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December

New partnership to protect the Gold Coast’s natural assets New partnership to protect the Gold Coast’s natural assets

16-Dec-2015

New partnership to protect the Gold Coast’s natural assets

SEQ Catchments today celebrated the launch of a new collaborative partnership between SEQ Catchments and Griffith University’s Centre for Coastal Management. Read more… 

November

Presentations now available from 2015 AGM Presentations now available from 2015 AGM

27-Nov-2015

Presentations now available from 2015 AGM

Thank you to everyone who attended our AGM on Thursday 26th November. Please find below a copy of all of the presentations from the day. Read more… 

Spot the yellow flower this Spring Spot the yellow flower this Spring

12-Nov-2015

Spot the yellow flower this Spring

Spring is well and truly here and with it a chance to enjoy a spectacular range of colours thanks to flowers currently blossoming right across the region. But every Spring there is a bright yellow flower growing silently on fences, across gardens, along waterways and up native trees that deceives us with its natural beauty. Read more… 


October

Native habitats in the Stanley region flourishing thanks to Green Army programme Native habitats in the Stanley region flourishing thanks to Green Army programme

29-Oct-2015

Native habitats in the Stanley region flourishing thanks to Green Army programme

Native habitats in the Stanley region are flourishing thanks to the support from young trainees who graduated on Friday 30th October from the Australian Government funded Green Army programme. Read more… 

New Living in Black Snake Creek booklet launched today New Living in Black Snake Creek booklet launched today

10-Oct-2015

New Living in Black Snake Creek booklet launched today

The Living in the Black Snake Creek catchment booklet was launched today at the Black Snake Creek Festival. This unique booklet has been developed through a partnership between SEQ Catchments, West Moreton Landcare and Ipswich City Council. It celebrates the Black Snake Creek catchment and provides a wealth of information and practical tips to support local residents in their efforts to keep the catchment as healthy and beautiful as it can be. Read more… 


September

New Soil Conservation Guidelines for Queensland New Soil Conservation Guidelines for Queensland

30-Sep-2015

New Soil Conservation Guidelines for Queensland

The third edition of the soil conservation guidelines for Queensland was released recently by Minister Lynham at the Reef, Range and Red Dust Conference in Caloundra earlier this month. Read more… 

Quandamooka Country becomes Redlands largest Land for Wildlife area Quandamooka Country becomes Redlands largest Land for Wildlife area

29-Sep-2015

Quandamooka Country becomes Redlands largest Land for Wildlife area

Almost 1400 hectares of bushland on North Stradbroke Island will be further enhanced after the largest Land for Wildlife declaration in Redland city was finalised recently. Read more… 

Celebrating a National Icon Celebrating a National Icon

01-Sep-2015

Celebrating a National Icon

Today, 1st September we invite you to celebrate National Wattle Day, a day dedicated to our national floral emblem and its diverse, resilient environment. Read more… 

August

International students visit flood restored properties International students visit flood restored properties

26-Aug-2015

International students visit flood restored properties

International engineering students from the University of Queensland were welcomed recently on a local tour in the upper reaches of Warrill Creek, to share experiences about working collaboratively with communities towards improved land management practices. Read more… 

New MOU between SEQ Catchments and Quandamooka New MOU between SEQ Catchments and Quandamooka

21-Aug-2015

New MOU between SEQ Catchments and Quandamooka

This month marked a new step forward with the first Memorandum of Understanding between SEQ Catchments and the Traditional Owners of the Moreton Bay region, the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation (QYAC), developed as a way of formally recognising the close collaboration of these two organisations to continue to guide natural resource management activities across the region. Read more… 

Koala trees hit one year at Pimpama Conservation Reserve Koala trees hit one year at Pimpama Conservation Reserve

10-Aug-2015

Koala trees hit one year at Pimpama Conservation Reserve

Koala habitat is well on the way to becoming established on the Gold Coast, following the planting of over 90,000 trees at Pimpama Conservation Reserve.

This month celebrates a year since the plants were put in the ground, with the first year often the most critical for plants in terms of survival. Read more… 

July 

New Regional Body Operations restructure announced New Regional Body Operations restructure announced

29-Jul-2015

New Regional Body Operations restructure announced

SEQ Catchments is pleased to announce our new restructure to support our transition to a community social enterprise.

These changes will continue to position SEQ Catchments as a leader in Natural Resource Management and will mean that we are better able to adapt to changing resources and environments, whilst continuing to build our capacity to achieve the best outcomes for our region.
Read more… 

Community invited to hear about salinity project findings Community invited to hear about salinity project findings

24-Jul-2015

Community invited to hear about salinity project findings

Leading salinity specialist Dr Roger Shaw and local landholders will present to the community findings from the Roadvale salinity project at a Salinity Awareness field event in Roadvale on the 8th August. Read more… 

Log jam technology restoring flood damaged creeks Log jam technology restoring flood damaged creeks

23-Jul-2015

Log jam technology restoring flood damaged creeks

“Engineered log jams” are being used in South East Queensland to stabilise creek banks and protect high value farmland in Warrill Creek following the January 2013 floods.
Pioneered in the US, engineered log jams were first used in Australian 15 years ago with great results in New South Wales and central Queensland. Read more… 

