90 years ago in April, Romeo Lahey and Arthur Groom met with a group of like-minded people and established the National Parks Association of Queensland (NPAQ). The goals of the association were to “preserve intact in their natural condition the existing national parks of Queensland and to secure the reservation of other suitable areas before it is too late”; values the association still hold dear today.
Over the decades, the association, Council and the Activities Committee and with the guidance of many leaders, has conducted countless activities in and out of national parks including picnics, day walks, multi-day walks, camps, extended outings, bird watching, revegetation programs, scientific studies and the construction of facilities. As well as enjoying the natural beauty of the outdoors, these activities promote the importance and enjoyment of our native flora and fauna as well as collecting data for scientific purposes, supporting calls for better management of existing parks and calling for the inclusion of new areas into the heritage estate.
To celebrate the activities of these 90 years, a BBQ picnic luncheon will be held at Bunyaville Conservation Park on Saturday, 9 May, 2020 from 10.00am. Bread, sausages, onions coleslaw and sauces plus tea and coffee will be provided by NPAQ but please bring your own cup for tea and coffee or, if preferred, BYO cold drinks.
The program will include Morning Tea (from 10.00am) and a short, easy walk followed by a sausage sizzle BBQ lunch. Participants are asked to bring a plate to share for morning tea. Those with special dietary requirements should bring any special foods they might require.
For catering purposes please nominate on the website by Sunday, 3 May or directly with the leader (see below) if you are unable to access the website.
Walk Grading: Easy
Meet: 10.00am Bunyaville Conservation Park Picnic Area
What to Bring: Hat, light jacket, rain gear (just in case), sunscreen, folding chairs, a plate to share for morning tea, cup
Directions: Travel along Old Northern Road between Albany Creek and Everton Park. Turn into the park at the sign.
Nominations: For catering purposes, please register on the NPAQ Website or directly with the leader by Sunday, 3 May, 2020
Leaders: Frank Freeman or Fax 07 3824 3954; Mobile: 0427 655 514 Email: [email protected] Mary Anne Ryan – (07) 3277 8889 Mobile 0436 393 999
Len & Laurelle Lowry; Ian Peacock