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September

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August

Grazier workshops to improve pastures, soils and waterways Grazier workshops to improve pastures, soils and waterways

30-Aug-2016

Grazier workshops to improve pastures, soils and waterways

Graziers across South East Queensland are invited to come and participate in a series of best practice workshops that will help to improve their productivity, profitability and sustainability. Read more… 

Community efforts to restore Moggill Creek Catchment supported by the Green Army Community efforts to restore Moggill Creek Catchment supported by the Green Army

25-Aug-2016

Community efforts to restore Moggill Creek Catchment supported by the Green Army

Young trainees are rejuvenating and restoring key areas in the Moggill Creek Catchment, thanks to the Australian Government’s Green Army programme. Read more… 

Rare plants and animals showcased on the Gold Coast Rare plants and animals showcased on the Gold Coast

25-Aug-2016

Rare plants and animals showcased on the Gold Coast

Between 27th August and 19th November, local Gold Coast residents are invited to come and learn about the region’s unique and rare plants and animals and what you can do to look after them. Read more… 

Unity college students plant large bush tucker garden for National Tree Day Celebrations Unity college students plant large bush tucker garden for National Tree Day Celebrations

25-Aug-2016

Unity college students plant large bush tucker garden for National Tree Day Celebrations

Fifty students and community members joined in the annual National Tree Day celebrations at Unity College on Friday, 29 July, by creating an extensive bush tucker garden for the school with hundreds of native plants Read more… 


July

Cultural fires on the Sunshine Coast Cultural fires on the Sunshine Coast

27-Jul-2016

Cultural fires on the Sunshine Coast

For the first time on the Sunshine Coast, Rural Fire Brigades and Queensland Fire and Emergency Services supported Traditional Owners to undertake a controlled ecological burn following the ancient cultural practices of Australian Aborigines. Susie Chapman of Healthy Waterways and Catchments will be presenting the rich learnings from the experience at the upcoming Bushfire 2016 conference. Read more… 

Rare treasures series - Identifying threatened plants and animals found on the Gold Coast Rare treasures series - Identifying threatened plants and animals found on the Gold Coast

26-Jul-2016

Rare treasures series - Identifying threatened plants and animals found on the Gold Coast

The Rare Treasures Workshop Series will provide interpretive information, values, threats and the conservation status on listed threatened flora and fauna species found in Gold Coast catchments. Read more… 

4th generation pineapple farmer improving water quality in the ‪‎Pumicestone Passage‬ 4th generation pineapple farmer improving water quality in the ‪‎Pumicestone Passage‬

20-Jul-2016

4th generation pineapple farmer improving water quality in the ‪‎Pumicestone Passage‬

4th generation pineapple farmer Sam Pike explains why improving water quality in the Pumicestone Passage is important for his family business. Read more… 


June

Tackling South East Qld’s sediment problem at the source Tackling South East Qld’s sediment problem at the source

29-Jun-2016

Tackling South East Qld’s sediment problem at the source

A new organisation launched yesterday, Healthy Waterways and Catchments, will bring a strategic and cross-boundary approach to catchment management and flood mitigation, which to date has been fragmented between multiple public sector and non-public sector agencies. Read more… 

New partnership is set to transform recreational fishing in South East Queensland New partnership is set to transform recreational fishing in South East Queensland

14-Jun-2016

New partnership is set to transform recreational fishing in South East Queensland

A newly formed fishing conservation movement will join forces with SEQ Catchments to help recreational fishers fight the decline of fish habitat in their local waterways. Read more… 

New partnership is set to transform recreational fishing in South East Queensland New partnership is set to transform recreational fishing in South East Queensland

07-Jun-2016

New partnership is set to transform recreational fishing in South East Queensland

A newly formed fishing conservation movement will join forces with SEQ Catchments to help recreational fishers fight the decline of fish habitat in their local waterways. Read more… 


May

Penny the Springer Spaniel helps to find endangered Eastern Bristlebird Penny the Springer Spaniel helps to find endangered Eastern Bristlebird

10-May-2016

Penny the Springer Spaniel helps to find endangered Eastern Bristlebird

Penny, the English Springer Spaniel, has put her training to good use and successfully found Eastern Bristlebirds, an endangered bird, in the Scenic Rim. Read more… 

New Regional Ecosystem factsheets now available New Regional Ecosystem factsheets now available

05-May-2016

New Regional Ecosystem factsheets now available

SEQ Catchments has recently produced a set of fully-illustrated factsheets describing 24 different Regional Ecosystems (REs) found in South East Queensland. They can all be downloaded for free from www.seqcatchments.com.au/resources-fact-sheets Read more… 


April

Are you a citizen scientist? Then we want to hear from you! Are you a citizen scientist? Then we want to hear from you!

28-Apr-2016

Are you a citizen scientist? Then we want to hear from you!

If you are currently collecting data on the natural environment in South East Queensland, then we'd love to hear from you via a quick survey! Read more… 

Salt scald to wetland Salt scald to wetland

29-Apr-2016

Salt scald to wetland

How a Kalbar couple turned an eroded, salt encrusted flat into a potentially productive property with a blend of woodland, wetland and grassland. Read more… 

SEQ Catchments' condolences SEQ Catchments' condolences

14-Apr-2016

SEQ Catchments' condolences

The SEQ Catchments board, management and staff are truly sorry to hear news of Kombumerri Traditional Owner Tony Dillon’s passing earlier this week. Read more… 

Trees triumph at Teralba Park Trees triumph at Teralba Park

14-Apr-2016

Trees triumph at Teralba Park

Queensland Urban Utilities and SEQ Catchments have congratulated some of the volunteers behind Brisbane’s flourishing green corridors, at the unveiling of a new interpretive sign at Teralba Park. Read more… 

Turning salt degraded soil into productive land - can it be done? Turning salt degraded soil into productive land - can it be done?