Aussie Champions Protect Macadamia Industry Future Aussie Champions Protect Macadamia Industry Future

17-Jul-2015

Aussie Champions Protect Macadamia Industry Future

A local macadamia processing company is helping to protect the future viability of the Australian macadamia industry by making a significant donation to fund the conservation of macadamias in the wild.
Read more… 

Local nurseries invite community to celebrate National Tree Day Local nurseries invite community to celebrate National Tree Day

15-Jul-2015

Local nurseries invite community to celebrate National Tree Day

Two local nurseries in The Gap are inviting the community to come and celebrate their hard work on National Tree Day Sunday 26th July.
Read more… 

Update on the Community Water Quality Monitoring Program Update on the Community Water Quality Monitoring Program

02-Jul-2015

Update on the Community Water Quality Monitoring Program

Due to various external impacts and considerations, regrettably it is no longer possible for SEQ Catchments to maintain the Community Water Monitoring program in its current form. However, we continue to recognise the significant role that volunteers play in monitoring the health of our waterways and we are committed to supporting our community to continue their endeavours in this space. Read our updates here. Read more… 

 

June 


Good news for Straddie’s wildlife Good news for Straddie’s wildlife

30-Jun-2015

Good news for Straddie’s wildlife

A new feral animal management group is putting Straddie’s wildlife first as part of an initiative to control pest animals on the Island. Read more… 

Enough horsing around with feed bills Enough horsing around with feed bills

29-Jun-2015

Enough horsing around with feed bills

The phrase “The Green behind the Gold” not only describes the lush rainforests of our region, it can also bring to mind our fertile green valleys like Currumbin, Tallebudgera and Bonogin which are home to many Gold Coast residents.
Read more… 

2015 Restructure: Statement from CEO 2015 Restructure: Statement from CEO

26-Jun-2015

2015 Restructure: Statement from CEO

SEQ Catchments is well progressed with our restructure which is aimed at streamlining our business and building our capacity to deliver for our community, governments and investors. Read more… 

Growing a new community nursery network Growing a new community nursery network

03-Jun-2015

Growing a new community nursery network

Representatives from 12 community nurseries from across the region attended a community nursery day recently to hear about what’s happening in the community nursery ‘scene’ of South East Queensland. Read more… 

Pest animal management focus of forum on Straddie Pest animal management focus of forum on Straddie

02-Jun-2015

Pest animal management focus of forum on Straddie

An upcoming forum on Straddie will showcase the best in feral animal management across the country, hosted by Straddie Pest Management Group, a newly formed group made up of Straddie’s landholders working to protect Straddie’s wildlife. Read more… 

 

May 


Be a soil saver Be a soil saver

27-May-2015

Be a soil saver

On June 10th, SEQ Catchments will be hosting a Saving Soil Seminar at the Beerwah Community Hall with a field visit to a nearby farm. Read more… 

Community scientists leading the way for mangrove monitoring Community scientists leading the way for mangrove monitoring

25-May-2015

Community scientists leading the way for mangrove monitoring

The Sunshine Coast has recently welcomed 35 newly trained volunteers, who are joining a group of dedicated 'citizen scientists' monitoring the health of mangroves in the Pumicestone with a new simple and scientifically robust method. Read more… 

Finalists announced, vote for your favourite to win! Finalists announced, vote for your favourite to win!

15-May-2015

Finalists announced, vote for your favourite to win!

Finalists for the 2015 Healthy Waterways Awards have been announced! Healthy Waterways and SEQ Catchments are calling on the community to have their say and vote for the finalist they think is the most outstanding in the People’s Choice Award. Read more… 

Field day on sustainable grazing property management Field day on sustainable grazing property management

12-May-2015

Field day on sustainable grazing property management

Landholders with cattle or horses face many challenges to keep their stock, properties and bank balances healthy, especially throughout dry conditions experienced during winter and spring.
Read more… 

Landholders to benefit from wildlife program in Scenic Rim Landholders to benefit from wildlife program in Scenic Rim

12-May-2015

Landholders to benefit from wildlife program in Scenic Rim

A new habitat restoration program will work to support landholders in the upper reaches of Teviot Brook and Burnett Creek, the upper Christmas Creek area and at Clayton Gully in the Warrill Creek district to manage their land in ways that has benefit for native wildlife. Read more… 

 

April 


Landholders in Kilcoy benefit from Green Army teams Landholders in Kilcoy benefit from Green Army teams

07-Apr-2015

Landholders in Kilcoy benefit from Green Army teams

Stopping the spread of weeds can be a costly and intensive process, but over the last four months landholders have benefitted from the great work of a Green Army team at Kilcoy, an Australian Government initiative that provides 17 to 24 year olds with hands on environmental management training and on Wednesday 29th March, the Green Army teams graduated from the program. Read more… 

Spicers joins five year search for rare Glossy Black-Cockatoos Spicers joins five year search for rare Glossy Black-Cockatoos

02-Apr-2015

Spicers joins five year search for rare Glossy Black-Cockatoos

The hunt for black-cockatoos is on again this year on Sunday 3 May. Not just any black-cockatoo, but the beautiful and threatened Glossy Black-Cockatoo. And this year, Spicers Retreats is joining in. Read more… 

 

March 


 
What’s your nature Brisbane? What’s your nature Brisbane?

