Carneys Creek – proposed Green Army plan

B4C is hosting a Green Army project in the Boonah area on the Scenic Rim.

The Green Army is for young people aged between 17 and 24 who are interested in gaining practical training and experience while being paid to work in your local environment. Campbell Page are excellent service providers and are recruiting eligible young people from the local areas of Boonah and Rathdowney.

The work scheduled for the 133 ha B4C property and its two neighbouring properties at Mt Barney have had to be postponed because the local Council is yet to repair the steep road access, which is now deemed “deadly” by National Parks and landholders.

Carneys Creek landholders, and highly regarded environmentalists Pam and Ray Ison with Campbell Page Qld Manager Bianca Carlsson near the dwelling area of the private Property.

Carneys Creek landholders, and highly regarded environmentalists, Pam and Ray Ison with Campbell Page Qld Manager Bianca Carlsson near the dwelling area of the private Property. Mt Bangalore in the Main Range National Park is in the background.

The project is for a full 18 months, so we have moved to other properties – The Lower Portals (National Parks) and the Cotswalds (Scenic Rim Council) and a 237 ha private property at Carneys Creek.

This will provide a chance for revegetation and other ecological training activities on the private property to support the adjacent Main Range National Park.

An existing area of the creek has already been fenced off and weed control and revegetation commenced. We plan to provide riparian buffers in denuded and grazed slopes, weed control, erosion control of dams and propagation of endemic flora species, including some threatened species.

View at the Carneys Creek property

View at the Carneys Creek property

View at the Carneys Creek property

View at the Carneys Creek property

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By Wayne Cameron, Catchment Manager

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