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  • Up to $16m to Protect Natural Resources

    From: Monica Haynes
    February 1, 2019 at 5:57 am

    Cassowaries and golden-shouldered parrots are among the winners in a $16 million investment in Far North Queensland.

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  • Wet Tropics Plan enews

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    January 17, 2019 at 3:48 am

    Check out the latest here... from a new soil health hub and traditional owner contact pages to community mapping portals and your chance to have a portal tailor-made by Terrain NRM for your community group... January 2019 Wet Tropics Plan for People and Country enewsletter

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  • Maria Ribbeck and Vince Nictora on a demonstration farm site during the Tuly Water Quality Field Day

    Water Quality Field Day a Success

    From: Monica Haynes
    January 16, 2019 at 5:11 am

    Water quality improvements by cane growers and the latest monitoring results were hot topics at a recent sugar industry field day in Tully. Murray flood plain cane farmer, Ray Zamora said Tully farmers are constantly working to be top of their game. “There’s pressure on farmers to improve water quality, and I see the sugarcane...

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  • New project protects Reef, tackles erosion

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    at 12:41 am

    A $2.3 million project to protect the Great Barrier Reef will focus on erosion hotspots between Innisfail and the Tablelands. With the highest sediment reduction target in the Far North – at 40 per cent or 100 kilo-tonnes by 2025 - the Johnstone River catchment is a priority for water quality improvement. The four-year Upper...

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  • Monitoring ramps up with wet weather

    From: Monica Haynes
    January 14, 2019 at 2:22 am

    Wet season weather events have sent staff working on a community water quality project into overdrive. The locally designed Wet Tropics Major Integrated Project (MIP) is responding to community demand for relevant, local information about water quality, and solutions that are informed by landscape conditions and local knowledge. Farmers in the Tully and Johnstone regions...

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  • Read the December enews!

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    December 19, 2018 at 12:25 am

    Our December enewsletter is out with: New projects Job opportunities Farmers slashing fertiliser use thanks new trials A 100m rock chute to stop sediment reaching the Great Barrier Reef The Wet Tropics Report Card A high-efficiency sediment basin trial on a banana farm Plus new soil health videos, a grants hub, a northern bettong video...

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  • Digging deeper into soil health

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    December 18, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    It was all about the soil when farmers from the Tablelands to Innisfail, Tully and Ingham kick-started a new program last week to boost productivity and sustainability. Twenty-six landholders converged on a farm in Millaa Millaa and met in Ingham to hear from soil fertility specialist David Hardwick in the first of six sessions to...

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  • Life membership for Ken Atkinson

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    December 17, 2018 at 6:36 am

    A Mt Garnet grazier says “keeping an eye on the greenies” was his motive for joining the Wet Tropics’ new natural resource management board in the early 2000s. Fifteen years later Ken Atkinson has been made a life member and he laughs at his original notion. “I’ve learned a lot along the way, and seen...

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  • Season’s greetings!

    From: Monica Haynes
    at 3:31 am

    It's been another great year working with the Wet Tropics community, and our partners further afield. It always requires a big effort when we’re at the start of a new funding cycle but we’ve now got the foundations in place for 4-5 years of exciting projects and I think it shows our capability to adapt...

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  • Campaign to stop littering: Gillies Range Rd

    From: Julie Lightfoot
    December 11, 2018 at 11:42 pm

    Government and community groups have joined forces to say “no more” to littering and illegal dumping along the Gillies Range Road. A campaign has been launched to stop littering and illegal dumping on the scenic route between the Tablelands and Gordonvale. “The Gillies Range Road winds its way through world heritage rainforests and is home...

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