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Healthy Land and Water named finalists for international environment award

A major Healthy Land and Water project to restore a flood-ravaged section of Laidley Creek has been named a finalist for the 2018 International RiverFoundation’s Australiasia RiverPrize, the world’s foremost award in river basin management. The nomination is in recognition of the Mulgowie Riverbank Restoration Program, an ongoing project in the heart of the Lockyer Valley to build resilience […]

Newly-restored Teneriffe Park helps protect Brisbane River

Brisbane’s popular Teneriffe Park is now stabilised for the future and contributing to a healthier Brisbane River following the completion of a $30,000 restoration project. Healthy Land and Water recently completed works to stabilise and restore eroded sections of the historic park as part of a project to enhance local creek systems and improve water […]

New $25,000 litter program launched in Caboolture River

A car tyre, election signs, chairs, fishing equipment, eskies and three large bags of rubbish were plucked from the Caboolture River during day one of a new waterway litter removal program. Healthy Land and Water’s Clean Up crew removed the boatload of rubbish during the launch of the Caboolture River Clean Up program, a new […]

The hunt is on for Brisbane’s elusive wild macadamia trees

Brisbanites are being encouraged to hunt through their backyards and local reserves for wild macadamia trees as part of a project to conserve the Australian super nut. While plantation macadamia trees are abundant in Australia, their once-plentiful wild relatives are under threat, with estimates suggesting 80 per cent of all wild macadamia habitat has been […]

Lowood legend named finalist for Lifetime Achievement Award

If you know anything about Lowood, you’ll know of native plant enthusiast Peter Bevan. Peteris synonymous with Lowood, a small town situated 30 kilometres north of Ipswich. A resident of the rural town for over 30 years, Peter is the one-man green army responsible for transforming Lowood’s dilapidated old rail line into a picturesque walking […]

Restoration program draws to a close after 5 years greenifying Brisbane

Healthy Land and Water’s much-loved What’s Your Nature? project has drawn to a close after delivering $2 million in urban water restoration work over five years. On June 28, community members, council officers and many of the people involved in What’s Your Nature? came together in Carindale to celebrate the project’s achievements. What’s Your Nature? launched in 2013 […]

Gold Coast environmentalists fight to stub out cigarette pollution

During just six recent clean-up sessions around Burleigh Headland on the Gold Coast, a small group of volunteers picked up more than 10,000 discarded cigarette butts. Ten-thousand. And passionate Gold Coast environmentalists Caitlin Murphy and Suzette Collins say that’s simply the tip of a pollution iceberg. Though it may seem an overwhelming task to try and […]

Rural workshops help farmers improve their grazing operations

Dozens of graziers walked away armed with some new ways of looking at and improving soil health and the profitability of their cattle operations following a workshop held at Oaky Creek in Scenic Rim on May 31. As graziers continue to battle challenging economic and seasonal conditions,  the workshop was organised by Healthy Land and Water […]

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