E-news archive - August 2013

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Welcome to our August edition. July saw NAIDOC celebrations across the country, including the official opening of a new Indigenous Outdoor Learning Area at Pomona State School. The sighting of a Long-nosed Potoroo was also welcomed with great excitement.

In other news, SEQ Catchments was awarded the Australian Business Award for the second year running. We extend our congratulations to the winner and runner up of our sponsored Youth Category at the Visioning the Outdoors Short Film Festival.

Don't forget to check out a number of useful resources now available online. We always appreciate your feedback, so feel free to drop us a line and let us know how we are doing: admin@seqcatchments.com.au, 07 3211 4404.

SEQ Catchments News


SEQ Catchments wins Australian Business Award second year running

SEQ Catchments has won the Environmental Sustainability category in the Australian Business Awards 2013 in recognition of its ground breaking work to protect seagrass beds and the economically important industries of Moreton Bay. Read more… 


Flood experts help farmers get back into production

The soils of the Lockyer Valley are recognised as some of the most fertile in the world. However, many landholders in the badly affected Laidley Creek Valley have been struggling to get back into production since the January 2013 floods. Read more… 


Rare fungi feeder hops into limelight

Tracey and Mark Finnegan were thrilled to find out that they are sharing their Kerry Valley cattle farm, which borders the World Heritage Listed Lamington National Park, with the rare and elusive Long-nosed Potoroo. Read more… 


Young winners exploring the outdoors

We all love a bit of technology. But it seems you can't go too far without hearing about how all of our i- gadgets are making our kids miss out on outdoor fun. Read more… 


Protecting our golden birds

A lot of us take to air travel to explore parts of the northern hemisphere, but can you imagine if you made this trip every year where the only engine available was your own? Read more… 


Dreamtime mural awakens cultural understanding

NAIDOC week celebrations got off to a great start at Pomona State School last month with the official opening of the school's new Indigenous Outdoor Learning Area. Read more… 

Other NRM news

New resources now available

Useful booklets on a range of topics, case studies, as well as newly uploaded You Tube videos are now available on our website. Read more…

Nominations for the 2014 Rural Women's Award now open

Nominations for the 2014 Rural Women's Award are now open and close on 31 October 2013. This is Australia’s pre-eminent Award for rural women. It provides a $10 000 bursary to state winners to assist them to implement their vision for rural and regional Australia. Read more…

Registrations still open for Queensland Landcare Conference

There is still time to register for the 24th annual Queensland Landcare Conference, which will take place 27 – 29 September in Warwick. Read more…

Government update

$450 million for natural resource management organisations

Labor will continue to support the work of Australia’s regional natural resource management organisations with around $450 million provided under the Regional Delivery component of the Rudd Government’s Caring for our Country initiative. Read more…

Landholders have their say on vegetation management codes

The Newman Government is giving landholders their say on the development of self-assessable codes that are the centrepiece of Queensland’s new common sense vegetation management laws. Read more…

Upcoming Events

Basic Eucalypt Identification Workshop, Sunday 11 August, 8.15 am - 12.30 pm, Hemmant Quarry Reserve. For more information click here

Free Seagrass Watch Training Session, Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th August 2013, Moreton Bay. Link no longer available.

Pandanus Infestation Community Awareness Information Session, Tuesday August 20, 5.30-6.30pm, Point Lookout Community Hall. For more information click here.

THECA, (The Hut Environmental and Community Association), 12th Bushcare Forum, Saturday 24th August, 8.30am-4pm, Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies, Pullenvale. 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.

Upcoming funding opportunities. For more information click here