Tag Archives: Volunteering opportunities

Community groups empowered to protect environment

A long-term project wraps up this month having supported 42 regional community groups to protect endangered wildlife, regenerate native bushland, and tackle marine debris. NQ Dry Tropics’ Engaging and Strengthening Communities project, funded through the Australian Government’s National Landcare program, administered $360,000 of Community Landcare Grants and also delivered workshops and training … Continue Reading ››

National Volunteer Week

Community nursery volunteers celebrate National Volunteer Week
Native 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 ››

Community groups share $70,000

Community groups share $70,000 funding for environmental projects Community groups in the Burdekin Dry Tropics region will share almost $70,000 to deliver a range of local on-ground environmental projects under the 2017-2018 NQ Dry Tropics Community Landcare Grants Program. Nine community groups successfully applied for funding of up to $10,000 to deliver 11 projects across the … Continue Reading ››

Landcare Week bus tour highlights community sustainability projects

A bus tour to celebrate National Landcare Week gave more than 20 volunteers from Ayr, Townsville and Magnetic Island a chance to visit project sites and share ideas on sustainable land management. NQ Dry Tropics partnered with local landcare groups to organise the tour, which began with a visit to Ross River … Continue Reading ››

Volunteers defy Cyclone Debbie to complete Queens Beach project

It takes more than a severe tropical cyclone to deter the dedicated volunteers of the Queens Beach Action Group (QBAG) from looking after Bowen’s longest beach. Despite Debbie’s best efforts, QBAG recently completed a project on time to restore native habitat and protect eroding dunes at Yasso Point on Queens Beach in … Continue Reading ››

Beach Scrubs get tender loving care

NQ Dry Tropics has started work to protect and restore beach scrubs along Queensland’s coastline between Crystal Creek and Bowen.

NQ Dry Tropics’ Biodiversity team has implemented a management program to improve the condition of the endangered beach scrubs, which are a type of vine forest. NQ Dry Tropics Project Manager Jaymie Rains said … Continue Reading ››

Volunteers improve waterways

Volunteers improve waterways for a healthier Great Barrier Reef
Community group volunteers across the Burdekin region are helping to protect the Great Barrier Reef by improving the health of local waterways through the NQ Dry Tropics’ Community Landcare Grants. Volunteers from Rollingstone to Ayr have been pulling weeds, removing rubbish, planting riparian vegetation (native plants along waterways) and involving communities to … Continue Reading ››