Protecting Urban Waterways, Bushland & Wildlife
Bulimba Creek is part of Queensland’s Koala Coast and flows into the Ramsar listed Moreton Bay. The catchment is threatened by housing development, roads, powerlines and railways. Yet it still remains home to around 400 species of animals and over 1000 plant species.
The Bulimba Creek Catchment 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.
Your donation can help fund a range of community environmental programs and rehabilitation projects such as:
- providing trees to local schools or groups
- producing maps and air photos for local rehabilitation groups
- funding quality open day guest speakers (eco/sustainability topics)
- creating pollinator links across suburbs
The highlights of our donations in 2017-2018 were dedicated to:
- Water quality testing and sedimentation report for Black Swan Lake, Gold Coast.
- Glider habitat enhancement project at Bill Hewitt Reserve, Camp Hill.
- Yamahra Creek (Mt Barney) Moth Vine removal.
- Gibson Island Rehabilitation Project.
- Monthly Open Day guest speakers.
Previous years projects have included:
- Whites Hill College (Squirrel Glider Corridor). 200 plants + maintenance
- Donations of plants and materials for on-ground works have been given to schools and other catchment groups
- Brisbane Catchments Network Clean Up Australia Day – Queensport Rocks Park, Murarrie. 200 plants +, 20m3 mulch + 12 months maintenance.
- Funding for QUT engineering students for water analysis research.
- Pollinator Link trademark registration and support.
Monthly Saturday Open Days at the B4C Sustainability Centre, sponsoring expert presenters. Themes have included:
- Native Freshwater Fish
- Creating habitat for birds
- Sustainable Living
- Fauna and ecology of Bulimba Creek
- Geology of SE Queensland
- Reef Check Australia
- Native Grasses
- 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.
Defending our catchment
Environment Fund has provided support to a number of community environmental programs.