Annual General Meeting Coming Up
Burnett Mary Regional Group’s Annual General Meeting will be coming up on 26 November, where each project officer of BMRG will provide updates and outline the future goals of the projects being undertaken in the region. BMRG currently has more than 12 active natural resource management projects well underway; these presentations will cover what the project is and is doing, what has been achieved so far, and what the next steps will be. Guests will also hear from executives and board members about BMRG’s journey plan for the new year. Opening at 9:30am for a 10am start at the Bargara Cultural Centre, all members of BMRG are welcome to attend.
Please RSVP by 19 November by contacting (07) 4181 2999 or email us here
Opening of Gidji Café at Mon Repos!
The famous Mon Repos Turtle Centre has only recently undergone some shiny new refurbishments, and now the latest addition to the state-of-the-art facility is ready to be launched to the public. Gidarjil Development Corporation’s Gidji Café will be opening a brand-new café at the popular establishment, offering a wide range of delicious hand-made bush tucker menu items to visitors to the turtle centre. The café officially opens this Sunday, so come along and check it out!
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Nominate your Landcare Champion this AgTech Month!
AgTech month has begun, when we celebrate the individuals and organisations in the agricultural sector who are working toward incorporating sustainable and long-term practices into their agribusiness. In keeping with the objectives of AgTech, do you know someone who upholds this commitment, and is dedicated to protecting and conserving their natural resources? Nominate them today for the 2021 State & Territory Landcare Award!
Click here for more information and Submit your nominations for the Award here!
Regenerative Soils Workshop & Farm Walk
Part 2 of the Regenerative Soils workshop and farm walk is on 13 November in Mundubbera. Come along for a day of presentations and discussion about incorporating regenerative agriculture into agribusinesses. This field day will focus on the outcomes of the Great Barrier Reef Project which began in 2019, centering on soil and water health and how the desired outcomes of regenerative agriculture were accomplished over the past two years.
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Apply for the Future Drought Fund
Applications for Round 2 of the Future Drought Fund are open until the middle of November. This Fund is part of the Australian Government’s Drought Response, Resilience and Preparedness Plan. Successful applicants will receive grants to better prepare them, and their rural communities, for ongoing droughts, and they will receive support in strengthening networks and community engagement.
Click here to apply or to gain more information on the drought fund
Be alert – Invasive moth found in Queensland
The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) has recently detected the presence of the non-native mango shoot looper moth, which causes severe damage to a variety of crops and native plants, in north Queensland. Biosecurity Queensland is determining how far the moth population has distributed, and what should be done in response. Should you come across this moth, be sure to report it directly to DAF and Biosecurity Queensland.
Report sightings of the mango shoot looper moth
In-case you missed it
New Clarkey Episode – Accounting for Nature!
The new Clarkey episode is here! The Accounting for Nature team has been gathering data on the condition of the natural resources, like soils and native vegetation, at Goondicum Station. This is part of the Accounting for Nature framework that determines just how valuable, both environmentally and economically, those natural assets are – part of the exciting natural capital sector. Check out this latest Clarkey instalment to find out more about how this works and see if it’s something you’d like to get involved in.
Click here for more information about Accounting for Nature and Check out the new Clakey episode here
AgTech Month Begins Soon!
Agriculture is one of our biggest industries. As of 2021, more than half of the entire Australian landmass is used for farming purposes. AgTech is all about ensuring that agriculture and the hardworking individuals and organisations that support it are well-prepared for the future by embracing new and more sustainable technologies, standards, and practices. November is all about celebrating these forward-thinkers in the agricultural field!
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Fire Ants wreak havoc in Australia
Fire ants are among the most devastating invasive species in Australia, which wreak havoc on both native ecosystems and human activities. As it gets closer to summer, it’s especially important to be on the lookout. Understand how to distinguish fire ants from native ants; know what they and their nests look like, and be aware of the protocols involved in controlling them. Together we can eradicate them and protect our Australian lifestyle.
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