Redland City Council is calling on everyone to celebrate our local waterways as part of Connect to your Creek Week from Saturday 21 March to Sunday 29 March.
Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the Council-supported Healthy Waterways initiative would shine the spotlight on the great work being undertaken to protect and enhance local waterways.
“We are fortunate to have rich diversity in our local waterways, including creeks, wetlands, estuaries and Moreton Bay itself,” Cr Williams said.
“Our waterways are vital to the health of local ecosystems and Connect to your Creek Week is a great opportunity for residents to learn about the importance of our waterways, while getting out and having some fun at the same time.
“Council will be running a number of activities to help residents learn more about our waterways and the simple things that can be done to ensure they stay healthy and clean.”
Council’s environmental spokesperson Cr Lance Hewlett encouraged residents to explore their local patch of water during the week or visit IndigiScapes to learn about local aquatic flora and fauna.
“Even if you can’t make it to one of our special activities, you can visit IndigiScapes at any time and learn more about the grassroots programs and community partnerships working to make real and practical improvements to our local waterways,” Cr Hewlett said.
“A great example of this is the Waterways Extension Program which has 85 private properties signed-up and has seen 15,000 riparian plants planted in the last two years alone.”
Activities Council will host during Connect to your Creek Week include a:
• Fish, frog and bug talk
• Guided bicycle tour of Hilliards Creek
• Eprapah Creek Excursion
• Stand up paddle boarding in Moreton Bay
• Bushwalk and clean up morning
All events are free unless otherwise indicated. Places for some events are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
You can find more information or book by visiting indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au or calling 3824 4611.