Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) will receive $3.2M over three years through the Australian Government’s Black Summer Bushfire Recovery Grants Program, announced last week. To prevent and minimise effects on communities BMRG will partner with local organisations to deliver several projects in the region, including farm fire management plan training and support, cool burning training, expanded use of technology for fire detection, and infrastructure work at Camp Gregory. Together we will help rebuild community connectivity and increase capacity and resilience.
Find out more.
Burnett River Water Quality progress
The Burnett River Water Quality project will deliver 70% of the reef sediment reduction target from output from the Burnett River, the seventh most polluting reef catchment. Large-scale earthworks, streambank rescaling, rock chutes and revegetation will slow the flow and filter river water. We’re also overlaying a telemetry sensor network for real-time data monitoring and evaluation. Alongside project partners we’re making great progress.
Find out more about the project and partners.
Regional Integrated Science Forum
Julia Spicer OAM, a catalyst for change in southwest Queensland, will again bring her facilitation expertise to the upcoming Burnett Mary Regional Integrated Science Forum. Julia’s working life started with Landcare and catchment groups in western Queensland, and she now works with regional communities across the country on a range of projects, with a focus on identifying needs in business and implementing creative solutions to address them. Her passion lies with small businesses, sustainable agriculture and the role of women in regional community leadership.
Register now to join us in April.
Community Presentation a Success!
BMRG project officers James Thorley and Victoria Clarke recently gave a presentation about BMRG to attendees of the 60 & Better Community Group at Kepnock, through YMCA. Guests got to hear about some projects with BMRG and the work we do. Special thanks to 60 & Better for having us! To learn more about YMCA and their involvement in the community, visit
Love Food Hate Waste challenge
The Queensland Department of Environment, Land and Water is calling everyone to join their free three-week Love Food Hate Waste Challenge starting 7 March. Prizes are on offer, and a lot of practical tips to reduce food waste at home, schools, work and in the community.
Sign up and find out more about reducing food waste.
Wildlife nature walks
The Fraser Coast branch of the Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland host their first of many nature walks in the area 5 March. Explore the region’s natural wonders with like-minded ramblers.
Find out more about local branches and events near you.
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In case you missed it
Regional Integrated Science Forum 2022 is on 20-21 April in Gympie. Register now to learn about work underway, outcomes, and the science behind projects from on-the-ground program leaders, collaborators and scientists delivering positive environmental and industry impact in the region.
Foxes found in Kolan conservation park by BMRG monitoring cameras as part of the Nest to Ocean turtle protection project. This area will become a site for future fox control work to help protect endangered turtles.
Register for the free Living and Productive Soils Symposium and bus tour 28 April. Producers, growers and agriculturalists in the Bundaberg region will learn how to maintain biological function and health of soil and see regenerative agriculture practices implemented on local properties.