On Saturday 5th April, Friends of the Escarpment Parks Toowoomba will be holding an open day at Redwood Park Picnic Ground.
This year the Open Day will see the culmination of several years of work and planning with the:
Â· Opening of a walking circuit through the dry rainforest;
Â· The naming of the picnic ground to the Edwin Bernays Picnic Ground in honour of one of the first honorary rangers appointed to look after the escarpment in 1910;
Â· The acceptance of the covered Information board donated by the Bernayâ€™s family;
Â· The erection of a shelter over one of the picnic tables donated by Grand Central Centre Management;
Â· Recognizing the extensive vegetation management accomplished through the assistance of volunteers including back packers from CVA, back packers from QMDC, Toowoomba residents on National Tree Days, Venture Scouts, Church and school groups and the Friends of the Escarpment Parks, to name a few.
Official opening activities will be conducted jointly by the Mayor of Toowoomba Regional Council, Paul Antonio, and the Federal Member for Groom, Ian Macfarlane.
Daytime Activities include:
7 am â€“ Guided bird walk
9 am â€“ Static displays by various environment groups
9.15 am â€“ Plant walk through the forest by Patricia Gardiner
10.15 am â€“ Butterfly Walk by Dr Don Sands OA â€“ former CSIRO scientist and president of the Richmond Birdwing Conservation Network
11.30 am â€“ Official Ceremony
12.00 pm â€“ BBQ â€“registered guests (Deadline for registration is Wednesday 2nd April)
1.30 pm Close
Access to the park is via the gate at the 100K speed sign on the last section of the Range Highway. Off street parking is available. The address is 8878 Warrego Higwhay.
Night time activity:
6.45 pm for 7 pm start â€“ Spotlighting in Hartmannâ€™s Reserve. This event should last about 60 minutes. Leaders will have spotlights, but a torch will be handy to navigate the track.
Please ring or email to register as places are limited.
For further information contact Hugh Krenske on 0418 748 282 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Friends of the Escarpment Parks Toowoomba Inc.
Mob: 0418 748 282
Ph: 07 4635 1758