Oakey Creek Bushcare celebrates 10 years

24/03/2017
 
Residents are invited to join the Oakey Creek Bushcare team next week as they celebrate 10 years of dedicated work in the community.

Oakey Creek is a bushland creek reserve located in Oak Flats. The area provides an important
habitat for a number of native flora and fauna. The creek’s Bushcare group was formed in 2007
with the aim of stabilising the creek beds and planting a variety of local native plant species.

An estimated five thousand plants have been planted by the group since its establishment.

The restoration of the creek line has led to an increase in the number of bird species in the area
including the Sacred Kingfisher. Other native fauna including turtles, water dragons and possums are also flourishing as a result of the locations improved well-being.

‘We are very fortunate to have such dedicated groups of community members and residents that are passionate about maintaining and improving the health of our natural areas” said Mayor
Marianne Saliba.

Oakey Creek Bushcare make further positive contributions to the environment through their
ongoing support and participation in community events such as National Tree Day and Clean Up
Australia Day.

The team will be celebrating its 10th birthday this Wednesday 29 March. The group will be
meeting next to the bridge at the entrance to The Esplanade, Oak Flats at 9am to carry out an
area clean up. A walk and talk will be held at 10.30am followed by a celebratory barbeque lunch.

For further information and to RSVP contact Council on 4221 6183.

For media enquiries please contact Council’s Media Officer on 4221 6038.