Mary River Month will commence with the Big Jump on World River’s Day, Sunday the 27th of September 2020, and will conclude on Wednesday the 11th November – the anniversary of that fateful day when Peter Garrett said ‘no’ to the Traveston Crossing Dam.
One of the highlights of Mary River Month is the MRCCC’s highly successful Spring in the Mary Photo Competition, with cash prizes courtesy of Murray Views, the Burnett Mary Regional Group, Noosa & District Landcare, HQPlantations, Bos Rural and the Greater Mary Association. Categories include the Open section, Junior, Wildlife, Rural, Saltwater and People’s Choice. Contact the MRCCC or click on the link for a copy of the entry form and get your entries in by Friday 6th of November!
The MRCCC’s 18th annual Catchment Crawl will travel the river over the 6th and 7th of October, testing water quality including nutrients and E.Coli. Riparian condition assessment and photo monitoring is also undertaken at each of the 36 sites. The data gathered over the 2 days is used to provide a snap shot of water quality in the river, and create base line data which can indicate water quality trends when compared with previous years.
The MRCCC’S AGM is heading out of town this year to the Munna Creek Hall. The vast Munna Creek subcatchment is home to the greatest percentage of grazing land in the catchment, as well as providing habitat for a range of endangered species, including the Mary River turtle. The AGM will be followed by a property tour of MRCCC Delegate Garth Jacobson’s property on the Mary River at Netherby, where Tiaro Landcare’s Marilyn Connell will talk about the Mary River turtle and the work their group is doing to ensure the survival of the species!
And although the Mary River Festival won’t be taking place this year, there are a host of other events and activities planned for Mary River Month with just about something for everyone!
Contact the MRCCC if you would like your activity included in this year’s Mary River Month calendar!