Gatherings & Events

NPQ Christmas Gathering at the Samford Community Hub/Eco-Corridor

To be hosted by Samford Branch on Saturday, 4 December from 9.30 am.


The Samford Community Hub, 2204

Mount Samson Road, Samford Valley,

QLD 4520.

From the Samford Village roundabout, take Mount Samson Road and head 1.3km northwards towards Dayboro.  Turn left just before the bend at the brow of hill by the glasshouses, after Burton Lane on the right. From the Eaton’s Crossing Road/Mount Samson Road junction, head down hill towards Samford, cross South Pine River and turn right after 1.6 km at sharp bend at brow of hill. Care is needed from both directions. UBD 106 M12.


If lost, call Peter Storer on 0444 563 113.


9.30am: BYO ‘morning tea’ (but tea and coffee will be provided).

10.00am: Presentation on the Samford Eco-Corridor project by Peter Storer, including site history and plans, threatened species, community engagement, citizen science projects and models for landholder revegetation. Covid related limits apply indoors - preference will be given to members

11.00am: Presentation of the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly Vine corridor program by Richard Bull of the RBCN. The Eco-Corridor is a major hub in the northside vine corridor. Covid related limits apply indoors - preference will be given to members

12 noon: BYO lunch (we are not sharing because of the uncertainty of COVID restrictions).

1.15 pm: Guided tour of the nearby Eco-Corridor to see how the rainforest has developed since the initial planting in 2014 and to explore the grassy eucalypt woodland, which was planted on the adjacent, drier hillside in 2018.

We expect to finish before 3.00pm.

Hope to see you there! 

Upcoming Special Events

Native Plants Queensland arranges a wide variety of events, outings and activities throughout the year.

Quarterly gatherings, hosted on a rotating basis by various branches, are intended to bring together members from multiple areas to share news, native plant information and social time. We also hold a biennial conference, known as our Yabba, in different parts of the state. The emphasis of this conference is learning about the flora and habitats of the host region.

Each of our 19 local branches generally holds a monthly meeting in addition to other excursions and activities.

In 2020, all these events have been impacted by Covid-19. Smaller local meetings have resumed with appropriate Covid-19 arrangements. You can find more details on the Calendar.

The Native Plants Queensland Regional Council is continuing to review all event plans to ensure the welfare and safety of NPQ Members, and to support government and community efforts to respond to Covid-19. We encourage you to follow all medical recommendations and make whatever decisions necessary for your own wellbeing.

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