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Welcome to the Oxley Creek Catchment

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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CreekWatch Waste Forum

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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
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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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PlatypusWatch - Oxley Creek

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Over the years we've had many sightings of the elusive platypus across the catchment, so we thought that this years' Peaks to Points festival would be the perfect occasion try to catch a glimpse of one in the wilds of Oxley Creek.

After a fantastic evening workshop with Ross Pattinson, a platypus expert from Wildlife Queensland our volunteers were ready to face down the 5am winter chill and stake out eight sites accross the catchment, from Salisbury to New Beith.

Unfortunately when we regrouped for a hot breakfast, none of our 20 spotters had been able to see one of the furry critters. We had plenty of birdlife, including pelicans and a passing sea eage (and many crows who had clearly hadn't attended the workshop where we were told to be quiet and still). The odd turtle, briefly got our hopes up and a wallaby made a guest appearance.

Ross had said that even though we had no luck this time it isn't an indication that there aren't platypus in our waterways. Our catchment is large and the platypus can range for many kilometres. The dry conditions may also have had an effect.

Remember that these surveys aren't just one day a year. You can always take a half hour out of your day to head down to your local freshwater creek. Sit and watch and you might be amazed at what you find. So for the next time we run a platypus survey we're calling on anyone in the catchment, who has had a recent sighting, to let us know at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ·or by filling in a sighting form at www.wildlife.org.au.

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Contact Us

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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

occa@flatrate.net.au

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