Saturday 19 July to Sunday 3 August 2014 | Celebrating the diverse natural environment of greater Brisbane’s southern region, from the dramatic heights of Flinders Peak near Ipswich, to the tranquil waters of Moreton Bay.

2014 Events

2014 Events

The Peaks to Points Festival program  includes more than 40 environmental, arts and cultural activities aimed at highlighting the community’s efforts to restore and protect Brisbane’s south side catchments. 2014 P2P Festival Program low res

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Festival Program

Festival Program

Download the 2014 P2P Festival Program low res or check out our online events calendar

Jul
22
Tue
Visit a new community garden in Oxley @ St John's ANglican Church
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

It’s Open Day for the new community garden established within the grounds of St John’s Anglican Church, shared with Oxley Men’s Shed. Members of the Men’s Shed will also display some of their craft work and be conducting their normal weekly Men’s Shed. Everyone is welcome to visit and you can even get involved in the community garden with the men helping others to create their own garden bed. Drop in anytime during the morning and see what’s growing in Oxley!

Join a new community garden at Oxley and grow your own lettuce!

Join a new community garden at Oxley and grow your own lettuce!

Event hosted by the Oxley Men’s Shed.

 

Jul
26
Sat
Get in the growing vibe with markets and music @ Growing Communities Nursery and Cafe
Jul 26 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Get into vegie gardening!

Get into vegie gardening!

Visit a thriving community nursery and a relaxed and unique Once a Month Market.  Enjoy live music, a variety of market stalls, delicious food and freshly brewed espresso coffee.  Purchase edible and native seedlings, plants, mulch and locally created mushroom compost.  Free Permaculture gardening workshops are also held on market days!

The nursery is run by Growing Communities, a not-for-profit organisation which promotes sustainability education and healthy living through the establishment of productive gardens in Queensland communities and schools.  The organisation’s work is based around Permaculture principles and methods.

Find out how you can get involved in the nursery and learn more about organic gardening.

Event hosted by Growing Communities.

Explore history on foot at Coopers Plains @ Coopers Plains Library
Jul 26 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
A mob of sheep being driven along Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains, probably the early 1940s.

A mob of sheep being driven along Orange Grove Road, Coopers Plains, probably the early 1940s.

The early convict outstation and rural community at Cowper’s Plains (as Coopers Plains was originally known) was one of the first non-indigenous settlements in the Moreton Bay province. In 1826, a few years after the establishment of the Moreton Bay Penal Settlement, Captain Patrick Logan named land eight miles south of the Brisbane River penal colony “Cowper’s Plains”; an area explored by Logan and by Allan Cunningham in 1828.

Learn more about the history and habitat of this area from local history expert and naturalist, Beryl Roberts, on a guided two hour walk. The walk will visit the site of the Cowper’s Plains Convict Outpost, the Boyland family’s property and other interesting industrial aspects of the area.

Wear comfortable shoes, and bring a hat, sunscreen and water bottle. Participants may also wish to bring a camera.

Event hosted by the Coopers Plains Local History Group Inc.

Get planting at Benarrawa Park @ Benarrawa Park
Jul 26 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Benarrawa Park Bushcare Group in action on Oxley Creek.

Benarrawa Park Bushcare Group in action on Oxley Creek.

The Benarrawa Bushcare Group was formed in 1994 with the aim of restoring riparian habitat along a small un-named tributary of Oxley Creek at Benarrawa Park, Corinda. The creekside was once a run down, overgrown suburban wasteland. Native fauna are slowly returning to the area, thanks to the group’s plantings of native flora such as Black Tea Tree, Cheese tree, Lomandras and native ground covers. Join the group for a tree planting and mulching activity followed by morning tea.

Event sponsored by the Brisbane City Council and the Oxley Creek Catchment Association.

Take in the view from Spring Mountain @ Spring Mountain
Jul 26 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

This eight kilometre return walk by a local field naturalist will ascend a spur to the Spring Mountain ridge, and follow the ridge to the Spring Mountain peak itself. The walk takes in outlooks in all directions.

Bookings are essential. Due to the topography, this activity is for the more serious bushwalker. The degree of difficulty is generally moderate to steep. Bring lunch, snacks and water. Meeting point information provided at time of booking.

Enjoy wonderful views across greater Brisbane at the top of Spring Mountain.

Enjoy wonderful views across greater Brisbane at the top of Spring Mountain.

