Beautiful Walk at Lex Creek Nature Refuge

Lex Creek Nature Refuge and Silky Oaks is a 80 hectare property nestled in the stunning Eungella region. The majority of the property is rainforest rolling down to Broken River - a popular platypus spotting area. Our host for the day will be the property owner, Colin Creighton, who is generally regarded as one of Australia's leading natural resource managers. In 2018, Colin was awarded the Australian Medal, in recognition of his work in environmental science and sustainable agriculture. In addition to conserving rainforest on his land, Colin practices sustainable grazing, where livestock are crash grazed and fenced off from waterways which lead into the Great Barrier Reef. His property also includes a plantation of native Hoop Pine, garlic crops and partially supports two share farmers and their families.  Join us on this special Beautiful Walk, as we walk through rainforest and farmland, spot wildlife and learn how agriculture and environmental conservation can coexist! Event Details: This walk is suitable for people with a moderate level of fitness, as we will be walking on an upwards slope for 2.5 - 3 hours. Run sheet: 8:00am: Guests wanting to car pool or convoy to meet at The Environment Centre 8:15am: Car convoy leaves 10am: Arrival of guests at Lex Creek Nature Refuge 10am - 10:30am: Introductions over tea and coffee 10:30am - 1:30pm (at the latest): Nature and farm walk 1:30pm: Back at the farmhouse to refresh, rehydrate and chat  2pm: Wrap up of Beautiful Walk 3:30 - 4pm: Car convoy arrives back in Mackay Transport:Anyone who would like to car pool or be part of the car convoy, meet us at The Environment Centre at 156 Wood st, Mackay from 8am for 8:15am departure. Please contact Emma if you have a spare seat or need a lift. Lex Creek Nature Refuge has plenty of parking for those who would like to take their own car. Food:Please bring your own lunch, waterbottle and snacks. Eskies will be provided to store food and you can refill your waterbottles at the farm house. Tea, coffee and a light morning tea will be provided. What to wear:Please wear a hat, sunscreen, sturdy shoes, long socks, pants and shirt. We will be walking through farmland and for over 2 hours, so please dress comfortably and suitably! Mobile coverage:Reception is limited in the Eungella region and mobile phones will likely be out of range on the property. The phone number for Lex Creek Nature Refuge is (07) 49 584 539. Contact: For all enquiries, please contact Emma Barrett on 0437 742 747 or email emma@mackayconservationgroup.org.au. If you cannot reach Emma's mobile phone on the day, please call Lex Creek Nature Refuge on the number above.
WHEN
September 16, 2018 at 10am - 2pm
WHERE
Lex Creek Nature Refuge
Lex Creek Road
Crediton, QLD 4757
Australia
Google map and directions

Will you come?


Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.