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  moreton island and south straddy marine debris - 25/26 May
Posted by: ross and cher - 06-05-2013, 02:58 PM - Forum: Care Trips - Parks working bees - No Replies

I know the calendar is filling with working bees, but we were emailed details over the weekend.

Further info - <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.p7offroad.com.au/beaches/">http://www.p7offroad.com.au/beaches/</a><!-- m -->

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  Sundown National Park 11/12 May 2013
Posted by: daggy - 03-05-2013, 08:41 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (13)

The club is going to Sundown National Park on the weekend of 11/12 May to do some track maintainance. A couple of hours work mainly clearing vegetation from the road side of the original track pushed in by the miners during the early 1900's. What to bring, some sturdy boots, gloves, hat, if you have them machete, axe and possibly a brush cutter.

Meeting times for this are all at the Shell, Aratula about 60 minutes from Brisbane on the Cunningham Highway. It is the last servo on the right, pass the pub and you've gone too far (or maybe just far enough). Going up Friday, depart at 2.00pm, or Saturday depart at 7.30am. About another 90 minutes from here to the park entrance and anything up to 60 minutes on the track to the campsite.

Time to start putting up who's coming and what days.

I'm a Friday traveller.

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  Sundown NP working Bee 10,11,12 May 2013
Posted by: troopiepete - 11-04-2013, 01:18 AM - Forum: Care Trips - Parks working bees - No Replies

Hi

We are planning a working Bee weekend out at the Sundown NP to do a little bit of track clearing on the old entry road.

I am looking at heading up Friday meeting at the Shell servo at Aratula 2pm..
For those traveling Saturday Victor may also meet at the servo possibly at 7am or earlier - TBA.

I would like to know who is traveling and when as the camp ground is not easily found so it's best for us to meet, alternatively you can meet us on the track retiring to set up camp later that day.

The work we are looking at doing is to clear trees and vines from either side of the track to keep it clear of traffic - we are not doing earth works!
I am yet to contact Ian the Ranger about the day but we may of may not be meeting up with him for this work, they may have some other jobs needed.

You will need to provide your own tools, hats gloves and shoes.
Brush cutters will be very handy as will chain saws but you need a license for these!
Please be mindful that we are in a National park and all types of critters live in the bush, snakes spiders and who knows what else may be on the next bush you grab! so leather gloves are advisable and keep your eyes open!

This will be hard work so please ensure you have adequate water and food with you.

Depending on the weather and the group we may also look at doing some exploring, after the work is completed.

I don't intend on this being a all work no play weekend so we will do what we can but it will not be an all day effort.

Please let me know if you intend on coming and what day.

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  Maryvale Horse Endurance - 13th - 14th July 2013
Posted by: troopiepete - 11-04-2013, 12:59 AM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (1)

Hi

I need to get numbers for manning checkpoints for the Annual Maryvale Horse Endurance - 13th - 14th July 2013
This is a very important role and the ride cannot proceed without your help!

The actual ride starts at sunrise on the Sunday morning but you need to be out at your checkpoints before the horses are on the road so some locations may be suited to camping over night or you can camp at ride base and head out early..
Being some distance from Brisbane it's advisable to either camp at the checkpoint or at ride base, this is located behind the public school in town.

I will require all helpers who will be manning checkpoints to drop into ride base on Saturday so we can allocate a spot for you and if necessary take you to the location as some are quite remote.

What will I be doing?
Well it's very basic but also very important!
You need to be recording the riders numbers as they travel through and the time they passed your checkpoint, once you have a chance the numbers and times need to be radioed back to ride base - usually in time slot groups.
We are not after down to the second results and often a group of 5 to 10 will come through - all of these can be slotted into the same time.

A second job that is often very appreciated by the riders is the provision of water, plastic cups and town water will do but often you will be supplied with bottled water in 10L containers or alike.

What do I need?
Food & water for yourself - most sites are remote
A chair - it goes for many hours
Shade is often needed as it can get quite hot!
Clip board, Pen and some scribble paper for recording the numbers.
If camping then other gear will obviously be required.


*** I need extra people with this ride as some of our regulars are unable to help due to prior commitments!
If we cannot get the numbers the ride will have to be postponed! So please help if you can!

