Beautification project for North Ipswich Wetlands

A GROUP of Ipswich volunteers is doing its bit to improve the local environment.

The Bremer Catchment Association has picked the North Ipswich Wetlands for one of several beautification projects in the region, with local resident and BCA member Brian Pepperall revegetating the parkland area.

President Gary Cochrane said BCA members had been looking after the valuable wetlands area for several years.

"We have been working with the Ipswich Parks and Gardens section," he said.

"The Bremer Catchment Association, overlapping the Scenic Rim Regional Council and Ipswich City Council, has supported various community based projects, with the view and focus on environmental management."

BCA was formed in 1996, initially supported by the Ipswich City Council to liaise with like-minded community groups that share a passion for the Bremer Catchment Region.

The group envisions a great potential for eco-tourism in the region, and is using grant money to support its revegetation projects.

Members are encouraged to identify subcatchment problems and pass these on to the BCA Operational Committee.

"It is important that we have full participation of the community, local business as well as the people within the catchment," Mr Cochrane said.

Meetings are held 6pm, every third Thursday at the Education Centre in Queens Park.

For further information phone Bill Steentsma on 0400 561 264.

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