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

Enjoying our waterways safely

When planning your next trip to the beach, creek, or river, there are a few simple tips you can follow to make sure you and your family stay healthy and safe while enjoying local waterways. South East Queensland’s waterways are known for being clean, safe, and beautiful. Swimming season is around the corner and there […]

Protecting biodiversity across South East Queensland

As we come to the end of Biodiversity Month, we’d like to share a cross section of some of the great Healthy Land and Water projects that protect, conserve, and improve biodiversity right here in South East Queensland. To understand the significance of these projects to our region and our communities, it is useful to […]

Fire and biodiversity: Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium

Photo credit: Peter Leeson Fire has played a critical role in the evolution of the Australian landscape. Natural processes such as lightning strikes, together with traditional burning practices of Indigenous Australians have moulded and changed our landscape over millions of years. Many Australian plant, animal, and fungi species have evolved strategies over time to survive, […]

Pumicestone Catchment Convergence 2021 announced

The Pumicestone Catchment Convergence: Insights for a healthy future, is an exciting three-day event being held in early 2021. The event is being organised by a community, research, and government collaboration which will bring together wisdom, knowledge and know-how, galvanising interest and energy for a healthy future for the Pumicestone Passage and its catchment. A decade […]

Jobs for Queensland’s natural environment – a shovel-ready list of projects to get Queensland moving for environmentally-inspired COVID-19 recovery

Natural resource management group Healthy Land and Water has asked the State Government to fund $154.6 million of infrastructure spending to deliver eight major projects across the state. The hit list of infrastructure projects assembled by Healthy Land and Water would drive employment in regions hit hardest economically by COVID-19. According to Healthy Land and […]

How can I help protect biodiversity?

There are several simple ways you can help protect and restore biodiversity in your local community! Create natural habitat. Consider plants that are native to your local area and help create sanctuary for bees, butterflies, birds, frogs and other wildlife, on your doorstep, in your garden, on your property or in your local reserve. Your […]

Integrating cultural heritage and fire management on Bribie Island

Kerry Jones (Kabi Kabi First Nation) and Dave Kington (Vegetation Management Services) measuring the girth of a large Swamp Mahogany (Lophostemon suaveolens) in eucalypt woodland on Bribie Island. Photo credit Susie Chapman. As part of its work within the Moreton Bay Ramsar Wetland (funded by the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program), Healthy Land and Water is […]

Welcoming Dr Grace Muriuki

Healthy Land and Water is excited to announce the appointment of new Science Strategy Manager, Dr Grace Muriuki. As Science Strategy Manager, Grace provides a focal point for Healthy Land and Water’s scientific rigour, regional strategy, presence, and growth in monitoring and research. She guides a significant portfolio of environmental research and practice for advancing […]

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 […]

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