Healthy Land and Water's Dr Paul Maxwell explains why marine turtles are so important to South East Queensland's ecosystem
Healthy Land and Water is trying to understand how much South East Queenslanders value and use their local waterways
In a boost for the environment, Brisbane City Council has announced it will phase-out single-use plastics at all council-sponsored events
Passionate conversationists used a community gathering in Beaudesert recently to plan for the future of waterways in Logan and Scenic Rim
Entrants could win more than $10,000 at the Awards, but act fast because entries close May 1.
Passionate locals are invited to a free community gathering in Beaudesert on April 28 to collaborate and plan for future conservation projects in the region
The discovery of a Pink Underwing Moth population in the Upper Numinbah Valley has sent ripples of excitement through the ecological community
A new frog pond project on the Sunshine Coast will provide an ideal breeding habitat for the vulnerable wallum sedgefrog
With entries open for the 2018 Healthy Land and Water Awards, we visit 2017 finalist Roadvale State School and see how things are going on the ground.
Healthy Land and Water will have a major presence at the festival in Brisbane on March 24 and 25.
2017 Youth Environment Champion Award winner Patrick Brabant is encouraging the community to nominate SEQ's environment champions.
It's time to celebrate South East Queensland's environment champions!
Is the Brisbane River becoming cleaner? Are the dolphins lost? Can they survive in the muddy water? We decided to ask the experts.
The future of the bay looks brighter after Healthy Land and Water secured $1.4m to reduce the amount of mud and soil entering the marine park
The Einam family are transforming their Purga property into a conservation habitat
Balloons and balloon fragments are just as deadly and damaging as plastic bags.
South East Queenslanders are being urged to avoid single-use plastic bottles this summer and turn to tap water instead
A project to restore the once magnificent shellfish beds of the Pumicestone Passage was launched at Bribie Island on Tuesday.
Healthy Land and Water Senior Project Coordinator Rachael Nasplezes was a featured speaker at the Ipswich City Council Youth Sustainability Summit and used her time to discuss the benefits of nurturing the region’s waterways.
A two-day workshop at Samford in December will show how growing healthy food doesn’t have to be hard work or expensive.
A two-day workshop in Kin Kin starting November 28 will show how growing healthy food doesn’t have to be hard work or expensive
Healthy Land and Water is calling on all candidates for the Queensland election to commit to supporting ongoing natural resource management (NRM) work in the regions.
Attendees gained a comprehensive insight into the best way to manage the future of South East Queensland’s water supply at the Water Wisdom: The Urban Water Cycle conference in September.
Peter Bevan is a native plant enthusiast who has spent the last decade tirelessly working by himself to revegetate the Lowood rail trail.
Water by Design’s (WbD) flagship program the Living Waterways Framework has been nominated as a finalist in the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation (QORF) awards in the Government Achievement Award Category.
The Mount Sylvia school community banded together and planted 500 trees within 90 minutes on the school grounds in early September.
The funding means Healthy Land and Water will continue to improve the condition of riverbanks and aquatic habitats in South East Queensland waterways.
Water supply experts from will converge on the Sunshine Coast to discuss how SEQ can best manage its water supply in the future.
South East Queensland’s best and most innovative environmental initiatives were recognised at the Healthy Land and Water Awards on September 1.
Around 70 Traditional Owners, cattle producers and other supporters gathered in Chillagoe recently for the launch of Living Landscapes - Local Livelihoods, a blueprint for Queensland’s future agricultural productivity and environmental health.
Kerry Jones and his family are leading the oyster lease revival on the Maroochy River and are taking care of the land which their relatives lived on and cared for, for centuries.
Healthy Land and Water is calling for a coordinated effort to reduce sediment levels and protect magnificent Moreton Bay for future generations.
CLEANING rubbish out of the Brisbane River is a labour of love for Jim Hinds.
Healthy Land and Water hosted a High Efficiency Sediment Basin Days as part of a 6 day Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Planning course run by Townsville City Council.
On Friday 14 July, 27 high school students from four schools across South East Queensland boarded the Moreton Bay Environmental Education Centre vessel – Inspiration, to explore the science of life in Moreton Bay.
On one of the wettest winter days in Queensland, 90 attendees took part in a demonstration of best practice Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) methods at the Cleveland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) training facility.
