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New Bioreactor Guidelines Released

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…
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World Wetlands Day – 50 Years

It is 50 years today since the Wetlands of International Importance Convention was signed in Ramsar, Iran. Since then, World Wetlands Day has been celebrated every year on 2 February. In the Wet Tropics, wetlands are extremely important – as filters for pollutants running off the land to the Great Barrier Reef, as nurseries for…
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New Fish Projects Announced

Two new projects funded by the Australian Government Fisheries Habitat Restoration Program (FHRP) will give Wet Tropics fish populations a boost – and provide the Wet Tropics Report Card with some new fish-focused indicators of waterway health. The Wet Tropics has the highest diversity of freshwater fish in Australia with over 80 species now recorded.…
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Reef Assist Projects Benefits Jobs & Environment

In September 2020 the Queensland Government announced $4M of Reef Assist funding for environmental projects in the Wet Tropics to improve waterways and boost jobs. The projects are being delivered by: [caption id="attachment_6756" align="alignleft" width="300"] Meeting some of the team working on the Johnstone Reef Assist project.[/caption] Terrain NRM Terrain is auspicing $520,000 on behalf…
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