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Updated Trail Counts and Grants Update

Updated Trail Counts and Grants Update

Hi Folks,

I’ve just checked the counters after a couple of months. The new trails at Parklands are attracting a sustained thousand rides a month and they seem to be holding up okay. You can view the stats on our Trail Care page. If you do notice issues with any trails within Parklands please be sure to send an email to [email protected] and we’ll discuss it with QPWS.

A worn timber bridge that was made worse by Cyclone Debbie’s down pour.

Also, we’ve submitted an application for round 7 of the Queensland Government’s Get Playing – Places and Spaces grant, the Sunshine Coast Council have already approved us for a major community grant that will be the co-contribution for this grant.

Working with QPWS we’re seeking to fix up all the creek crossings throughout the Parklands Conversation park. Rock armouring will be the preferred method however bridges will be installed/upgraded where needed. Additionally many ‘fall line’ trails will be reworked and drainage issues remedied.

We hope that this body of work will bring the trail network up to scratch. This will free everyone up to start focusing on future developments for Parklands and further afield. If we’re successful I anticipate the work to begin Q2 2019 and be completed around mid-2020.

In the interim, we have a Community Benefit Fund grant to spend on trail care so keep an eye out for upcoming trail care days.

Stay safe, keep riding!

Bushrangers Committee

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Trail-care at Ferny Forest

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Trail-care at Ferny Forest
Love your trails

Hey Folks,

Cheryl from QPWS just let us know that they’ll be doing some much needed trail-care at Ferny Forest next Wednesday (19/09/2018) and they’d appreciate help from volunteers.

If you can help please email Cheryl at [email protected] by Monday so they can organise everything and let you know the times.

See you there if you’re coming.

Michael Johns
Club Secretary

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QPWS is back-burning at Parklands

QPWS is back-burning at Parklands

Back Burning is happening near the transmission towers

FYI folks! Just heard from Ranger Eugene that QPWS is burning around the transmission towers at Parklands tomorrow (Wed 18/07/2018).

Radar Hill road will be shut from the top (towers) right down to the bitumen at the bottom (highway side).

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Noosa Trail Master Plan – Survey!

Noosa Trail Master Plan – Survey!
Cooran - Kin Kin ride

Hi Folks,

Tourism Noosa, Noosa District & Landcare, Noosa Council’s Economic Development department and Common Ground Trails are working on a Noosa Trail Masterplan, funded by the Noosa Biosphere Reserve, to enhance the Noosa Trail Network experience for local and visiting bushwalkers, mountain bikers, horse riders and other users.

Common Ground Trails have created a survey that you can find HERE.

We encourage everyone to fill out the survey and to highlight any areas that need attention on the map.

Thanks for the heads up Brad!

Further information:

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Bayview Conservation Park Staging Area Official Opening

Bayview Conservation Park Staging Area Official Opening
Hi Folks,
 
The Redland Shire Council have organised an official opening of the new Bayview Conservation Park Staging Area they’ve recently completed.
The event will be held on Saturday March 24th starting from 7.30 and will go until 10.30am. You can find out more information from the Facebook Event.

There will be lots of fun activities for the kids, plus a special guest appearance by Totally Wild presenter Ranger Stacey! Learn more about the park and check out the new walking and riding areas on our free guided tours. We’ll be also be serving up some delicious coffee and sizzling up a storm for a mid-morning sausage sizzle.

We recommend bringing a hat, sunscreen and wearing enclosed shoes if you’d like to participate in the walking and riding activities.

Sounds fun and the trails are too.
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