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Get water wise: Nutrients explained Our annual Townsville Dry Tropics Report Card shows which local waterways have excess levels of nutrients. Here, we answer your 5 quick questions about river nutrition: 1. What are ‘nutrients’? Nutrients are the essential building blocks of life! They are elements or compounds that are critical for maintaining the balance and health of ecosystems. Their...
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Coming events

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Upcoming Around Townsville — May/June 2023 Our community is busy connecting and working towards healthier waterways. The following are events and opportunities of interest on our radar: Upcoming events May 10: ReefClean — Alva Beach Community Clean-up. May 13: ReefClean — Pallarenda Dog Beach Community Clean-up. May 18 and 19: The 2023 Australian Coastal Restoration Network symposium at JCU. June...
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In Conversation

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'Environmental data can’t tell its stories sitting in spreadsheets.' Diane Tarte is a name well known to many concerned with the changing state of the Great Barrier Reef and the coastal and catchment areas that affect its future. A campaigner for greater data- and science-based decision making for Queensland’s reefs and wetlands in the pre-digital 70s, Di was a founding...
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March 2023

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Upcoming Around Townsville — March 2023 Our community is busy connecting and working towards healthier waterways. The following are opportunities and events of interest on our radar: Opportunities The Port of Townsville $50,000 Community Fund is open now for applications. Get info Townsville City Council’s 2023 Our Townsville event will be held on 10 and 11 June, including zones for...
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February 2023

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Join us in the Townsville Community Action Plan (CAP) Want to contribute to the development of a project to benefit our local waterways and Reef? We're keen to hear from you. As part of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation’s Community Action Plan (CAP) Program and with Reef Ecologic we’re co-leading a Townsville CAP that will see community- and Traditional Owner-led...
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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...
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January 2023

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Partnership welcomes new Executive Officer and Independent Chair This month the Dry Tropics Partnership for Healthy Waters has welcomed both a new Executive Officer in Kara-Mae Coulter-Atkins, and a new Independent Management Committee Chair in Dr Keith Noble.     With the two leaders come decades of land and water management experience, and a passion for Townsville, the Great Barrier Reef,...
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iNaturalist citizen science in the Dry Tropics Townsville's Reef Ecologic team have been very active in the citizen science space this year, particularly by championing the world’s largest citizen science database, iNaturalist. The iNaturalist tool allows anyone to make observations of wildlife by taking photographs, and with the help of AI and crowdsourcing, the app will identify the photographed species....
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Bohle Catchment Roadmap commended A roadmap for improving water quality in Townsville’s Bohle River Catchment has been ‘highly commended’ for R&D Excellence at the 2022 Australian Water Association Queensland Gala Awards. The Bohle Catchment Water Quality Offsets Roadmap was co-developed in 2020 by Townsville City Council, E2 Design Lab and Alluvium Consulting with the support of $450,000 through the Queensland...
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