In anticipation of the changes to the State Planning Policy, Healthy Land and Water hosted a High-Efficiency Sediment Basin Day at Aura Stockland Caloundra Landfill with 60 attendees.
Finalists for the 2017 Healthy Land and Water Awards have been announced, revealing an extraordinary range of projects undertaken by everyday Queenslanders to protect and enhance their local environment.
No one knows the value of mangroves like the Indigenous Australians who have for centuries fished and crabbed in the abundant shallows in our estuaries of South East Queensland. The extent of the midden heaps bears testament to this. So it makes sense for them to be intimately involved in the conservation of mangroves, as they are on the Sunshine Coast.
Discounted Early Bird tickets are now on sale for the 2017 Healthy Land and Water Awards Gala Dinner on September 1, where the winners of South East Queensland's premier environmental awards will be announced.
Residents of South East Queensland are being urged to help with a regional survey on how communities use and value their local waterways, and can win an iPad in the process.
Federal MP for Brisbane, Trevor Evans, toured litter hotspots along Breakfast Creek in the Healthy Land and Water Clean-Up Boat today.
A project that has helped restore 15 hectares of riparian vegetation along Neurum Creek north of Brisbane - including some critically endangered subtropical lowland rainforest - is nearing completion thanks to the Australian Government-funded Green Army Programme.
Agricultural industries in the Sunshine Coast area will have the rare opportunity to explore the latest climate forecasting information with leading climatologist, Professor Roger Stone from the University of Southern Queensland, at a free workshop on June 13th at the Rural Futures Centre in Pomona.
A new hotline has been established to help landholders in South East Queensland’s catchment areas deal with the environmental damage from ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
Congratulations to Stockland and the Aura Community Advisory Group – which is facilitated by Healthy Land and Water – for taking out the Property Council of Australia, National Award for Excellence in Innovation!
A stretch of once-degraded river bank on private land at Pimpama on the Gold Coast has been brought back to life thanks to funding from the National Landcare Programme and the efforts of the landholder, community groups and Healthy Land and Water.
A $2.4 million project tackling sediment and nutrient pollution in the Brisbane River and Moreton Bay is pioneering a new approach to improving regional water quality.
Entries and nominations are now open for the 2017 Healthy Land and Water Awards – South East Queensland’s leading environmental awards.
On 28 March 2017, Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit the central Queensland coast, where it had a significant impact on communities and infrastructure. As it continued south, weakening to a tropical low, it brought significant flooding to South East Queensland and the Northern Rivers, with catastrophic consequences.
Increasing agricultural production through better pastures, reducing stock pressure on creeks and riparian zones, and managing water and soils were some of the topics presented to landholders last month during a series of workshops in the Logan and Albert catchments.
The successful Rainforests of Subtropical Australia (ROSA) Symposium, hosted by Healthy Land and Water, showcased a variety of subtropical Australian rainforests.
Healthy Land and Water welcomes today’s assurance from the Queensland Government that toxic concentrations near the site of last week’s foam spill at Brisbane Airport have declined but said further test results would provide a more accurate picture of impacts.
Healthy Land and Water remains concerned about ongoing repercussions to the health of the Brisbane River and marine habitats following last week’s fire foam spill from a Qantas hanger at Brisbane Airport.
A new scientific paper released this month seeks to evaluate estuarine marine reserves in the Moreton Bay Marine Park, shedding light on the ability of protected areas to support healthy populations of harvested fish species.
Set against the backdrop of the Brisbane River, the World Science Festival is the perfect event to showcase what’s being done to improve the condition of this iconic waterway.
The role of eastern Australia’s rainforests as a refuge for wildlife against the upheavals of climate change will be one of the topics discussed at this week’s Rainforests of Subtropical Australia (ROSA) Symposium.
Not-for-profit organisations, Healthy Land and Water and Ozfish Unlimited will hold a ‘Fishers for Fish Habitat’ forum on the Gold Coast on Saturday March 18 to engage recreational fishers in the protection and management of South East Queensland’s underwater habitats.
If you’ve ever seen a turtle fighting for life after swallowing a plastic bag, or struggling to swim after getting entangled in discarded fishing line, you’ll know the damage that marine debris can do to our local wildlife.
The beauty and health of South East Queensland’s waterways, landscapes and wildlife – as well as the safety of communities against extreme weather events – were the subjects of a symposium at Parliament House today.