CRC 40 years celebration


We are marking the occasion on Weekend July 29/30/31

At Sunday Creek Environmental Ed Centre

Sunday Creek Road (past Charlie Moreland)

Bunk style accommodation or camping

Activities include working bee and walk around Agricola on Saturday

It has been 20 years since the rehabilitation of the abandoned mine site

Of course, there will be traditional curry on Saturday night


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In 1976 when the ‘Save the Conondale Range Committee’ was formed, the campaign for an expanded national park had already been underway for 10 years. From Kenilworth scoutmaster Ross Scott’s petition in 1966, from exploratory visits by a number of young uni students concerned at what would be lost if plans to clear fell vast swathes of the Conondales for pine plantations, the conservation history is well documented in our 2004 book “Walking on the Wilder Side… in the Conondales”. 

When we celebrated the Conondale Range Consultative Process, a Goss-government initiative that saw two smaller national parks substantially increased, we celebrated in style at the Overflow area at Charlie Moreland park and we found ourselves back there to celebrate the South east Queensland Forest Agreement and our 25th. 

There was a time when we wondered whether the CRC shouldn’t go into retirement, having seen its aim of a significant National Park realised, but we opted instead for a “watching brief” over the Conondales during which time we were instrumental in bringing about the clean-up of the Agricola minesirte (see story elsewhere). 

Mark Ricketts always hypothesised that the longevity of a conservation group was directly proportional to the amount of curries consumed at meetings and I’m pleased to say that the present CRC (which now stands for Conondale Range Conservation Inc.) has proudly and happily continued this practice. 

So on the last weekend in July we’ll again be in celebratory mode, this time in the delightful setting of the Sunday Creek Field Study Centre. The plan is for a Saturday visit and working bee at the Agricola mine site; it’s rather sobering to realise that the rehabilitation work there was carried out just over 20 years ago, so we’re keen to see how the revegetation has progressed. Sunday will be celebration and reflection time (complete with celebratory cake) and of course Saturday night will feature the ritual curries.

Walking on the Wilder Side
.. in the Conondales.

A new book of history, information, walks and activities for the Conondale Range region

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