Can you please post a reply with your intention to assist and I will add it to the list.

Checkpoint people:
Peter - VK4FSD
Adrian - 4WD
shaz - 4WD
Plus 5 Guys from the South Side Amateur Radio Club
VK4XCS CLEM BOTH 4X4
VK4FPAT PAT BOTH 4X4
VK4JDF JOHN BOTH CAR

VK4BLP BRENDAN MARYVALE ONLY CAR
VK4FKJS KEN MARYVALE ONLY 4X4

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  Spring Mountain Endurance ride - 18th 19th May 2013
Posted by: troopiepete - 11-04-2013, 12:54 AM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (5)

Hi

I need to get numbers for manning checkpoints for the Annual Spring Mountain Horse Endurance ride - 18th 19th May 2013.
This is a very important role and the ride cannot proceed without your help!

The actual ride starts at sunrise on the Sunday morning but you need to be out at your checkpoints before the horses are on the road so some locations may be suited to camping over night or you can camp at ride base and head out early..
Being so close to Brisbane it's also possible to run out before first light and set up early in the morning..
Either way your help will be appreciated.

I will require all helpers who will be manning checkpoints to drop into ride base on Saturday so we can allocate a spot for you and if necessary take you to the location as some are quite remote.

What will I be doing?
Well it's very basic but also very important!
You need to be recording the riders numbers as they travel through and the time they passed your checkpoint, once you have a chance the numbers and times need to be radioed back to ride base - usually in time slot groups.
We are not after down to the second results and often a group of 5 to 10 will come through - all of these can be slotted into the same time.

A second job that is often very appreciated by the riders is the provision of water, plastic cups and town water will do but often you will be supplied with bottled water in 10L containers or alike.

What do I need?
Food & water for yourself - most sites are remote
A chair - it goes for many hours
Shade is often needed as it can get quite hot!
Clip board, Pen and some scribble paper for recording the numbers.
If camping then other gear will obviously be required.

Can you please post a reply with your intention to assist and I will add it to the list.

Checkpoint people:
Peter - VK4FSD
Danny & Katie VK4ZUK
Adrian - 4WD
shaz - 4WD
Mick - 4WD
Ross - 4WD
Plus 3 Guys from the South Side Amateur Radio Club
VK4XCS CLEM BOTH 4X4
VK4FPAT PAT BOTH 4X4
VK4JDF JOHN BOTH CAR

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  Levuka 4wd park
Posted by: hekarewe - 09-04-2013, 10:02 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (7)

ok guys heres the next trip for the club 27-28 of april at levuka 4wd park fun weekend of 4wding and fun n games trip leader for this is Victor so if your going please let contact victor via the forum so he knows who wait for etc at this stage i dont where the meeting place will be for this so will find out from victor and then let everyone on here.

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  The Third Row of Seats
Posted by: johnnyn - 24-03-2013, 08:04 AM - Forum: Care Trips - Parks working bees - No Replies

Hello Clubers

I was at the QA Presidents meeting yestersday 23/03/2013

In general business the question of the third row of seats came up

So here is the ruling

If you remove them only and return the holding bolts to there position then that is called a temporary removal and all is good
This could be for a spefic trip or longer

But if you remove the seat belts as well that is called a permanent modification and a transport inspection and compliance plate-modification is needed

For more detailed and rerquirement details are needed all is written on the Department of Transpoert website

Johnny

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  13th Annual Fraser Island Clean Up - Registrations Now Open
Posted by: daggy - 20-03-2013, 07:39 PM - Forum: Care Trips - Parks working bees - Replies (4)

