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Grants of up to $75k are available for affected producers following South East Queensland rainfall and flooding. Grants will cover a range of costs associated with the recovery process. Applicants should take photos of direct damage to accompany applications. Applicants need to show they are an eligible primary producer, within the declared disaster area and demonstrate they have suffered direct impact from the disaster.
For more information and to submit an application, click here.
New Qld Drought Assistance Roadshow
DAF (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries) and QRIDA (Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority) are hosting a roadshow event on 4 May at Bundaberg TAFE. Landholders attending will learn about the new preparedness grants and loans and hear what help is available for Farm Business Resilience Plans. The event will also include a seasonal climate forecast update and time to speak directly with drought representatives.
Click here to register and find out more.
Feral Pig Control for the Bulburin National Park bushfire recovery
A BMRG case study on feral pig control has been prepared, outlining their destructive behaviour and impact on threatened species within the Bulburin National Park. As outlined in the case study, BMRG initiated population sampling of feral pigs over 250 hectares, undertook the strategic selection of control site, and conducted control activity over 30 days. This work resulted in the capture of a mob of 22 feral pigs, baseline population data, threat abatement activities and an increased awareness of the destruction of feral pigs.
Read the full case study here.
Positive reception at the 2022 Regional Integrated Science Forum
We've received excellent feedback on what was an informative two days at the 2022 Regional Integrated Science Forum. The forum delivered information on the Paddock to Reef project work and outcomes and featured a number of expert panellists from the Queensland Government, Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee, Alluvium Consulting, Gidarjil Development Corporation, Verterra and local landholders. The Regional Integrated Science forum is a deliverable within the Paddock to Reef Program which is jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments
Thanks to all who attended and presented.
BMRG shines at the 2022 Monto Show 
BMRG recently hosted a stall at the 2022 Monto Show. It was great to be able to have meaningful conversations and share information with Monto locals about the work BMRG does in-region, from inland Queensland all the way down to the coast. Our special thanks go to the Monto & District Show Society for having us.
Living and Productive Soils Symposium a success
Yesterday was our free Living and Productive Soils Symposium and bus tour, which was a great success! Attendees included growers, producers and agriculturalists across all industries in the wider Bundaberg region. Two bus tour stops were made. The first was Green Solutions Compost Facility, to learn how compost is made and the benefits it can provide to soil. The second stop was at Chapman Ag properties to see first-hand the regenerative agriculture practices being implemented in the sugar industry. The Living and Productive Soil Symposium is supported by BMRG, through funding from the Australian Governments National Landcare Program.
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In case you missed it
Weed Vine Project is underway again 
Hinterland Bush Links, with the support of BMRG, recently commenced the continuation of the Upper Mary Valley Weed Vine Project. This long-term project seeks to eradicate destructive vines in the Upper Mary River Catchment, with two Weeds of National Significance—the Cat’s Claw Creeper and the Madeira Vine—in focus. 
Successful removal of feral pigs from Bulburin National Park
A mob of 15 feral pigs have been removed from the Bulburin National Park as part of BMRG's Bushfire Recovery Project. Thanks to Bush to Bay Weed Control’s baseline sampling, and University of Queensland’s supplementary data, six locations and 49 feral pigs were identified within a 250-hectare area. 
Mary River Recovery Project gaining traction 
The Great Barrier Reef Foundation recently published an article on the Mary River Quality Program and its ambitions to stop 26,000 tonnes of sediment from entering the Great Barrier Reef each year.