- The Queensland Farmers’ Federation will partner with the Great Barrier Reef Foundation to deliver two new water quality projects that will support the efforts of farmers and others working with the agricultural sector to safeguard the future of the Reef. Details HERE.
- Nine other projects with a proven track record of improving water quality on the Great Barrier Reef have been awarded funding through the first round of water quality grants through the Reef Trust Partnership. Read the Great Barrier Reef Foundation’s media release HERE.
- 2017 Prince of Wales Environmental Leadership Reef Sustainability Award winners Frank and Dianne Sciacca have built ponds to prevent soil run-off, cut chemicals and fertilisers, and employs wasps, beetles, ants and frogs to help grow their ‘eco-ganic’ banana crops. More HERE.
- Reef Alliance member NQ Dry Tropics has partnered with Evolution Mining to remove problem weeds choking creeks in the Burdekin for composting and use as fertiliser to improve soil health on local farms. Read more about the program HERE.
- The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries is hosting a two-day Think Tank for extension officers working in Reef catchments in Townsville this May. It starts with a half-day peer-to-peer training workshop followed by a one-and-a-half-day ‘Unconference’. It’s free and includes plenty of networking opportunities. To register, or to find out more click HERE.
The Reef Alliance project is funded by the Australian Government and delivered through the Reef Trust.