Neil McDonald - Advanced Livestock & Working Dog Schools!
Did you know safe and efficient livestock handling supports land management practices such as rotational grazing? Here is an opportunity for new and advanced livestock managers to gain hand-on guidance working cattle both with and without dogs in a calm and efficient manner. Participants can bring their own dog(s) although this is not necessary. A workshop is being held in Mundubbera from Saturday 26 to Monday 28 September and a workshop is also being held in Woolooga from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 October 2020.
Samples Streambank rehabilitation project
With approximately 100m migration in the River since the 1950's the sediment deposit in the Great Sandy Strait and ultimately the Great Barrier Reef is estimated at 355,000 cubic meters. The Sample's streambank rehabilitation project based in the Kenilworth area of the Mary Valley began in the first week of July 2020. It aims to stabilise a highly eroded streambank site of 600m long and 10m high through earth works and engineering, whilst reducing the sedimentation rate at the site and impacts to the downstream marine environment. This project is possible with BMRG's Project Partners including Alluvium Consulting, MRCCC and Noosa and District Landcare and is funded by the Australian Government's Regional Land Partnerships program. Click here to see a series of photos of the Samples streambank.
Denizens of the Deep
The Denizens of the Deep artwork is currently available for tender. It is a 70 piece display of intricate wood carvings depicting coral and sea life, much of which lives off the coast of Bundaberg. The display was hand carved by local resident Arthur "Nobby" Clark and was purchased by the Bundaberg City Council in 2005. For further information and to apply click here.
Landcare in Focus
The National Landcare Program is currently developing the next Landcare in Focus magazine edition and if you have a story about biodiversity, habitat restoration and revegetation they would love to hear from you and see some before and after photos. Email your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org including a story of up to 300 words with a high resolution photo by Thursday, 1 October 2020.
Sustainable Table is seeking to hire a Project Manager!
Sustainable Table is seeking to hire a Project Manager to lead the replication of the successful Victoria 'Ripe for Change' Program in the Mackay-Whitsundays region. Ripe for Change is a place-based philanthropic funding initiative, designed to improve our food-system and deliver enhanced health, employment and sustainability outcomes for the population and environment. For further information and to apply click here.
Final Call for North Burnett Artisans - Closing soon!
The Burnett Christmas Pop-Up Shop, Central Burnett Landcare is inviting you to make an application as an exhibitor at the 2020 Burnett Christmas Pop-Up Shop, 2-12 December 2020 at Lyons Street, Mundubbera. The aim of this Pop-Up Shop is to showcase unique, high quality homemade and homegrown local products and talents and to promote the North Burnett. Applications close 2 September 2020, for more information and to apply click here.
Smart Farms Small Grants - Round 4 Now Open!
Round 4 of the Australian Government's Smart Farms Small Grants program is now open. Under this round, you can apply for grants of between $5,000 and $100,000 to support projects that will help farming, forestry and fishing groups and communities increase their awareness, knowledge, skills and capacity to adopt smart and sustainable practices. For more information visit the Department's website, applications close on 9 October 2020
National Feral Pig Action Plan Stakeholder Survey
Feral pigs pose a significant threat to Australia's agricultural industry and the natural environment by destroying crops and pastures, spreading weeds and disease and by preying on livestock. A stakeholder survey has been developed to give people an opportunity to contribute their ideas and feedback for the National Feral Pig Action Plan. For further information and to complete the survey click here.
Threatened Species Bake Off!
Bake a threatened species themed dessert to raise awareness of Australia's threatened species and Threatened Species Day. "What's in your backyard" is the theme for your dessert, take a photo or video of your baked creation and upload it to social media with the hashtag #TSBakeOff or email it to email@example.com. Entries close on Tuesday 8 September, for further information view the flyer or the Threatened Species Commissioner Facebook post.
Bob Hawke Landcare Award - Closing Soon!
The Bob Hawke Landcare award is a prestigious, national award that publicly recognises an individual involved in championing Landcare and who inspires others to take action on their own property or through a Landcare Group. For further information and to make a nomination click here, nominations close Monday 31 August 2020.
Discovery Coast Beach Clean-ups and Monitoring
Marine debris is a major global environmental issue, so Tangaroa Blue has organised a community clean-up events on Friday 4 September in 1770 and on Saturday 5 September in Agnes. To register your interest and for further information see the attached flyer.
RCS refresher workshop for Burnett Mary region graziers
Have you done an RCS grazing workshop (e.g. Grazing Clinic, Grazing for profit or other)? If so you are eligible to participate in the two-day workshop Regenerate and Connect delivered by RCS facilitators Andrew and Katie Zerner. Workshops are being held on-farm near Mundubbera on the 14 and 15 September and near Kumbia on 17 and 18 September. Workshop numbers are limited to 6 business. Refer to the flyer or contact RCS on 1800 356 004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to register.
ExtensionChat - APEN Online
Australia Pacific Extension Network (APEN) is hosting a series of interactive sessions via ExtensionChat - APEN Online. Extension practitioners were asked recently about their Professional Development needs and the topic areas being presented were drawn from their responses. All sessions will be held from 12:00pm to 1:30pm and registration is essential. The first session is "What's new in Extension (and how to use it to further improve the effectiveness of your work)" with Dr John James on Tuesday, 1 September. For further information and to register for one or all the sessions click here.
Queensland Water and Land Carers the Latest News
The QWaLC Naturally Together Newsletter includes the latest news for Queensland Land Carers. Click here to access their latest edition and to subscribe.
Nutrien Mundubbera Newsletter
Click here to view Nutrien Ag Solution's latest edition of the Nutrien Mundubbera Newsletter.