Brisbane Boys College students enjoy real world learning by the creek

Brisbane Boys College students enjoy real world learning by the creek

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03-Jul-2014

It’s a learning opportunity in the real world involving mud and mangroves. Students from Brisbane Boys’ College are teaming up with the Oxley Creek Catchment Association and SEQ Catchments to rehabilitate a creek site at the Oxley Golf Complex. 

Over the next four years, the students will work to eradicate weeds and increase native plantings along a stretch of Oxley Creek, as well as Pennywort and Mayfly Creek tributaries. The area has long been in need of rehabilitation, with extensive weed infestation and poor habitat health.

People are invited to visit the site and learn more about the work planned, as part of a Peaks to Points Festival event on 26 July between 9-10.30am. Inspect the work done to date and see the plans for future rehabilitation works, and then enjoy morning tea with the people involved in the project. 


The project is supported by SEQ Catchments, through funding from the Australian Government. The site is located at the Oxley Golf Complex, 1020 Oxley Road, Oxley. For information contact Phil Gunasekara at the Oxley Creek Catchment Association on 3278 2899 or email occa@flatrate.net.au

About the Peaks to Points Festival

SEQ Catchments is a long term supporter of the Peaks to Points Festival, which aims to showcase environmental innovation and initiatives across greater Brisbane’s southside. The festival features 40 environmentally themed events held over two weeks, from 19 July to 3 August. 

It offers people the chance to experience amazing natural areas right at their doorstep through free events and hands-on activities from the ‘peaks’ - Flinders Peak near Ipswich - across the south side of the Brisbane River, to the ‘points’ of Moreton Bay.

The Festival Family Day presented by bmag is on Sunday 20 July from 10am to 4pm at the Oxley Creek Common (Sherwood Road Rocklea). 

Soak up the winter sun and the festival atmosphere while enjoying live entertainment, children’s activities, boating on Oxley Creek, orienteering, a family bike swap, guided bike rides to Pelican Lagoon, train rides, information displays, and a selection of hot and cold food. The Common is a great place to walk, ride bikes or go wildlife and bird spotting, and features a number of easy, level, walking paths suitable for prams and wheelchairs. 

The Peaks to Points Festival features many other great events, including bush walks to little known places around Brisbane and Ipswich, local history walks, bird watching, tree plantings, workshops and bus tours. 

For more information about the festival and all the events planned, visit www.peakstopoints.com.au

The Peaks to Points Festival is presented by the Oxley Creek Catchment Association in partnership with the Brisbane City Council. Thanks to our generous sponsors the Australian Government, Brisbane Market Place, Ipswich City Council, Logan City Council, EnviroCom Australia, Queensland Urban Utilities, International RiverFoundation and SEQ Catchments. Also thanks to our media partners, ABC 612 Local Radio and bmag.

ENDS

For more information please contact:

Rachel Grant – Peaks to Points Festival Marketing Manager
0416 222653 or email rmgrant@optusnet.com.au

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