E-news archive - April 2013

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Welcome to our April edition of the SEQ Catchments Enews. We hope you had a wonderful and relaxing Easter.

This edition celebrates two successful community planting days, erosion control works in the Upper Teviot, and a new project in the Upper Logan which continues the fight against invasive weeds.

It is also now easier than ever to share your event information with the wider community via the SEQ Catchments and Landcare Australia events calendar.  

SEQ Catchments News

Creek in the Teviot sustains flood damage Creek in the Teviot sustains flood damage

05-Apr-2013

Creek in the Teviot sustains flood damage

With two major flood events affecting South East Queensland within the last two years, restoration of creek lines has been instrumental in preventing further loss of land. Read more… 

New group works to restore Coochiemudlo Island New group works to restore Coochiemudlo Island

05-Apr-2013

New group works to restore Coochiemudlo Island

The newly formed Coochiemudlo Island Coastcare group have been hard at work, restoring over 1km of sand dune and have planted more than 3500 trees, vines, and native grasses in areas which were left badly damaged after ex-tropical cyclone Oswald. Read more… 

Local wildlife to flourish from community planting Local wildlife to flourish from community planting

25-Mar-2013

Local wildlife to flourish from community planting

Local wildlife will benefit from a community planting day held on the 23 March at Homestead Park, Mt Cotton. Community volunteers helped plant over 800 native trees. Read more… 

Award winning program reducing erosion in the Upper Warrill Award winning program reducing erosion in the Upper Warrill

08-Apr-2013

Award winning program reducing erosion in the Upper Warrill

An award winning program is working with landholders in the Upper Warrill to reduce sediment run-off into local waterways. Read more… 

Battling weeds in the Upper Logan Catchment Battling weeds in the Upper Logan Catchment

22-Mar-2013

Battling weeds in the Upper Logan Catchment

SEQ Catchments is excited to announce a new project to battle invasive weeds for a healthier landscape along the headwaters of Teviot Brook, Christmas Creek and Oaky Creek. Read more… 

Other NRM news

Brisbane City Council Common myna survey

Brisbane City Council are inviting landholders to fill out a community survey on the impact and habitat use of the Common myna, which was declared amongst the top “100 of the world's most invasive species”. **Link no longer available on Brisbane City Council website** Read more…

Entries for Visioning the Outdoors Short Film Festival now open!

SEQ Catchments has once again partnered with the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation to deliver Visioning the Outdoors Short Film Competition. Read more…

In Safe Hands Toolkit free offer – limited time only

In Safe Hands is a Safety Management System designed for community groups in practical
conservation. The toolkit has undergone recent updates and is now available to be downloaded at no charge until 30 June 2013 (offer limited to 500 downloads).
Read more…

Newly developed Ground Cover App now available

Ground Cover is a Free App for iPhone and Android developed by Namoi Catchments Management Authority to provide graziers with another tool to optimise performance of their paddocks through accurate monitoring data collection. Read more…

Government update

Strategic directions for sustainable agriculture stream announced

The Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries released at the end of last month the Strategic Directions for the Sustainable Agriculture Stream for the next 5 years (2013 - 18), which outlines the architecture of the new program. Read more…

Greentape reduction measures come into effect

Queensland business owners will start saving thousands of dollars after new laws introduced by the Newman Government came into effect over the weekend. Read more…

$16 million in volunteer grants available

The Federal Government is offering $16 million in funding to not-for-profit organisations to help their volunteers and encourage volunteering to organisations whose volunteers assist disadvantaged communities. Eligible not-for-profits can apply for grants between $1,000 - $5000. Read more…

Upcoming Events

Visioning the Outdoors Short Film Competition, entries close 21 June 2013. 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.

Brisbane City Council Common Myna Forum, Saturday 13th April, 12-4pm. For more information click here.

Ecoflicks, Sunshine Coast Environment Short Film Festival, entries close 16th April. *Link now expired*

Bonogin Valley Bushcare Open Day, Saturday 27 April 2013, 8am - 10am, Davenport Park, Parkmeadows Court, Bonogin. For more information click here.

Maleny Wood Expo, Saturday 4 - 5 May, Maleny Showgrounds. For more information click here.

Grazing management workshop - Stocktake, balancing supply and demand. Understanding and monitoring land condition and forage budgeting, Tuesday 7 May (Fernvale) and Wednesday 8 May (Toogoolawah), cost $50. 

Healthy Waterways Awards Gala Dinner, Friday 31 May 2013, 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane. 

Damien O'Sullivan presenting Grass and Weed Indentification and Management, Southside Pony Club, 100 Barwon Street, Morningside, this workshop is being held on an upcoming Saturday in May, time and date to be confirmed. Check out our events calendar later this week for details.

Sunshine Coast World Environment Day Festival, 9 June, University Sunshine Coast. More information to come.