E-news archive - June 2013

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Welcome to the June edition of the SEQ Catchments Enews. With the end of the financial year fast approaching, it is a great opportunity to look back at some of the various projects due to wrap up soon. The strong dedication of our partners and community members have contributed towards protecting and restoring a wide diversity of landscapes.

This edition takes readers on a tour of the Healthy Waterways Awards, community trips around the region, and includes some important announcements from the SEQ Catchments team.


Happy reading!

SEQ Catchments News 

Wildlife return to grazing property Wildlife return to grazing property

13-Jun-2013

Wildlife return to grazing property

Darlington graziers Mark and Tracy Finnegan, whose property “Jingeri” buffers the renowned Lamington National Park and its World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests, are a great example of the many landowners in the district committed to achieving a balance of nature conservation and sustainable production. Read more… 

Congratulations to all the Healthy Waterways Awards Winners! Congratulations to all the Healthy Waterways Awards Winners!

06-Jun-2013

Congratulations to all the Healthy Waterways Awards Winners!

Well done to all of the finalists and winners at the 2013 Healthy Waterways Awards! The evening was a great opportunity to recognise the hard work and dedication from around the region to protect and improve our waterways. Read more… 

SEQ Catchments welcomes NRM budget boost SEQ Catchments welcomes NRM budget boost

05-Jun-2013

SEQ Catchments welcomes NRM budget boost

SEQ Catchments welcomes the budget commitment by Queensland Natural Resources Minister Andrew Cripps to support the work of the state’s regional natural resource management (NRM) groups with a forward funding program of $80 million over the next five years. Read more… 

SEQ Catchments welcomes flood relief funding SEQ Catchments welcomes flood relief funding

24-May-2013

SEQ Catchments welcomes flood relief funding

A large number of landholders right across South East Queensland have been in contact with SEQ Catchments seeking assistance and advice since severe flooding affected the local area following ex tropical cyclone Oswald earlier this year. Read more… 

Gold Coast Catchment Crawl Gold Coast Catchment Crawl

14-Jun-2013

Gold Coast Catchment Crawl

All members of Gold Coast’s catchment network were recently invited to join the fun-filled guided coach tour of three community-initiated projects designed to protect and enhance the environment and its biodiversity. Read more… 

Promoting Traditional Owner fire practices Promoting Traditional Owner fire practices

13-Jun-2013

Promoting Traditional Owner fire practices

Last month, 90 people gathered at the Beerwah Community Hall to attend a “Linking Traditional Owner and Western Fire Management Practices” forum. Read more… 

Repairing island landscapes across Moreton Bay Repairing island landscapes across Moreton Bay

13-Jun-2013

Repairing island landscapes across Moreton Bay

Early last month groups from across the bay were taken on a tour of the Bay islands, as an opportunity to showcase some of the great community led beach and bush restoration projects. Read more… 


Other NRM news

Promoting Traditional Owner fire practices

Last month, 90 people gathered at a “Linking Traditional Owner and Western Fire Management Practices” forum at Beerwah. It provided an opportunity for much needed discussion around how such projects might be encouraged and supported locally for better fire management and conservation outcomes. Read more…

Landcare Awards now open for entries!

Landcarers across the country are being urged to get their entries in soon for the 2013 State and Territory Landcare Awards, with nominations closing on 30 June. Read more…

Last week to enter the Visioning the Outdoors Short Film Competition!

Entries for the Visioning the Outdoors Short Film Competition close this Friday! SEQ Catchments has once again partnered with the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation to sponsor the youth category. Read more…

Registrations now open: Queensland Landcare Conference

Condamine Headwaters Landcare Group has launched registrations for the 24th annual Queensland Landcare Conference, which will take place 27 – 29 September in Warwick Read more…

Government update

$80 million Budget boost for natural resource management

The Newman Government will spend an extra $80 million to support the sustainable management and productive use of Queensland’s land and water resources. Read more…

Community Landcare Grants

Community Landcare Grants fund 39 Queensland groups. Successful groups in Queensland include Rosalie North Landcare Group and West Moreton Landcare Group. Read more…

Upcoming Events

Flora and Fauna Workshop, Thursday 20 June, 9am - 1pm, this workshop is being held on a Darlington property, close to Lamington National Park. For more information click here.

Visioning the Outdoors Short Film Competition, entries close 21 June 2013. For more information click here.

Managing native forests field day, Saturday 22 June, 9.30am - 12pm, Fernvale. For more information click here.

National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) Climate Adaptation Conference, 2013, 25 – 27 June, Hilton Hotel, Sydney. For more information click here.

Reducing erosion field day in the Upper Warrill, Saturday 29 June, 9.30am - 12pm, Aratula Hotel, Cunningham Highway, Aratula. For more information click here.

Queensland Weeds Symposium, 15-18 July, Hervey Bay. For more information click here.

2013 Queensland Landcare Conference, 27-29 September 2013, Warwick. For more information click here.

Queensland Coastal Conference, Townsville, 2 - 4 October 2013, Rydges Southbank Conference Centre, Townsville. For more information click here.

The Active Outdoors Expo, Saturday 5 October, Northshore Riverside Park. For more information click here.