13th Annual Fraser Island Clean Up
Registrations Now Open
Hello Member Clubs,
Club Registrations for the 13th Annual Fraser Island Clean Up are now being accepted.
When: 1st – 3rd June 2013
Location: Various locations around Fraser Island, in cooperation with QPWS.
What will be happening?
Saturday morning - Registration Open, Arrive on the island, set up camp, time for your own club to explore the Island.
Sunday - Clean Up Activities, followed by a BBQ and entertainment.
Monday – explore some more and sadly time to pack and head home, unless you or your club want to extend the visit*
Where do we camp?
Each club will be designated a camp area (beach camping ONLY). If your club has already expressed an interest in camping in a particular area you will be notified shortly regarding this.
We request that clubs do NOT make their own arrangements for camping on the island.*
*QPWS vehicle & camping fees will again be waived for the long weekend. Of course, if any of your club’s members intend to arrive before or stay after the times stated above they will be required to pay all the normal fees applicable. Advising us of this scenario will mean that you may not have to relocate camp after the cleanup.
How do we get there?
4WD Qld are again negotiating the availability of reduced barge fares between Inskip Point and Fraser Island. Confirmation of prices will be sent out with the permits & stickers.
How do we register?
To officially register for this year's event, simply complete the enclosed form providing all relevant details and return to the Association's mailing address, ensuring that it arrives by 5pm, Friday May 4, so please ensure that if you are mailing your registration, it arrives by this time.
NB: The event is only open to financial club members only. This means, only club members and their own children. No other family members or friends allowed.
Please ensure that your registration has been mailed to the Association in time for the deadline of 5pm Friday 26Th April 2013.
If your club has not received the electronic registration from, please download it from the website at <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.4wdqld.com.au/downloads.html">http://www.4wdqld.com.au/downloads.html</a><!-- m --> under the Fraser Island Cleanup folder.
If your club has registered electronically please disregard this notice.
If you have any questions, or would like to assist during the event, please do not hesitate to contact Jenni <!-- e --><a href="mailto:FICU@4wdqld.com.au">FICU@4wdqld.com.au</a><!-- e --> or Nola <!-- e --><a href="mailto:nola.chase@4wdqld.com.au">nola.chase@4wdqld.com.au</a><!-- e -->
With your help, we look forward to making this year’s clean up another successful 4WD Qld event!


Now is the time to commit to the clean up. Please reply by adding your name to this thread



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  2013 - October - 26,27 - Yabba Kilcoy to Kenilworth
Posted by: hekarewe - 20-02-2013, 10:04 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (35)

this will be a weekend tour from kilcoy to kenilworth through the Yabba SF this in the Dirty weekends SE QLD book on page 192

9-10 march 2013 meeting place will be at the Kilcoy bakery at 0830 for a 0900 departure. the address is 19 william st kilcoy had a look on google maps looks like there should be ample of street parking to meet up in.

i will be looking for any information any has on the area as i have NEVER been there and will be following the direction in the book good luck to us all LOL so as usual let me know who ios coming by either PM or on here

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  Clean Up Australia Day - Beerburrum Forest, 3rd of March
Posted by: Hdj78rv - 13-02-2013, 09:19 PM - Forum: Care Trips - Parks working bees - Replies (5)

For anybody interested.

Quote:CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA DAY - SUNDAY, 3 MARCH 2013 BEERBURRUM FOREST

The Beerburrum Forest is a great place for a great day out, whether it’s 4WDriving, trail bike riding, bush walking, picnicking etc . . . but illegal dumping and littering in the forest creates problems for everyone that visits.

HQPlantations and Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) would like to invite you, your members and friends to help us clean up the Beerburrum Forest on Sunday, 3 March 2013.

When Sunday, 3 March 2013

Time 7:30 AM site briefing (for the early birds)
10:00 AM site briefing

Where Meet at the HQPlantations office on Red Road, Beerburrum
Signs will then direct volunteers to the oval
What to bring
Bring along your gloves, water sunscreen and a hat
Refreshments Refreshments will be provided
Sign Up
Volunteers can sign up by registering at:
<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/Beerburrum+Forest">http://www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/Beerburrum+Forest</a><!-- m -->

We would be very grateful for any help that you can give us to spread the word and get as many volunteers along as possible on the day. Your support will help make the forest more attractive and safer for everyone that uses it.

Help us send a clear message that litter and illegal dumping is not acceptable.

Pre-Clean Up Day Organised Tour

To support the day, and to highlight the problem of illegal dumping and what is currently being done about it, we are also organising a tour of the forest for those that want to know more.

This will be an ideal time to meet representatives of other groups and to contribute your ideas for future ways to reduce litter and illegal dumping in the forest.

The tour is tentatively set down for the morning Monday, 18 February 2013.

Places for the tour are limited so please respond as early as possible.

Marquee on the oval

There is also an opportunity for you to set up a marquee on the oval to promote your groups activities in the forest.

