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General Meeting: Mareeba 21 Oct 2016

It's that time of year again when we get together for election of officers and review of finances.

Sep 2016

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

Mitchell River Chairman, Ian Adcock, was pleased to announce the successful funding, noting that "...

Apr 2017
Kosters masthead

Timeline shows Koster's curse spread

Koster's curse was first noted by Mareeba Shire Council officer Sid Clayton in 2001 when he "got a bad feeling" observing the new and unfamiliar me

Apr 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.

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
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.

Jul 2017

Brooklyn Station gets on front foot with fire management regime

Australian Wildlife Conservancy’s Brooklyn Wildlife Sanctuary situated in Northern Queensland is the most biodiverse parcel of private land in Aust

Jul 2017
Koster's fridge magnet

Koster’s curse in community hands

About 15 years ago, Mareeba Shire's Sid Clayton spotted this unusual plant at the old Maria's Palm Nursery in Julatten and felt so

Jul 2017
Karma Waters (photo by James Leech)

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

Hear from some stand-out locals, neighbours across the region, and a bit of expertise from further afield.

Jul 2017
Crimson finches

2017 AGM: New Committee elected

The 2017 AGM was held 0n 10 Nov in Mareeba.

Nov 2017
2018 Committee

2018 Committee elected

(L-R: Ian Adcock-Director; Allan Holmes-Chair; Cheryl Emmerson-Treasurer; John Brisbin-Secretary; Bill Bray-Vice Chair)

Nov 2018
Arriga Plains sampling bore

Mutchilba General Meeting: Reports around the region

(photo: Brian Prove running the sampling bores at Arriga Plains)

Nov 2018
Priority Ag Area

Palmer Dam proposal gains traction but faces a slippery slope

According to a recent media release from David Kempt

May 2019
Peter Brown encouraging people to plant trees.

Climate Week Dinner a success in Mount Molloy

About 30 folk gathered for the Climate Week Dialogue over Dinner in Molloy on Sunday night.

Jun 2019

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