Black Mountain Range Catchment Project - Workshop Invite
Noosa Council's Environment Services Section, in conjunction with Noosa and District Landcare, has been working with landowners in the Black Mountain area to repair their catchment.
The objective of these strong community partnerships is to improve the water quality and riparian biodiversity which occurs in an area renowned for its ecological significance.
These objectives are inline with, and complimentary to, the Biosphere Reserve Status, engineered by the Noosa Council and awarded to the Noosa area.
To develop the capacity of landholders in the area to achieve this aim the Black Mountain Range Catchment Project (BMRCP) and The Happy Jack Creek Rehabilitation Project will be holding a joint workshop on March 1st at the Ridgewood Community Hall.
Rehabilitating forest structure requires an adaptable management approach and using biological agents as a tool to deal with heavy weed infestations is a viable option for land managers.
Kevin Dailly, the Project Manager for the Gympie and District Landcare Group's Biological Control Operations will be giving a brief presentation on the Tingid bug, a South American leaf sucking bug, and then releasing the bug into the field to combat heavy infestations of cats claw creeper which are present along Happy Jack Creek.
The Noosa and District Landcare Group would like to extend an invitation to all landholders who may be interested in attending the workshop.
The workshop will be held at:
Ridgewood Community Hall on 1 March 2008 and begins at 9 am.
Complimentary morning tea and a light lunch will be provided.
For those interested in the workshop please R.S.V.P. to Kim Maddison on 54852468 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or Paul Sprecher on e-mail email@example.com
These projects are funded by the Burnett and Mary Regional Group (BMRG), Australian Government Enviro Fund Grants and strongly supported by Noosa Council.