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Running the River

Catch-UP: July 2019

Highlights:
- Palmer River still an option for Lakeland farmers
- New catchment signage on the go: clan names recognised
- Streambank erosion: understanding the difference
- Property-specific Action Plans underway
- Siam weed breakout spurs funding call

Jul 2019
Peter Brown encouraging people to plant trees.

Climate Week Dinner a success in Mount Molloy

Over 30 locals enjoyed a feast, a chat, and some reflections on the challenge of climate change in Mount Molloy.

Jun 2019
Priority Ag Area

Palmer Dam proposal gains traction but faces a slippery slope

According to a recent media release from David Kempt

May 2019
Arriga Plains sampling bore

Mutchilba General Meeting: Reports around the region

The Nov 2018 General Meeting in Mutchilba was a great opportunity to catch up with projects around the region.

Nov 2018
2018 Committee

2018 Committee elected

The 2018 Mitchell River AGM was held at Mutchilba on 01 Nov for the presentation of reports, retirement of long-serving Chair Ian Adcock, and election of new Committee.

Nov 2018
Crimson finches

2017 AGM: New Committee elected

Welcome to the new management committee with a steady hand at the helm and some new veterans returning.

Nov 2017
Karma Waters (photo by James Leech)

Catch-UP: 2017-08 Living Landscapes & Local Livelihoods

The latest edition of the Catch-UP newsletter is now available in print or online. Check out the stories and download the full edition now!

Jul 2017
Koster's fridge magnet

Koster’s curse in community hands

The Mitchell River Watershed Management Group, in partnership with Mareeba Shire Council and Biosecurity Queensland, will lead the long-term effort to control, monitor, and reduce Koster’s Curse in the Julatten area.

Jul 2017

Brooklyn Station gets on front foot with fire management regime

Australian Wildlife Conservancy protects this refuge and its wildlife through a number of land management and science strategies including fire management, feral herbivore and weed control, feral cat and fox control, and in the field science programs.

Jul 2017
Massive bend, captured by Jeff Shellberg

Mitchell Water Plan due for Renewal

The Mitchell Water Plan (2007) is due to expire on 31 August 2018. The time is right for new perspectives on how water in the catchment is managed.

Jul 2017
Disturbance area: Palmer

Critical water flow research underway

Mitchell River will host scientists in the catchment this year as part of the National Environmental Science Program (NESP)

Jul 2017

Arriga Plains Water and Soil Quality program gets underway

Mitchell River has received a community grant from Northern Gulf to undertake a collection of water and soil quality in the Arriga Plains. Progress has started with important early meetings with producers.

Jul 2017
Kosters masthead

Timeline shows Koster's curse spread

The spread of Koster's curse over the past 15 years is shown with disturbing clarity in an animated map. Fortunately, there is still time to take action.

Apr 2017

Funding for Red-throated Finch and Arriga Plains Water and Soil testing

Mitchell River was successful in securing two grants through the Northern Gulf Resource Management Group's 2017 Community Small Grants Program. The projects will help conserve habitat for the endangered White-bellied Crimson Finch near Kowanyama, and advance water and soil quality testing in the Arriga Plains district of the Mareeba-Dimbulah Irrigation Area.

Apr 2017

General Meeting: Mareeba 21 Oct 2016

Our 2016 AGM has been set for 21 Oct at the Mareeba offices. All members are invited.

Sep 2016

CatchUPs

Running the River

Catch-UP: July 2019

Highlights:
- Palmer River still an option for Lakeland farmers
- New catchment signage on the go: clan names recognised
- Streambank erosion: understanding the difference
- Property-specific Action Plans underway
- Siam weed breakout spurs funding call

Karma Waters (photo by James Leech)

Catch-UP: 2017-08 Living Landscapes & Local Livelihoods

The latest edition of the Catch-UP newsletter is now available in print or online. Check out the stories and download the full edition now!

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