On Tuesday 7th March, 75 Grade 2 Students from St Paul’s School visited us to find out about the origins on Barungwarra bushland reserve and the Bald Hills Bushies. The visit was part of an exercise to encourage the students to think about the way communities develop over a period of time. The students came along in three groups of 25 and Bushie Helen explained about the progress of the site from disused quarry to the current parkland.
Bald Hills Bushies inducted into Habitat Brisbane
Bald Hills Bushies recently applied for and were accepted as members ofHabitat Brisbane. The picture shows members at the Orientation Day whichwas held at Kenmore. Membership will greatly assist us in achieving ourgoals by providing support in the form of materials, tools and guidance. Our Habitat Brisbane contact Jenny Leask (third from left in the picture) has attended several meetings and advised us on weed control, vine removal and other matters.Jenny is also helping us to develop a long term plan which will outline ourgoals and provide a framework for achieving them.
Sandgate Sandbag group help out at Barungwarra
Sandbag is a volunteer community development group with many usefulcommunity projects to their name. Their Employment Pathways course takes people who are having difficulty finding a job and prepares them for work. In October, a group of trainees from one of these courses helped our Bushies with weeding and mulch spreading. We are verry grateful for the assista\nce provided and look forward to further visits from Sandbag trainees in 2018.You can read all about Sandbay by visiting their website here.