Enews archive April 2014

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April 2014

Dear readers,

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback for the Natural Resource Management Plan. Whilst our community forums are now complete, you can still provide feedback online - fill out a quick survey (now expired) and go into the draw to win an iPad mini!

For those that read our ‘Beetle in Shining Armour’ article last edition, you can watch the release of the beetles in Upper Brookfield via YouTube.

Don't miss our story telling event next month in the Pumicestone, which will bring together people from all walks of life to share insightful stories of catchment management from Aboriginal times through to the present.

Also, for any horse owners out there, you can hear from experts on horse nutrition, feeding and pasture management over the coming weeks.

Happy reading and we wish you all a very relaxing Easter break!

Warmest wishes,

The SEQ Catchments team

SEQ Catchments News

Beetle controlling spread of Cat's claw creeper in Upper Brookfield Beetle controlling spread of Cat's claw creeper in Upper Brookfield

31-Mar-2014

Beetle controlling spread of Cat's claw creeper in Upper Brookfield

SEQ Catchments took a visit to Upper Brookfield with the Moggill Creek Catchment Group to release a new type of beetle that will help control the rapidly spreading weedy vine known as Cat's claw creeper. Read more… 

Clean Up Straddie! Clean Up Straddie!

04-Apr-2014

Clean Up Straddie!

More than 30 volunteers joined members from the Clean Straddie Working Group to clean up Amity Point on North Stradbroke Island for Clean Up Australia Day! Read more… 

Horse owners improving properties for healthy horses Horse owners improving properties for healthy horses

31-Mar-2014

Horse owners improving properties for healthy horses

We are supporting horse property owners to continue to make improvements on their land by connecting them with a range of experts, from horse nutrition to property layout and design. Join us at upcoming workshops. Read more… 

Stories of the Pumicestone catchment Stories of the Pumicestone catchment

31-Mar-2014

Stories of the Pumicestone catchment

A day of storytelling is being planned for the people of the Pumicestone catchment to share insightful stories of how their catchment has been managed, from Aboriginal times through to the present. Read more… 

What do you value about South East Queensland? What do you value about South East Queensland?

31-Mar-2014

What do you value about South East Queensland?

How natural assets are looked after and used is important if South East Queensland is to remain such a great place to live, work and play. Provide your feedback online and go into the draw to win an iPad mini! Read more… 

Other NRM news

2014 Healthy Waterways Awards closing soon

The 2014 Healthy Waterways Awards are open for entries. SEQ Catchments is this year proudly supporting the Community Award. Be quick: entries close Monday 14th April. Read more…

Workshops aim to help horti growers prepare for the risk of extreme weather

Growcom are currently delivering workshops offering practical advice on ways horticultural businesses can prepare for and recover quickly from natural disasters. Upcoming workshops in SEQ include Gatton and Boonah in August. Read more…

Government update

Land tenure reforms boost agriculture and tourism

Major reforms to Queensland’s leasehold land system will provide greater security of tenure for leaseholders and help drive growth in the key agriculture and tourism sectors. Read more…

Multi-million dollar investment improves SEQ waterways

The quality of South East Queensland waterways will be improved with work commencing on $8 million of rehabilitation and restoration work. Read more…

Upcoming Events

Landslip workshop, Saturday 12th April, Numinbah Community Hall. For more information click here

Gold Coast catchment crawl, Sunday 13th April. For more information please click here

Ecoflicks film festival, entries close 15 April. *Link now expired*.

Nature refuges field day, Tuesday 15th April, Stewartdale Nature Refuge. For more information click here

Stocktake workshops for graziers, Tuesday 29 April, Ma Ma Creek Community Centre. For more information click here

Queensland Fungi Festival, April 22-27 2014, Brisbane. For more information click here.  

Connect to your creek week, 17-25 May 2014. 

Stories of the Pumicestone catchment, Friday May 2nd. For more information please click here

16th Australian Pest Vertebrae Conference, 26-29 May, Pullman King George Square Brisbane. For more information please click here

Maleny Wood Expo, Sat 3rd - Sun 4th May, Maleny Showground. For more information please click here

Peak to points festival, 19 July - 3rd August, various areas across Brisbane. 

Horse management on small properties, Sat 31 May 2014. For more information click here