11-Apr-2016

Turning salt degraded soil into productive land - can it be done?

Can salt scalded land be reclaimed and made productive?

The answer is ‘yes’ and Barry and Marjorie Jahnke’s property on the outskirts of Kalbar will be showcased by Bremer Catchments to reveal how it can be done.
The Jahnkes will share what they have learned from their decade-and-a-half long project to rehabilitate their 17 hectare property from a salt scald to a wetland teaming with birdlife. Read more… 

Native forests can improve income on grazing properties Native forests can improve income on grazing properties

01-Apr-2016

Native forests can improve income on grazing properties

Can native forestry generate income and successfully co-exist on cattle grazing properties?

"Yes it can," says Paul Coyne from the Croftby community group, "and if you want to learn how then come along to our 'Generating additional income from forestry workshop' at the Mt Alford Hall on Saturday April 9." Read more… 


March

Shellfish key to improved water quality in Pumicestone Passage Shellfish key to improved water quality in Pumicestone Passage

14-Mar-2016

Shellfish key to improved water quality in Pumicestone Passage

A community driven environmental research program is setting out to improve water quality, fish stocks and seagrass through the restoration of highly valued shellfish reefs in the Pumicestone Passage, such as oysters and muscles. Read more… 

Giant rat’s tail grass and other weeds field day at Mt Kilcoy Giant rat’s tail grass and other weeds field day at Mt Kilcoy

08-Mar-2016

Giant rat’s tail grass and other weeds field day at Mt Kilcoy

In response to ongoing concerns about the spread of Giant rat’s tail grass and its significant impacts locally, SEQ Catchments and Brisbane Valley-Kilcoy Landcare Group are hosting a field day at Mt. Kilcoy on Friday 18th March to improve awareness of and management responses to this invasive grass and other weed species.
Read more… 

February

4000th property joins Land for Wildlife program 4000th property joins Land for Wildlife program

25-Feb-2016

4000th property joins Land for Wildlife program

Private landholders right across South East Queensland are continuing to play an important role in conserving our most endangered plants and animals through a program known as Land for Wildlife, which now covers more than 65,000 ha across the region and recently welcomed its 4000th property.
Read more… 

New entity frequently asked questions New entity frequently asked questions

22-Feb-2016

New entity frequently asked questions

The New Entity Frequently Asked Questions has been developed by Healthy Waterways and SEQ Catchments to keep our stakeholders up-to-date throughout the transition. We have provided as much detail that there is to hand at the moment, and will continue to update this document and communicate progress as the information becomes available. Read more… 

Native forests under threat from canopy killers Native forests under threat from canopy killers

19-Feb-2016

Native forests under threat from canopy killers

South East Queensland is home to some of the world’s most iconic landscapes but the introduction of plants from overseas many years ago, now classified as weeds, has left some of these and our region’s water supply in jeopardy. Read more… 

Why caring for your horse starts with caring for your land Why caring for your horse starts with caring for your land

05-Feb-2016

Why caring for your horse starts with caring for your land

Local landholders are invited to attend a Horse Property workshop at Tamrookum on Sunday 21st February to learn about the best ways to manage horses on their properties. In this seminar you will learn how to use the natural and domesticated behaviour of horses, combined with good land management practices, to create a healthy and sustainable environment for your horses and your property. Read more… 

Community to work together to restore mangrove and saltmarsh Community to work together to restore mangrove and saltmarsh

04-Feb-2016

Community to work together to restore mangrove and saltmarsh

A $96,000 investment has begun in the mangrove and saltmarsh areas of Mooloolah and Maroochy Estuaries implemented by local community organisations and funded over 2016-17 by the Queensland Government’s Department of Environment and Heritage Protection’s Indigenous Land and Sea Grant. Read more… 

January

Let’s talk about fences Let’s talk about fences

25-Jan-2016

Let’s talk about fences

Any landholder would know that fences are an important part of managing any property, and can be costly to install. Landholders are being invited to attend an upcoming fencing workshop this Saturday at Aratula Hotel. Read more… 

Are you a citizen scientist? Are you a citizen scientist?

21-Jan-2016

Are you a citizen scientist?

Are you a citizen science program manager who is collecting data on the natural environment in South East Queensland? Then we want to hear from you! Read more… 

Queensland Government funding to help farmers and improve waterway health Queensland Government funding to help farmers and improve waterway health

19-Jan-2016

Queensland Government funding to help farmers and improve waterway health

SEQ Catchments has welcomed yesterday’s announcement by the Queensland Government regarding an investment of $2.3 million to improve South East Queensland’s water quality through Grazing Best Management Practice and the Healthy Country Program. Read more… 

Bells Creek Green Army graduates with full environmental honours Bells Creek Green Army graduates with full environmental honours

11-Jan-2016

Bells Creek Green Army graduates with full environmental honours

Stockland, SEQ Catchments and Conservation Volunteers Australia have collaborated to support, train and manage a team of enthusiastic Green Army participants to restore the ecological health of the Bells Creek Catchment. Read more… 

New entity to renew focus on managing region’s waterways and natural assets New entity to renew focus on managing region’s waterways and natural assets

11-Jan-2016

New entity to renew focus on managing region’s waterways and natural assets

SEQ Catchments and Healthy Waterways Ltd will be joining forces and forming a single entity next financial year, which will allow for improved delivery of waterway and natural asset management across South east Queensland. Read more…