Following 15 bioreactor trials, the Queensland Government (DAF) has released new guidelines that collate and synthesize the data about using denitrifying bioreactors to improve water quality runoff from farms. Bioreactors are woodchip filled trenches that intercept and treat nitrate in surface run-off or shallow ground water on farms. The guidelines will help land managers and…Read more
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Ports North is responsible for the development and management of the 9 far norther Ports. Manager of Sustainability and External Policy, Paul Doyle, joins the podcast to talk about port operations in the Wet Tropics, the Cairns shipping dredging project, and recent work on their environmental sustainability strategy.Read more
Fish surveys along Palm Creek are showing positive results after a zig-zagging fish passageway was built at Victoria Mill Weir in Ingham over a year ago. The Hinchinbrook Local Marine Advisory Committee (LMAC) has been working on the surveys alongside OzFish. Committee member Adam Royle says the first two Palm Creek fish surveys have returned…Read more
Reef Credits is a new, voluntary environmental market scheme that shakes up the notion that responsibility for paying for environmental improvements rests solely with the government. Carole Sweatman, Manager for Water at GreenCollar explains how Reef Credits pays landholders for on-farm actions that improve water quality.Read more
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