner will be announced at the Healthy Waterways Awards Gala Dinner on 31 May 2013. Book your tickets now!
Vote for us now and spread the word to support our efforts in protecting and improving South East Queensland’s waterways. Please note, only one vote per person will be counted.
Karawatha Forest Protection Society's Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday 19 May from 10am to 2pm.
The Fun Day will include free events and stalls for all members of the family. The Lord Mayor and Brisbane City Council Officers will be in attendance as part of the community consultation for the new Karawatha Discover Centre. Check out the flyer here.
DATE CLAIMER 3 & 4 June 2013
Growing Communities will be holding its second Learning in the Garden National Seminar (LITGNS) this June in Brisbane.
The LITGNS will bring together educators, health professionals, parents, individuals and organisations for a two-day journey of gardensbased education and professional development exploring how school gardens can equip school age children to respond positively and proactively to a continuously changing world.
This year’s seminar presents a unique opportunity to meet other school gardens practitioners from around Australia, learn from their achievements, and together explore the role of school gardens in helping to bring about a more sustainable future.
For the last three years, OCCA has conducted our banking with bankmecu and we are grateful for their dedicated service. Recently, OCCA and bankmecu signed an agreement which brings with it an exciting fundraising opportunity for OCCA.
Take out a bankmecu home loan, and bankmecu will invest $500 with Oxley Creek Catchment Association!!!
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