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NAIDOC Week will start on 3 July and will have events and celebrations throughout the whole week in Bundaberg to recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s theme is Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! BMRG is excited to support NAIDOC Week and will be present at many of these events throughout the week in Bundy.
To keep up to date with upcoming NAIDOC events, visit here.
Site Showcase a Success
BMRG recently showcased sites funded through our Natural Resource Investment Program (NRIP) to the Queensland Government's Department of Resources Regional Liaisons Officers. This project has worked to revegetate and repair streambanks and improve land management along the rivers. Our visitors witnessed how revegetated sites increased connectivity between two established corridors of riparian vegetation on Coles Creek. Many thanks to our partners in this project: Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee, Burnett Catchment Care Association, Noosa and District Landcare and the Queensland Government.
Read more here.
2022 Reef Champion Award entries now open
The Reef Champion Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals and organisations working to improve the quality of water entering the iconic Great Barrier Reef. The Awards are managed by the Queensland Farmers’ Federation with support from the Australian and Queensland governments and the Prince’s Trust Australia to recognise the dedicated land managers, Traditional Owners, extension officers, industries and members of the community excelling in their efforts to help safeguard the future of the Reef. Entries close on 12 July.
Further information on the awards and how to apply here.
Grant Funding Available for Sheep and Goat Graziers
Funding is available under Round 1 of the Rural Agricultural Development Grants Scheme for agribusinesses utilising sheep and goats. This funding is to support economic development in rural areas working within the sheep and goat meat industry. Funding may be used for developing a new market for sheep and goat products, expanding the capabilities of businesses and employees, or providing training or new equipment.
Read more here.
Tiaro Field Day Coming Up
The annual Tiaro Field Day will be held on 23 July. BMRG is excited to have a stall where we’ll talk about our projects and the work we’re doing in the region. Come along to also hear about many topics within the land care space such as gardening, animal health, weed control, cattle and effective land management. Be sure to drop by and see us!
Book here.
Pest Eradication Begins in July
Humane fox control work will begin in the Moore Park area and along the mouth of the Burnett River on 4 July and continue through to 13 July. This is part of the Queensland Government’s Nest to Ocean program with BMRG and a commitment to protect our local turtles by reducing invasive predator numbers. Please be mindful of this work during these dates if you live in the local areas.
For all enquiries, contact projects@bmrg.org.au
In case you missed it
Kolan River Field Day a Success
The recent field day at the Kolan River rehabilitation site was a great success. Guests were taken on a guided tour through the repaired sites which were completed as part of the Discovery Coast program. Thank you to those who presented and to everyone who came along to see the work that has been done.
World Environment Day
In recognition of World Environment Day 2022, BMRG created a short video celebrating the natural beauty and value of the Burnett Mary region and the crucial work being done to protect these vital natural resources.
World Oceans Day
This year’s theme for World Oceans Day was Revitalisation: Collective Action for the Ocean. BMRG thanks the communities and groups of the Burnett Mary region who are working together to protect and revitalise our ocean.
Public Consultation Announcement
Eco-Markets Australia is reaching out for feedback on the method to account for nutrient run-off into wetlands. Until the end of June, the public will be able to make submissions as comments on this method to improve its application.