Event hosted by Wolston and Centenary Catchments Inc.

BBC students get to work at Oxley Creek @ Oxley Golf Complex
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Students from Brisbane Boys’ College have teamed up with the Oxley Creek Catchment Association and SEQ Catchments to rehabilitate a 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.

Visit the site and learn more about the work planned, finishing with morning tea (provided).

Event hosted by the Oxley Creek Catchment Association. Event supported by a Commonwealth Government Caring for Our Country grant and SEQ Catchment’s Urban Waterways Restoration project.

Grow your knowledge of Australian plants @ White Rock Conservation Park
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Learn about native plants on a guided walk with members of the Society for Growing Australian Plants. Photo by Heather Knowles.

Learn about native plants on a guided walk with members of the Society for Growing Australian Plants. Photo by Heather Knowles.

Learn all about native plants growing in the White Rock – Spring Mountain Conservation Park on a guided botanical walk with members of the Society for Growing Australian Plants (SGAP). Members of SGAP’s Ipswich Branch will take you on a moderate level 1.4km return walk along Six Mile Creek, pointing out some of the significant species growing in the area.

There will also be short side excursions to Little White Rock and Bluff Lookout, which provide great views over the creek valley. Numbers are limited so please register.

Event hosted by the Society for Growing Australian Plants – Ipswich Branch.

Help create wildlife habitat at Tingalpa @ Tingalpa Wetlands
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Help create habitat for native wildlife by joining a tree planting event.

Help create habitat for native wildlife by joining a tree planting event.

Celebrate National Tree Day by joining members of the Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee Inc (B4C) at a planting event at Tingalpa. The tree planting activity will be followed by an ecological walk around the reserve and morning tea (supplied).

B4C members plant around 60,000 native seedlings each year at sites along Bulimba Creek, assisting with the survival of critical corridor links and habitats.

The Bulimba Creek catchment comprises a complex network of creeks and major tributaries, occupying 122 square kilometres, or about 10 per cent of Brisbane’s area. The catchment area extends from the southern suburbs of Kuraby and Runcorn to Hemmant and Murarrie in the north.

The catchment is ringed by significant remnant forest and has extensive areas along the creek corridor that can be restored. The catchment area contains 16 bushland remnants, seven freshwater wetlands and 10 significant riparian remnants.

B4C’s field workers undertake important rehabilitation and ecosystem maintenance work around the catchment – restoring degraded waterways and bushland areas, ensuring that gains that have been made in the past are maintained.

Please bring sun protection.

Event hosted by Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee Inc. Funding from a Brisbane City Council Environment Grant.

Meet the mangrove gurus @ Port of Brisbane Cafe and Meeting Rooms
Jul 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Meet the mangrove gurus of Moreton Bay.

Meet the mangrove gurus of Moreton Bay.

Celebrate World Mangrove Day with the people who monitor Moreton Bay’s mangroves. Meet mangrove gurus, Dr Norm Duke and Jock Mackenzie, the scientists who devised MangroveWatch, a citizen science program co-ordinated by the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland. Enjoy fantastic views of Moreton Bay while learning about mangroves and the work of mangrove monitoring teams. Morning tea and lunch provided. Bookings essential as numbers are limited.

Event hosted by the Port of Brisbane Pty, Brisbane Airport Corporation, MangroveWatch and the

Wildlife Preservation Society of Qld.

Enjoy a family picnic in the park @ Strickland Park
Jul 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Relax in the winter sun while enjoying a family picnic under the fig trees with activities on the green at Strickland Park.

Flying kites is a fun activity for all ages.

Flying kites is a fun activity for all ages.

The Oxley Creek Environment Group will be running games for children and there will be kite flying if the weather is suitable. Bring a rug, picnic and your own kite, or buy one for a gold coin donation.

The park is adjacent to a bike path which runs from Nadine Street Chelmer beside the Brisbane River and along Oxley Creek to Strickland Park. Revegetation sites can be seen along the way.

This free event is hosted by the Oxley Creek Environment Group.  

Jul
27
Sun
Take a walk around Whites Hill @ White Hill Reserve
Jul 27 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
The Whites Hill Pine Mountain Community Group is hosting a walk to Whites Hill.

The Whites Hill – Pine Mountain Community Group is hosting a walk around Whites Hill Reserve.

