THE BIG JUMP
Mary River Month will commence with the Big Jump on World River’s Day, Sunday the 26th of September 2021, and will conclude on Thursday the 11th November – the anniversary of that fateful day when Peter Garrett said ‘no’ to the Traveston Crossing Dam.
SPRING IN THE MARY PHOTO COMPETITION
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 local businesses and landcare groups. Categories include the Open section, Junior, Wildlife, Rural, Saltwater and People’s Choice. Click here or contact the MRCCC for a copy of the entry form and get your entries in by Friday 5th of November! Click on the link to view the winners from the 2020 Spring in the Mary competition.
19TH ANNUAL CATCHMENT CRAWL
The MRCCC’s 19th annual Catchment Crawl will travel the river over the 5th and 6th 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.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The MRCCC’S AGM is heading out of town again this year to the Goomboorian Hall. The Goomboorian area to the east of Gympie has a diverse agricultural and horticultural history, including beef cattle, grain farming, fruit, vegetables and macadamias. The Goomboorian area also provides habitat for a range of native wildlife including the vulnerable koala and the endangered Mary River cod.
This year’s AGM Guest Speaker is Sue Bestow, Senior Adviser at the Office of the National Soils Advocate. Call MRCCC on 5482 4766 to RSVP.