If you have any questions about the day's proceedings, the tour, or setting up a marquee please do not hesitate to contact Mr John Monico on 07 3330 5408 or via email at <!-- e --><a href="mailto:john.monico@ehp.qld.gov.au">john.monico@ehp.qld.gov.au</a><!-- e -->.


HQPlantations Pty Ltd and the Litter and Illegal Dumping Unit of the Department of Environment Protection have been working successfully together to reduce the incidents of illegal dumping in the Beerburrum Forest.


This email was sent by John Monico, Sustainability Outcomes, Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP), Queensland Government, 400 George St, Brisbane, QLD 4000 to <!-- e --><a href="mailto:care@4wdqld.com.au">care@4wdqld.com.au</a><!-- e -->

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  Birdsville for Easter 30, 31st March & 1st Of April
Posted by: troopiepete - 08-02-2013, 09:39 PM - Forum: * NON club trips - Replies (4)

Hi

Just letting you know,
If you are a follower of 4WD Action you may know that at Easter time is 4WDA 200th edition of the Magazine and they are holding a special event out at Birdsville.
If you are interested in attending you will need to register on there web site <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://birdsville.sydney.emgcloud.net/">http://birdsville.sydney.emgcloud.net/</a><!-- m -->

I have registered but still working out the details..

Birdsville is not exactly next door so it will take 2 to 3 days to get there unless you are prepared to drive continuously for around 20hrs!!
Total distance - one way is close to 1584Km from Brisbane (south side) to Birdsville!
and don't forget about all the wild life that will be jumping out trying to jump on board - Roos, Cattle, sheep - you name it is WILL try and wreck your car unless you have a huge and solid Bull Bar :lol:

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  The Fraser Cleanup
Posted by: johnnyn - 31-01-2013, 07:31 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (40)

Hello Fellow Rivercityians

If we want to go up

We need to get our act together

We need to have an indept chat about it at clubnight

This year several things have changed from last time

One of the major changes is that a payment must be made before you venture up

A decision must be made where we want to camp
But if some of us want to stay longer we must advise of this interest

Johnny

NEW 13 MAY 2013
The plan for the Fraser Island trip is this
;


For those heading up Thursday morning, we are meeting at the Etamogah Pub at 10.00am and heading up to Inskip Point and finding a campsite near the barge near the end of the bitumen near the carpark. For those that are travelling up Thursday night you will find us in this area, also call on channel 28.

We are heading over to the island on the first barge and then travelling up the beach until we find a suitable campsite within our designated area. We will pitch the club banner and drop off some gear. We are then heading for the cape and the lighthouse where we will stay for the night and return to base camp on Saturday morning.

If you are coming later or not interested in the cape, Johnny will be waiting at the Inskip Point RV until 8am and then travel over and remain with the camp until Saturday moring when he will return to Yurong where he will register the club for the cleanup.

There are no plans for the remainder of Saturday at this time, It was mentioned that the track from Orchid Beach to the western side of the island is open and may be worthwhile visiting.

Travelling on Thursday are
Darryl
Peter
Johnny
Jason

Thursday night
Steve and Wendy

Friday morning
Victor

Saturday morning
Marc and Laurence

If I have forgotten anyone, please add your name.

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  Feeling Good
Posted by: johnnyn - 30-01-2013, 07:28 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (3)

Hello Fellow Clubers

No doubt most of us have been watching the water situation

So how about it

If any member or family friends or needy groups want any help

How about we group up and go out do something and fly the flag

Johnny

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  Temporary Restricted Beach Access on Double Island Point
Posted by: Hdj78rv - 23-01-2013, 05:52 PM - Forum: Care Trips - Parks working bees - Replies (8)

Hi all,

Just received this notice regarding beach conditions at Double Island Point.

Jason


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  Glass house mountians
Posted by: hekarewe - 13-01-2013, 05:11 PM - Forum: Past trips - Replies (20)

10 febuary 2013

this will be a day trip to the glass house mountians you will need food and drinks for the day all your recovery gear and full tanks this will be a full day of fun and adventure

meeting place will be matildars servo at Steve erwin way

trip leader will be wade or myself this will be great day out


meeting time will be 0830 for 0900 departure.

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