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In the Stanley & Upper Brisbane Catchments

October 2011
LOCAL NEWS and EVENTS
Sunday 16th Oct Ravensbourne & District Landcare Group are holding a planting day at Perseverance Reserve as part of their Caring for our Country project to Improve habitat values along Perseverance Creek. With revegetation activities in areas prepared by Council and Landcare members commencing at 8 am, the day also includes a session on habitat restoration techniques following morning tea. The practical session led by Steve Plant is open to the community and is part of the GreenWorks project being coordinated by SEQ Catchments in the local area. For more info please contact Ian 46978047 or Bruce 54220516. Wed 2nd November Property Management Planning Sessions, Upper Yarraman Farmers Hall, at 9am SEQ Catchments will be running a follow up workshop for past participants to discuss progress on their Property plans, with updated maps and information available. From1pm, the afternoon session will be targeted towards people involved in the Cooyar GreenWorks project and other landholders interested in developing a Property Plan. Please contact Bruce for more information. Saturday 5th November Native Forest Management field day as part the local GreenWorks project SEQ Catchments will be holding a field day at Hampton commencing at 9 am for local landholders interested in managing native forest on their properties. SEQC Forestry Officer Paul Daly will provide an outline of the key issues to consider when managing native forests including an overview of current legislation, how to assess forest health, optimum stocking rates and silvicultural management practices to promote timber and conservation values, forest products and marketing. The day includes morning tea and lunch and will finish with a visit to a property at Ravensbourne to look at locally milled forest timber. For more info and RSVP please contact Bruce.

Introduction to the new Regional Landcare Facilitator Apanie Wood has recently taken on the role of Regional Landcare Facilitator for SEQ. Based in Ipswich at SEQ Catchments, Apanie works to support Landcare, production groups and other land managers to adopt sustainable farm and land management practices and to protect our landscape.

The Regional Landcare Facilitator program provides training and information to land managers and local communities through facilitation of workshops, field days and information materials. In order to provide the support that landholders and community groups need, Apanie will be working closely with Bruce Lord in the Upper Brisbane to identify what land management issues are most important to the communities of SEQ. Previous to her role as RLF, Apanie has been working with SEQ Catchments in their flood response efforts since the beginning of 2011. Grants available to protect endangered Swamp Tea-tree Forest The endangered Swamp Teatree ( Melaleuca irbyana) Forest is unique to South East Queensland and only 8% remains. for our Country, SEQ Catchments is coordinating a project to improve the condition and extent of the endangered Swamp Teatree Forest in and around Jimboomba, Harrisville, Purga, Forest Hill, Moreton Vale, Prenzlau, Lower Mount Walker and Toogoolawah, through fire, weed and land use management on private and public land. We are now seeking interest from landholders with Swamp Tea-tree Forest on their properties to participate in Round 3 of our project. Participating landholders may be eligible for funding to assist with managing this unique forest community.
Fill out an expression of interest online or contact Liz Gould, Biodiversity Conservation Manager, phone 3816 9723 or 0400 748 157, email lgould@seqcatchments.com.au

EVENTS and UPDATES

30 Oct - 1 Nov Biofertile Farms workshop- Sunshine Coast SEQ Catchments and the SEQ Regional Landcare Facilitator are proud to announce our support for this three-day BioFertile Farms course offered by RegenAg in Cooloolabin.The course offers training by renowned sustainable agriculture expert, Eugenio Gras, in a variety of techniques for making biofertilisers using fermentation and brewing processes easily within the scope of the average farmer. For more information, or to register for the course, visit the RegenAg website here.

