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Sunday 5 June was World Environment Day 2022 with the United Nations declared theme “Only One Earth.” In recognition of this important day, 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. 
Watch the video here!
Community Prioritisation Workshop registrations now open
The community-led NRM Project Prioritisation workshops for the Burnett Mary region are now open for registration. Workshops will be held in Hervey Bay on 29 June and Gin Gin on 30 June. Join BMRG to discuss priority areas for collaboration and identify projects for the next 12 months.
Register here.
Water Demand and Needs Survey
Natural Capital Economics is undertaking a detailed assessment of future water requirements for this region. They are asking primary producers, agribusiness owners, and industry representatives who currently, or may in future, rely on water for irrigation to complete a survey to ensure all water security ideas, opportunities, and challenges are identified and assessed. The survey will close on Friday 17 June 2022.
Complete the survey here.
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 sites where streambank remediation, erosion control and revegetation 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 to repair the streambanks and prevent further damage to the catchment. This project is part of the Discovery Coast Project, funded by the Australian Government’s Reef Trust.
Read more about the Discovery Coast Project here.
Public Consultation Announcement
Eco-Markets Australia is reaching out for feedback on the method to account for nutrient run-off into wetlands, which quantifies how much dissolved inorganic nitrogen is escaping into the Great Barrier Reef catchment and will be used under the Reef Credit Standard. Until the end of June, the public will be able to make submissions as comments on this method to improve its application.
Make your contribution through the website.
World Oceans Day
This week we celebrated World Oceans Day when we commemorate the beauty and importance of our oceans and seas. This year’s theme is Revitalisation: Collective Action for the Ocean. BMRG thank the communities and groups of the Burnett Mary region who are working together to protect and revitalise our ocean.
Check out some of our projects dedicated to preserving our oceans:
1. Protecting Saltmarsh and Marine Turtle Monitoring
2. Discovery Coast Project
3. Strait Expectations
4. Nest to Ocean
5. Post-fire monitoring of the K’gari and Ramsar wetlands
5. Paddock to reef
In case you missed it
Natural Disaster Impact Survey
Fill out the DAF survey if you have experienced damages to your property due natural disasters. Assess and document the damages and losses to submit a claim once Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements are activated. Be sure to keep records of any impacts to your property.
Subtropical Forests Ecology Course
If you are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of our local ecology and ways we can restore and connect landscapes, Hinterland Bush Links are running a four-day course on the Sunshine Coast through August and September.
Foot-and-Mouth Disease – Be on the Lookout
Biosecurity officials are urging Australian livestock owners to be vigilant of foot-and-mouth disease. Signs in livestock include ulcers, limping, fever, loss of appetite, salivation, decreased lactation, and death of foetuses and offspring. Ensure you have strong biosecurity regulations in place and report all suspected cases to Biosecurity Queensland to 13 25 23.