Congratulations to all the Healthy Waterways Awards Winners!

Congratulations to all the Healthy Waterways Awards Winners!

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06-Jun-2013

Well done to all of the finalists and winners at the 2013 Healthy Waterways Awards!

Des Maslen (left, inventor of the Seagrass Friendly Mooring) and Joel Bolzenius (SEQ Catchments) pick up the Product and Manufacturing Award


The evening was a great opportunity to recognise the hard work and dedication from around the region to protect and improve our waterways.

The judges had their hands full deciding the winners, with an extremely high calibre of entries, which this year included contestants as young as 10 years old!

SEQ Catchments, together with partners, were selected as a finalist for six projects, which included coastal clean-ups, seagrass recovery, flood restoration, sediment reduction as well as indigenous projects and waterways champions.

The Seagrass Friendly Moorings Replacement project took out the Product and Manufacturing Award. Between 2012-2013 over 100 environmentally friendly moorings were installed within priority seagrass beds in Moreton Bay. Seagrass is expected to regrow over an area approximately the size of 18 football fields and improve a further 120 hectares of marine ecosystems.

Darren Burns was awarded the Waterways Mentors Award, for his work with SEQ Catchments in engaging the Quandamooka people in the management of coastlines and islands of Moreton Bay.

Brisbane Catchments Network Chairperson Wayne Cameron, was awarded the Healthy Waterways 2013 Waterways Champion Award for his dedication in leading his local community group.

The Bunya Bunya Country Aboriginal Corporation was awarded the Indigenous Award, for their successful mangrove propagation and riverbank revegetation, a collaborative project with SEQ Catchments, one of several partners.

SEQ Catchments extends their congratulations to all of this year’s finalists and winners.

The Healthy Waterways Awards aim to raise the awareness of waterway health issues, recognise those making a difference and inspire others to take action.

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