Community nursery volunteers celebrate National Volunteer WeekNative plant nursery volunteers from Townsville and Ayr celebrated National Volunteer Week by visiting the Whitsunday Landcare Nursery in Proserpine to exchange nursery management knowledge, including skills around raising native plants from seeds. The visit was hosted by the NQ Dry Tropics Strengthening Communities … Continue Reading ››
A project supporting Burdekin cane growers to reduce fertiliser use without affecting yield has so far prevented 116 tonnes of dissolved inorganic nitrogen (DIN) from entering waterways and impacting the Great Barrier Reef.
A high level of DIN in water has been linked to outbreaks of crown of thorns starfish on the Reef, and … Continue Reading ››
A workshop held in Charters Towers this week supported members of the local Gudjal Traditional Owner group to capture and archive key information about their country and cultural history.
The NQ Dry Tropics event, funded through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, focused on ways of recording Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) such as elder … Continue Reading ››
Community supports fish stocks and habitat for World Fish Migration Day
The Burdekin community celebrated World Fish Migration Day on Saturday by helping to replenish fish stocks and planting trees to create fish habitat.
Around 100 people of all ages from Ayr, Home Hill, Townsville and Magnetic Island came together to learn about fish … Continue Reading ››
Nineteen graziers and land managers representing 10 enterprises met recently at Toomba Station, north of Charters Towers, for the first of a four-part series of NQ Dry Tropics Grazing Management courses.Participants learned how well-managed grazing can stimulate growth of preferred pasture species, improve rainfall infiltration and moisture retention, and protect against erosion. They also … Continue Reading ››