Protecting Urban Waterways, Bushland & Wildlife
Bulimba Creek, in Brisbane city, 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.
$20 will help a local group with their flyers
$50 will get some trees planted to help wildlife
$100 will provide trees to local schools or groups. Or pay a speaker at our Sustainability Centre Open Days.
$150 will provide maps and air photos for local rehab groups
$200 will pay for training for a community volunteer
The highlights of our donations in 2014-2015 were dedicated to:
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
- Whites Hill College (Squirrel Glider Corridor). 200 plants + maintenance
- Brisbane Catchments Network Clean Up Australia Day – Queensport Rocks Park, Murarrie. 200 plants +, 20m3 mulch + 12 mths maintenance.
Monthly Saturday Open Days at the B4C Sustainability Centre, sponsoring expert presenters. Themes have included:
- Native Freshwater Fish
- Creating habitat for birds
- Worm Farming
- 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.