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Free trees

Free Trees

All Logan City ratepayers can access three free trees each financial year under Council's Free Trees program. Schools and community groups based on Council-owned land can receive 50 plants per financial year.

Pest Fishing

More than over 50 Logan residents attended Council’s first ever family pest fishing competition dubbed the "Carp Cup" on Sunday 26 February 2017. The event was held at the Demeio Park water body in Marsden. Both adults and children took part and as you can see from the smiling faces, fun and doing something good for the environment is a hit with everyone.  

Discover the frogs at Shailer Pioneer Park

Who Croaks at Shailer Pioneer Park?

On the 11th and 12th of October 2017, Logan City Council in collaboration with the University of Queensland held frogs surveys at Shailer Pioneer Park. The surveys were part of a broader study which aimed to compare a constructed wetland with natural/more established wetlands for frog species richness in the urban catchment of Slacks Creek in the City of Logan.

How cute is this!

This lovely little face belongs to a native Bush Rat (Rattus fuscipes). They are nocturnal and often found in dense vegetation and along creek banks. Students from Griffith University have been doing fauna surveys along Slacks Creek, and have found these native bush rats at a number of sites. We are lucky to have them in Slacks Creek!

Don't forget to if you see wildlife, to report your sightings!

A pathway to adventure

The arboretum at Griffith University is exceeding all expectations and continues to grow at an amazing rate. The trees are starting to create shade and a walk through the arboretum has been made even more appealing by the addition of a pathway from the main university campus.

Phase 2 plantings are about to commence!

In 2014, over 15,000 native plants were planted at three project sites: Meakin Park, Griffith University, and Riverdale Park.

Most of these 15,000 plants are canopy species. They were planted first so that they could grow and create shade. The new species to be planted in September 2015 require shade from these canopy species. This includes some of the rare and threatened species that will be planted at the arboretum at Griffith University.

Community Partner Meeting and Planting at Logan City Golf Club

The second Community Partner Meeting was held at the Logan City Golf Club, where participants received an update on the project activities, including fascinating presentations from CSIRO project leader and a Griffith University researcher.

Participants then played a key role by planting the first of the project’s native species at the golf club. Golf club members are excited to see how this area will transform as the plants grow.