Calling all revegetators in the Baffle
Mar 31, 2015
Did you know that in Queensland, now is the best time of year to undertake revegetation projects?
BMRG is seeking landholders and community groups who would like to undertake some revegetation recovery works in riparian zones (creeks and wetlands). Perhaps your riparian zone suffered damage during the floods, had been cleared a little too much in the past, or is fragmented (disconnected)? If you would like to undertake some planting of native vegetation in your riparian zones, Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) can assist you.
Through the Australian Government’s Reef Systems Repair Programme, the BMRG is assisting local land managers to restore, protect and maintain riparian vegetation to improve water quality entering the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) lagoon.
“Land managers in high priority areas are encouraged to apply as sediment reaching the reef comes from diffuse sources across large tracts of our landscape,” said Penny Hall, Chief Executive Officer, BMRG.
“This is a great opportunity for land managers to participate, improving their farm’s sustainability and protecting the future of the Great Barrier Reef at the same time,” she added.
BMRG will partner with land managers to undertake on-ground works to assist in the maintenance of riparian vegetation and natural wetlands in priority areas.
For more information or discuss your project needs, please call Caroline Haskard on 4181 2999 or fill in an expression of interest form and return it to the BMRG.
For Baffle Creek landholders wanting to learn more about Riparian Management, check out the Field Day being held on Saturday 18 April.