The indigenous name for the Whites Hill area is Boolimba meaning place of magpie larks. You will certainly see lots of birdlife on this easy one hour walk around White Hill Reserve, guided by members of the Whites Hill – Pine Mountain Community Group.

Whites Hill Reserve is a public reserve located between Boundary Road and Pine Mountains Road in Holland Park. The 21 hectare reserve is criss-crossed with walking trails. This walk passes through dry reserve which features Tallowwood, Grey Gum, Brush Box, Queensland Blue Gum and White Mahogany. There are also some small patches of remnant rainforest.

Please wear covered shoes and bring water and sun protection.

Event hosted by the Whites Hill – Pine Mountain Community Group.

Connect to Crewes Creek @ Crewes Creek
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Join the Oxley Creek Catchment Association for a tour of Crewes Creek in Logan to learn more about this special tributary of Oxley Creek. Part of the nationally recognised Flinders-Karawatha Corridor, the creek supports habitat for many vulnerable, rare and threatened species.

The walk will be led by experts in native flora and fauna who will provide their perspective on this significant region. Morning tea provided.

Event supported by a Logan City Council Envirogrant and hosted by the Oxley Creek Catchment Association.

Registration essential.

Connect with nature on the Melaleuca Circuit @ Karawatha Forest
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:45 am
Karawatha Forest is a peaceful retreat in on Brisbane's southside.

Karawatha Forest is a peaceful retreat in on Brisbane’s southside.

Join members of the Karawatha Forest Protection Society on an easy 40 minute walk through Karawatha Forest, and find out why this site is so special.

Karawatha Forest was protected by land purchases through the Bushland Preservation Levy and is one of Brisbane’s major natural areas. The area to the south and west and some lands near Illaweena Street have also been acquired, ensuring that vital bushland links with Greenbank are maintained to preserve our significant flora and fauna.

The forest’s infertile soils and sandstone ridges were formed by continual cycles of mountain building and erosion over millions of years. Some of the sandstone outcrops were laid down in the Triassic-Jurassic age when dinosaurs, not wallabies, grazed here.

The 1km Melaleuca Circuit starts just north of the Illaweena Picnic Area on the northern end of the Illaweena lagoons. The trail passes through a variety of habitats including freshwater lagoons, open woodland forests, and large scribbly gums along the lagoon edge. A variety of native birdlife can be observed. The forest is a great place for nature photography.

Two guided walks will be held on the day, leaving the Illaweena Picnic Area at 9:00am and 10:00am.

Please wear covered shoes and bring water, snacks and sun protection.

Event hosted by the Karawatha Forest Protection Society.

See the transformation of Nosworthy Park @ Nosworthy Park
Jul 27 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Oxley Creek Brisbane

Oxley Creek Brisbane

Many years ago a very degraded Nosworthy Park was gifted to the community by the Nosworthy family. Those who grew up in the area remember having church picnics here when they were children.

The Nosworthy Park Bushcare Group formed 10 years ago to remove weeds and noxious vines that had grown in the revegetated area. Join the group for a guided walk, enjoying the varied and peaceful outcomes of the restoration, which continues as a ‘work in progress’.

Please bring insect repellent and snacks.

Event hosted by the Nosworthy Park Bushcare Group.

Join a canoe discovery tour of Oxley Creek @ Oxley Creek Common
Jul 27 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Join a canoe discovery tour of Oxley Creek.

Join a canoe discovery tour of Oxley Creek.

Join Brisbane City Council Environment Centre staff on a canoe paddle starting from Oxley Creek Common.  Discover the creek and the story its waters tell while observing wildlife and appreciating its natural beauty. Complimentary cuppa supplied.

This activity is for adults and children 6 years and over. All children booked in as participants MUST be accompanied and supervised throughout the session by an adult carer/guardian. A ratio of 1 supervising adult per child under 12 years of age is required.

Participants must wear a wide-brimmed hat, fully enclosed shoes that will get wet and muddy, sun smart clothing, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Please bring drinking water and an energy snack. Meet at Oxley Creek Common (Environment Centre). Free parking available adjacent to the Environment Centre.

Bookings essential. Bookings open Tuesday 17th June 2014. Bookings close at 11:59pm, Monday 21st July 2014. For bookings, phone Council on 07 3403 8888. Maximum – 12 participants. Waitlist – 5.



Festival Family Day presented by bmag!

A huge crowd turned out to enjoy the 2014 Festival Family Day.

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