Parkview Park is situated in the lush 196-hectare Cornubia Forest Park that was saved from being turned into a toll road many years ago.
The pristine bushland is home to koalas, bandicoots, water dragons, wallabies, greater gliders and around 50 species of native birds.
On Sunday, yesterday, Councillor Miriam Stemp unveiled a plaque next to the shelter near Parkview Crescent to recognise and celebrate the role that the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, Logan Branch played in a massive campaign to fight for the preservation.
“Thank you to everyone for coming down; you have no idea how much I appreciate you all coming down for some morning tea,” said Cr Stemp.
“As a community we all love the Cornubia Forest Park, and we are so grateful to everyone who fought to protect it on more than one occasion over the years.
“The beautiful flora and fauna and the shared use by the bush walkers and the mountain bikers and I know that people come far and wide to visit this area.
“I thought it was really important to recognise the contribution in a small way by putting together a plaque, because people need to understand who fought for this area and how important this area is to the community,” said Cr Stemp.
The Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland, Logan Branch, runs a range of educational activities and events for branch members and the local community.
This Citizen Science project has involved Logan residents, students and schools collecting data for scientific analysis that then informs Logan City Council’s management of these valuable ecosystems.
More recently, branch members have dedicated themselves to rehabilitating sections of Cornubia Forest Park and removing invasive pink polka-dot weed.