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Trailcare at Ferny Forest Saturday 02/02/2019

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Trailcare at Ferny Forest Saturday 02/02/2019
Love your trails

Hey everyone,

Ferny Forest trailcare

QPWS rangers will be co-ordinating a volunteer trailcare at Ferny Forest mountain bike trail on Saturday 2nd February from 8.30am to 12pm (approx.)

If you would like to assist with the maintenance of the trail please send an email to: [email protected]

For more information on the trail, check out our webpage: https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/beerburrum-beerwah/about.html#things_to_do

QPWS Information Notice

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2018 Outdoors Queensland Awards – We Won!

2018 Outdoors Queensland Awards – We Won!
Rob Macdonald (Trails Officer), Ben Johns (President), and Michael Johns (Secretary)

We received the 2018 Queensland Government Award for Outdoor Places and Spaces award for our efforts on the Parklands MTB Trails Project.

We were up against three other extremely good projects so our winning of this award was definitely a surprise. The panel had a difficult time sorting all the nominations down to four finalist and then a painstaking effort to pick a winner.

This award isn’t only for the club committee though. It’s also for:

  • all the volunteers who came along to the trail care days and helped,
  • the Trailworx crew,
  • all the people at QPWS SEQ Region –  especially Ranger Eugene Craddock and Pricipal Ranger Stephen Price
  • All the local businesses, clubs and schools who gave us letters of support
  • Sunshine Coast Regional Council for proving a grant and for Trails Activation Officer Kurt Martin’s help
  • Queensland Government Department Housing and Public Works (Sport and Recreation) for providing a grant and for Kathy Rodgers help,
  • and to all our members for which the club exists

QORF, MTBA, QPWS and Rob MacDonald deserve special mention for their work on the 2014 Queensland Mountain Bike Strategy. This helped greatly with the project planning and grant applications.

Where to from here? We have a grant submission in to fund a number of maintenance activities within Parklands. These will bring the trails up to a standard a regionally significant MTB trail network deserves. If the funding is secured then work can begin mid-2019 with a view to have it completed by the end of 2020.

Other mountain bike related awards went to Peter Lister ( Encouraging Participation Award & Outdoor Event Award) and the MTBA (Outstanding Achievement Award). See MTBA’s post for more info.

Here’s the video introducing the four nominations for the Queensland Government Award for Outdoor Places and Spaces award:

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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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