The east-Logan branch of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland was last week celebrated for fighting to preserve the Cornubia Forest.

Local councillor Miriam Stemp invited the local residents involved in the conservation effort for a morning tea and unveiled a plaque that tells the story of their fight.

Over 30 years ago these residents fought to reduce the environmental impacts of the construction of the Parkview Terrace Estate, and they succeeded – securing a large portion of land dedicated to park.

They also began fighting a second residential development in the area, successfully lobbying the government to protect the land.

Logan City Council and the state government jointly purchased the land in 1999, with help from then-division 9 councillor Darren Power, the city’s current mayor.

“Many of them hadn’t seen each other in a long time, so it was so lovely to see them reminiscing about the past,” Ms Stemp said.

“I would like to say a big thank you, as I know myself and the community are so grateful for everything the members of the East Logan Branch (including our current Mayor) did to ensure the protection of the flora and fauna in the Cornubia Forest and to provide a recreational space for bushwalking and mountain biking activities for us to enjoy.”

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