Bulimba Creek Environment Fund
Mt Barney National Park – Yamahra Creek Catchment
Bulimba Creek Environment Fund supports Mt Gravatt Environment Group
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Bulimba Creek Environment Fund

The Bulimba Creek Environment Fund was established to accept tax-deductible donations in support of a community-driven commitment to deliver critical environmental outcomes through socially and ethically sensitive programs.

Purchase of Environmentally Valuable Land
This year B4C made an important social investment to secure a 129 ha buffer area for the World Heritage Listed Mt Barney National Park. The aim of this investment is to achieve and social and environmental return not a financial one and as such it is a social investment in the region’s future.

In this issue you will find the highlights of our donations in 2014-2015.

Open DaysB4C 1Monthly Saturday Open Days at the B4C Sustainability Centre, sponsoring expert presenters. Themes have included:

  • Native freshwater fish
  • Fauna and ecology of Bulimba Creek
  • Creating habitat for birds
  • Geology of SE Queensland
  • Worm Farming
  • Reef Check Australia
  • Native Grasses
  • Sustainable Living
  • Snails
  • Wetlands

Environmental Education and TrainingB4C 3

A number of training courses and conference attendances have been funded through the Environment Fund.

  • Site skills training for the B4C field crew in Agricultural Chemicals Distribution Control Training (ACDC) was completed by 10 volunteers.
  • Registration for a B4C volunteer to attend the “What’s in your Waterways” Workshop and another volunteer to attend the “Communities in Control 2014” Conference.
  • Expert guided catchment tours: Chinese delegations, Universities, International Engineers.

RehabilitationB4C 2

Donations of plants and materials for on-ground works have been given to schools and other catchment groups:

  • Gold Coast – Water quality testing for Black Swan Lake
  • 200 plants – Whites Hill College (Squirrel Glider Corridor)
  • 200 plants – Brisbane Catchments Network Clean Up
  • 20 cu mulch – Australia Day – Queensport Rocks Park, Murarrie.

ActivismB4C 4

The Environment Fund has provided support to a number of community environmental programs, which include:

  • Twinnings – School Kids Gardening & Fishing – Delegate to attend the Gregory River Trip and Landcare Rubber Vine eradication.
  • Administrative support for the Hemmant Action Group.
  • Ecological Assessment of Black Swan Lake, Gold Coast.