Healthy Waterways 2011 Ecosystem Health Report Card Launch, Wednesday 19 October, 11.15am - 12:30pm: East Queensland and Moreton Bay. This launch will be held simultaneously in four locations across SEQ. SEQ Catchments CEO, Simon Warner, will be speaking at the Ipswich launch. Visit www.healthywaterways.org for more information Sat 22 Oct Bellthorpe Farm Forestry Field Day , Portable Milling Rainforest Timber to be held at 127 Keir Rd Bellthorpe. A fee of $20 ph applies, Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided. Contact Carol Neal on 3425 2332 m: 0411 873 324, email : carolneal@forestmanagement.com.au www.forestmanagement.com.au South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium, University of Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs, Auditorium Hall 1, 3rd November, 9.30am-4.30pm. RSVP by 20th October 2011:cwelden@seqcatchments.com.au. For more information click here. Environmental heroes honoured at 2011 Queensland Landcare Awards Seventeen of the Queensland Landcare Awards. Congratulations to the Local Heroes :: Australian Government Facilitator-Coordinator Award : Susie Chapman (Community Partnerships Manager SEQ Catchments) Leighton Holdings Indigenous Award : Bunya Mountains Elders Council Toshiba Community Award : Toowoomba Landcare Group Australian Governments Natural Resource Management Region Award : South East Queensland Catchments Monthly Worskhops at Brush Turkey Enterprises - bookings phone 54943642 28 Oct The Contentious Flying Fox 25 Nov Spiders & Land Management 27 Jan 12 Tree Planting Visit website www.brush turkey enterprises
WHAT IS HAPPENING AT CREEC IN OCTOBER ?? Everyone is welcome Tuesday 18th, 25th October Society for Growing Australian Plants Propagation days For more details contact edgar.askew@bigpond.com 22nd October 10 am Herb gardening and Companion Planting Hosted by Caboolture Seed Savers For more details contact cabooltureseedsave rs @ gmail.
com.au

For further information on workshops contact CREEC email: jessica@creec.org.au phone: 3888 8751 office 3888 9285 nursery address: 150 Rowley Road Burpengary

Watch out for Cat's Claw Creeper Vine! This invasive weed is currently in bloom and is one of the worst canopy tree killers. For more information on this invasive weed download the fact sheet here.

RESOURCES - GRANTS - EVENTS


The Norman Wettenhall Foundation Small Environmental Grant Scheme th Closing date 15 Dec 11 The objectives of the Small Environmental Grants Scheme are to support Australian biodiversity projects that are concerned with one or more of the following: monitoring and recording data community education community capacity building (training) research and science The NWF has funded projects ranging from supporting local communities to maintain or restore habitat; to the production of education kits; and the publication and widespread dissemination of research information essential to species preservation. Projects that involve collaboration with a number of partners across a region are of special interest. Small grants are generally around $5,000-$10,000, but some strong projects are more than $10,000. http://nwf.org.au/grants/small-environmental-grants/ The Bjarne K Dahl Trust is currently operating a Small Grants Program focused on eucalypts. The 2010-2011 Small Grants Program The principal purpose of this program is the protection and enhancement of eucalypts as a significant aspect of the natural environment and the provision of information or education about eucalypts. Through small grants the Trust will provide support to the community for the undertaking of eucalypt education, promotion, cultivation, establishment and conservation. Grants are capped at $15,000 and are generally made for up to a 12-month period Expressions of Interest for funding may be submitted at any time. Instructions for page before submitting your Expression of Interest. ROUND FOUR OPEN Friday 4 November 2011 Gambling Community Benefit Fund One-off grants of up to $35,000 are allocated to approved not-forprofit organisations to help them provide community services or activities that benefit the community. The GCBF has four annual funding rounds. The closing dates for applications are 28 February, 31 May, 31 August and 30 November. http://www.olgr.qld.gov.au/grants/ Jupiters Casino Community Benefit Fund One-off grants of up to $150,000 are allocated to approved not-for-profit organisations to help them provide community services or activities that benefit the community. These grants are not intended to replace existing sources of support for these organisations. The JCCBF has four annual funding rounds. The closing dates for applications are 28 February, 31 May, 31 August and 30 November Australian Geographic Sponsorship Grants Each calendar year the Society donates approximately $150,000 to maintain its programme of sponsorship of Australian adventurers, scientific and environmental research, and community projects. Over the years it has spent more than $8,000,000 supporting Australian endeavour in all these fields. Australian scientists, community organisations and individuals developing projects in Australia and abroad are welcome to apply for Society sponsorship (There are two types of sponsorships available through the Australian Geographic Society in the second half of 2011): Seed Grants (up to $3000) Project Sponsorships ($5,000 to $15,000) - all applicants for project sponsorship should contact the Society Adminsitrator before submitting an application. -based initiatives such as wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, plant and animal education programs or bush conservation. and cultural initiatives, often at a grassroots level.

