Archives for July 2013

NRM Planning for Climate Change

Reef Catchments, along with 52 other Regional NRM organisations across Australia, has received funding from the Federal Government to update their regional NRM Plan in light of climate change. This process will be aligned with the Principles for the NRM Planning for Climate Change Fund http://www.environment.gov.au/cleanenergyfuture/regional-fund/about.html The three principles are: Plans identify priority landscapes for carbon […]

The Magic of Gypsum

Last week 71 farmers attended a series of workshops about soils, which were funded by the Australian Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI). As well as discussing the future potential of the CFI for local farmers, the workshops provided a foundation for understanding the physical and chemical properties of local soils.  Dr Ross Coventry from Soil […]

Coastcare Autumn Snapshot

The last three months have seen 45 Coastcare volunteers taking to Bucasia Beach, Ball Bay, Eimeo Creek and Blacks Beach Spit to remove invasive weeds, revegetate with native plants and clean up litter from our coastal environment. Volunteers – 112 hours of labour have been donated by our amazing volunteers Invasive weeds – around 650 kg […]

Coasts and Communities eNewsletter launched

This month the coastal team launched the first edition of the Coasts and Communities quarterly eNewsletter.  We all love the coast, it’s where we live, play, work, fish, relax and explore. The Coasts and Communities program is all about maintaining and improving the condition of our coast so that future generations will be able to […]