An action-packed fortnight of activities during Peaks to Points Festival will showcase Ipswich’s natural environment to South East Queensland.
Environment and Sustainability Committee Chair Councillor Russell Milligan said the biennial festival would highlight collaborative community and local government efforts to care for the creek catchments along the southern side of the Brisbane River.
“Peaks to Points recognises and celebrates the joint work between councils and the community, and highlights how we can work together to restore important river habitat and to improve the health of river catchments,” Cr Milligan said.
“Council is proud to host events and activities focusing on important environmental issues in our local area and beyond, particularly those funded through the Ipswich Enviroplan initiative which celebrates 25 years in 2021.
“In keeping with the waterway and catchment theme of the festival, Council is hosting two special events that showcase community-led environmental restoration.
“There will be exclusive guided tours of an inspirational property, close to the Brisbane River, which has turned weed-infested paddocks into a habitat haven for rare species.
“Also, a community planting event at Cribb Park, North Ipswich will support bank restoration on the Bremer River.
“I’d encourage anyone with an interest in the Bremer and Brisbane rivers, especially any landholders along the river or close to the city’s peaks, to find out more about how they can get involved in this important work.”
Council will also offer two special guided bushwalk events which will showcase the ‘peaks’ element of the Peaks to Points Festival.
The full moon will light a special moonwalk at Enviroplan-funded White Rock – Spring Mountain Conservation Estate.
There will also be an exclusive chance to climb to the peak of Mount Grandchester, an Enviroplan-funded conservation estate normally closed to public access.
Peaks to Points Festival runs from 17 July to 1 August 2021.
See the full program at www.peakstopoints.com.au