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Upcoming Around Townsville — July/Aug 2023

Our community is busy connecting and working towards healthier waterways.
The following are events and opportunities of interest on our radar:

Upcoming events

  • July 2 – July 9: The theme for this year’s NAIDOC week is ‘For Our Elders’ and to mark the week, Townsville will see a flag raising ceremony, march, and Elder’s Morning Tea and Luncheon.
  • July 20: Healthy Waters Arvo — A celebration of Townsville’s rivers, creeks, and coasts! Join the Dry Tropics Partnership for Healthy Waters on the Strand from 2.30 pm for a free sausage sizzle, connect with Townsville’s leading waterway organisations, meet our local watersports clubs, learn about waterway health, and catch games and prizes for kids after school.
  • July 20: Launch of Townsville Dry Tropics Waterways Report Card 2023.
  • July 30: National Tree Day.
  • Aug 7 – Aug 10: Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Australasia conference — themed ‘Source to sink’. The Dry Tropics Partnership for Healthy Waters will be presenting.
  • Aug 11: Applications for $3.5 million in Great Barrier Reef Marine Debris Management and Mitigation grants close. Companies, nonprofits and research organisations offering innovation solutions to the impact and clean-up of marine debris are invited to apply.
  • Aug 16: Creekwatch volunteer morning at Rollingstone Creek. All ages are welcome to join waterbug sampling, fish surveys and water quality testing. If you are keen to spend some time outdoors, learn new skills, and meet like-minded people, Creekwatch is for you.
  • Aug 17: Townsville Green + Blue Drinks, hosted by North Queensland Conservation Council and Dry Tropics Partnership for Healthy Waters. Meet other Townsville people with an interest in environmental and waterways issues and projects across town. From 6pm, Commonwealth Hotel — all welcome.
  • Aug 19: #STEMLIKEAPATSGIRL Conference 2023 — Free day devoted to empowering and engaging girls in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, hosted by Townsville’s St Patrick’s College. The event is open to all girls, aged 10 to 15, from North Queensland who have an interest in STEM. Entry is free, with morning tea and lunch provided.
  • Aug 23: Planning and designing surveys for NRM projects — NQ Dry Tropics.

Got an event or opportunity to share? Contact us.