RESOURCES - GRANTS - EVENTS

UBRCN - GROUPS CORNER Meetings - Functions - Events News


Upper Brisbane Region Catchment

(WCA) fifth annual National Art and Photography Competition is now runNetwork Group www.upperbrisbanecatchment.com.au ning and accepting submissions. The closing date for entries into the competition is December 2, 2011. Entry forms for the competition, further information and the rules of the competition can be found at http://www.wetlandcare.com.au B ARUNG LANDCARE Ph: 5494 3151 The Opportunity Knocks for Rural Women RIRDC Rural Women's Award is a fantastic opportunity for women involved in primary industries, who are keen to further their leadership development and make a tangible difference to their industry and become part of a positive network of like minded women. The RWA provides a $10,000 for each state winner to achieve their burning vision for their industry. The Award also provides each state winner and runner up with the opportunity to participate in the ACID Company Directors Course. The Award provides all recipients with access to new networks and new leadership and business opportunities. Rural women wanting to take their leadership and contribution to primary industries, to the next level are encouraged to apply for the 2012 RIRDC RWA. Applications can also be downloaded from the website: www.rirdc.gov.au and submitted online with applications closing on 15th October
Barung Landcare Resource Centre is located at: Shop 3 Riverside Centre Maleny Qld 4552. Barung Landcare Nursery 26 Porters Lane, North Maleny

B ELLTHORPE PROGRESS ASSN /ENVIRO GROUP Ph: 5496 5002 Special Enviro Day
5 Nov to help landholders to eradicate Setaria palmifolia from their property . Enquiries contact : bellthorpe@gmail.com

B RISBANE V ALLEY-KILKOY LANDCARE Ph: 5497 1253. Next Meeting on


Mon 8 Nov 11 at The Hub Kilcoy

C ROWS NEST CREEK CATCHMENT GROUP Ph: Frank Burgess 4698 4161 Henda Virus Info 2011 Queensland's flying foxes and Hendra virus questions answered : Queenslanders put their questions about flying foxes and Hendra virus to the Queensland Government's expert panel last Friday. During the 90 minute livestreamed webcast, the panel answered questions from the public about culling and dispersal, flying fox and Hendra virus research, transmission of the virus, how to protect horses, other animals and people, vaccine development and more. Find out what the panellists had to say: watch the video and read the text transcript. You can also watch short segments on the Biosecurity Queensland YouTube channel PLEASE NOTE : for eligible primary producers and small businesses flood and cyclone recovery assistance extended to January 2012 To find out more about recovery grants and concessional loans contact QRAA on www.qraa.qld.gov.au Carbon Farming Initiative: Legislation has been passed by Parliament to establish a regulated carbon offsets market in Australia. Rural communities can benefit from the Australian GovVisit www.daff.gov.au/climatechange/ for more information . The Glossy Black Conservancy has produced Conservation Guidelines in its capacity as a collaborative non-government organisation for the purpose of facilitating the management and conservation of the Glossy Black-Cockatoo in southeast Queensland and far northwebsite to download or view a copy of the Guidelines EMU CREEK CATCHMENT LANDCARE GROUP Ph: 4698 4748. Next Meeting AGM
Saturday 19 Nov 11

FEAT (Friends of Earth, Animals & Trees)


Ph: 4170 0555. FEAT now has 2 special interest groups: A Wildlife Carers' Network and a Bushcare Group.

R AVENSBOURNE & DISTRICT LANDCARE GROUP Ph: 4697 8047.

Sunday 16 Oct 8.00 am at Perseverance plus : Revegetation techniques workshop presented by SEQ Catchments 11.00 to 1.00 followed by lunch

R OSALIE NORTH LANDCARE GROUP Ph:


4170 0158. Next Meeting Tuesday 8 Nov 11 at Yarraman

U PPER BRISBANE REGION C ATCHMENT NETWORK


Next Meeting AGM Thursday 27 Oct 11 to be held at Somerset Regional Council, Esk, commencing 9 am. To assist with catering, please RSVP Ronda at The Hub, Kilcoy, Ph: 54 220516

Please send information on your Groups activities, events, workshops and meeting dates to: rwiliams@seqcatchments.com.au for inclusion in this Newsletter.

SEQ Catchments Office - Upper Brisbane The Hub, Shop 1, 47 Mary St, KILKOY 4515 Ph: 54220516 Fax: 54220515

Ronda Williams - Engagement Support Officer E: rwilliams@seqcatchments.com.au Cheryl McLeod Community Water Quality Monitoring Officer E: cmcleod@seqcatchments.com.au M: 0400919250

Bruce Lord - Community Partnerships Manager E : blord@seqcatchments.com.au M: 0427 013 284