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Keep up to date with the latest news, information and events regarding the environment in South East Queensland.

Litter hotspot at Indooroopilly cleaned-up

The Healthy Land and Water Clean Up Program has discovered a large litter ‘hot spot’ in the mangroves at Indooroopilly stretching more than 200m along the river. Thousands of pieces of litter, some with dates on them from 2004, can be found at this site. Through funding received from the Australian Government and the Brisbane […]

Healthy Land and Water’s Bushfire Recovery projects underway

Supported by the Australian Government’s Wildlife and Habitat Bushfire Recovery Program, Healthy Land and Water has started two bushfire recovery projects in April. The recovery work involves removing select weeds including lantana, moth vine, white passionflower, palm grass and devil’s fig from the upper Illinbah section of Lamington National Park. The second project is focused […]

Celebrating World Turtle Day in South East Queensland

Photo credit: Diane Oxenford   In celebration of World Turtle Day on May 23, we would like to draw your attention to a sand dune stabilisation project underway at Bribie Island’s Woorim Beach. Healthy Land and Water is supporting the Bribie Island Environment Protection Association (BIEPA) and the Barung Landcare Skilling Queenslanders for Work team […]

Lungfish Habitat Rehabilitation Program

Seqwater, Healthy Land and Water, and Griffith University have teamed up to give the Australian Lungfish (Neoceratodus forsteri) a helping hand by restoring their critical breeding habitats in the Brisbane River. The innovative program aims to re-establish the macrophytes – the submerged aquatic plants – that were damaged in significant floods and are vital for […]

Fire and Biodiversity Consortium to expand reach across Queensland

The South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium (SEQFBC) has expanded its program reach to cover the whole of Queensland. Through the strategic planning process, supported by the partners of SEQFBC and, Healthy Land and Water, the decision was made to change the name of SEQFBC to Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium (QFBC).  This statewide […]

Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day

Photo credit: Todd Burrows   World Migratory Bird Day is about promoting the need for conservation of migratory birds and their habitats, which they rely on for food, shelter, and nesting. The day aims to draw attention to the threats faced by migratory birds, their ecological importance, and the need for international cooperation to protect them. This […]

Healthy Land and Water joins call for $4 billion investment in jobs-rich conservation and land management programs

Healthy Land and Water has joined with more than 70 natural resource management, farming and conservation organisations to propose a combined federal and state $4billion economic stimulus package for the land management and conservation sector. In an open letter to the Prime Minister and Premiers, a proposal was outlined which would provide jobs for 24,000 […]

New bioretention trial street tree planted in Pelican Waters

The environment of street trees in urban areas can be harsh as large amounts of impervious surfaces, like footpaths and roads, prevent water from reaching trees and hard structures obstruct roots and prevent trees from growing. At the same time, increasing urbanisation has resulted in more surface water in cities, which can result in increased […]

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