Welcome to the August 2012 Natural State eNewsletter. I hope our readers will find it informative and would encourage our readers to contact our staff if you have any questions.
August 2012 has seen many of our regional projects delivering communication and engagement sessions with the local community, which highlighted the good weather on offer this time of year.
I take this opportunity to thank Mackay Regional Council and CQU for allowing us to take part in their respective Eco Mackay Expo and CQU open days. Interest from the community in natural resources was very evident at both days with our staff fielding many questions aligned to the work of both Reef Catchments and our partners.
In terms of funding of natural resource work, please note there is only six weeks left to apply for the Everyone’s Environment grants from the Department of Environment, Heritage and Protection. This program provides funding for projects that clean up, repair and restore the local environment. Grants of between $2,000 and $100,000 are available for projects like:
- Tree planting and restoring land
- Community clean up
- Cleaning up waterways
- Reducing run-off and improving water quality
- Enhancing the natural beauty of local communities
- Monitoring the level of pollutants in streams
Submissions close 28 September 2012, so apply now to help get your project underway. Visit www.ehp.qld.gov.au to find out more and or contact Reef Catchments to find out more.