28-Mar-2015

What’s your nature Brisbane?

Nature means different things to different people and on Sat 28th March, locals at New Farm Park were asked What’s your nature?, as part of a Brisbane wide initiative to encourage people to connect to their urban waterways and increase appreciation for their natural environment. Read more… 

Measuring gully expansion with 3D technology in the Upper Warrill Measuring gully expansion with 3D technology in the Upper Warrill

27-Mar-2015

Measuring gully expansion with 3D technology in the Upper Warrill

Property owners in the Upper Warrill and Colleyville areas are currently providing valuable assistance to researchers to develop detailed three-dimensional maps of eroded gullies that will help measure the rate of expanding gullies. Read more… 

Boring down at Roadvale Boring down at Roadvale

27-Mar-2015

Boring down at Roadvale

Installing salinity bores on the Wenzel’s property at Roadvale was never going to be a “clean” exercise. Wearing the clay splattered effects of their drilling activities, Jeremy Manders and Luke Finn from the State Government, have been working closely with salinity expert Dr Roger Shaw, SEQ Catchments and landholder Trevor Wenzel to implement a de-watering trial designed to improve understanding about the salinity levels in the upper reaches of the Purga sub-catchment. Read more… 

Graziers in Ma Ma Creek benefit from new sustainable grazing programme Graziers in Ma Ma Creek benefit from new sustainable grazing programme

26-Mar-2015

Graziers in Ma Ma Creek benefit from new sustainable grazing programme

Landholders from Ma Ma Creek in the Lockyer Valley are some of the first graziers in South East Queensland to benefit from a new programme that will help improve pastures, soils and waterways. Read more… 

Gold Coast retreat inspires next generation of Landcare leaders Gold Coast retreat inspires next generation of Landcare leaders

09-Mar-2015

Gold Coast retreat inspires next generation of Landcare leaders

A group of young leaders with a passion for the environment teamed up for an action packed weekend on March 7- 8th. The weekend provided an opportunity for the group of inspiring young leaders from the Gold Coast to make new connections with their peers and to spring great ideas into action. Read more… 

Green Army success on Quandamooka Country Green Army success on Quandamooka Country

09-Mar-2015

Green Army success on Quandamooka Country

Restoration of Quandamooka native title land is underway on North Stradbroke Island thanks to the Australian Government’s Green Army programme and the community are invited to a field day next month to take a look at some of the work undertaken. Read more… 

Brisbanites chip in for Clean Up Australia Day at Murarrie Brisbanites chip in for Clean Up Australia Day at Murarrie

01-Mar-2015

Brisbanites chip in for Clean Up Australia Day at Murarrie

Over 60 Brisbanites joined in the fun on March 1st to clean up rubbish along the Brisbane River at Murarrie, including plastic bottles, cans, glass and even an intact car bonnet. Read more… 

 

February 


 
Tuning in to the wetland music Tuning in to the wetland music

02-Feb-2016

Tuning in to the wetland music

On World Wetlands Day on February 2nd, frog expert Dr Ed Meyer will help Unity College students and staff and local community group members to understand the meaning behind the music of wetlands at Stockland’s Aura development south of Caloundra. Read more… 

Do you know your flood risk from storm tides? Do you know your flood risk from storm tides?

24-Feb-2015

Do you know your flood risk from storm tides?

South East Queensland may have escaped the brunt of Tropical Cyclone Marcia on the weekend, but many areas across the region still experienced flooding from storm tides and heavy rainfall. Many local governments across South East Queensland provide flood information and mapping online to help you understand your risk from storm tides or coastal flooding. Take a look at SEQ Maps of Storm Tide Affected Areas. Read more… 

Bellvista students dig in for World Wetlands Day Bellvista students dig in for World Wetlands Day

05-Feb-2015

Bellvista students dig in for World Wetlands Day

Students from Unity College at Stockland’s Bellvista community have dug in deep to help create frog habitat at Caloundra South as part of a World Wetlands Day event. Read more… 

 

 January 


 
Government funding for NRM projects across South East Queensland Government funding for NRM projects across South East Queensland

29-Jan-2015

Government funding for NRM projects across South East Queensland

South East Queensland has received more than $1.9 million in Australian and Queensland Government funding for 52 natural resource management projects across the region. Read more… 

Funding to enhance koala habitat in Redlands Funding to enhance koala habitat in Redlands

14-Jan-2015

Funding to enhance koala habitat in Redlands

Critical koala habitat in Redlands will be enhanced this year thanks to almost $77,000 in Federal Government funding. Read more… 

Growing a home for Queensland koalas Growing a home for Queensland koalas

08-Jan-2015

Growing a home for Queensland koalas

One of Queensland’s largest koala habitat projects is celebrating its first anniversary and is set to provide a valuable refuge for the much loved marsupials. Read more…