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Plants and culture on Great Keppel Island with Bob Muir

Plants and culture on Great Keppel Island with Bob Muir

Bob Muir has been awarded NAIDOC's elder of the year for his work in the community, including his efforts to maintain cultural heritage sites on Great Keppel Island off the Capricorn Coast. Bob is a descendant of the Woppaburra people. Here he talks about how nature was understood and used by traditional owners on the island. This video is part of a series developed through funding from the Australian Government to increase the knowledge and understanding of local traditional ecological knowledge. Elders have shared their knowledge of local landscapes to ensure it is available to future generations in an easily accessible format.

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The Fitzroy River with Billy Mann

The Fitzroy River with Billy Mann

Local traditional owner Billy Mann talks about the mighty Fitzroy River and the cultural significance of the water course to his people. This video is part of a series developed through funding from the Australian Government to increase the knowledge and understanding of local traditional ecological knowledge. Elders have shared their knowledge of local landscapes to ensure it is available to future generations in an easily accessible format.

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From the beach to the bush: A young person’s perspective on caring for the environment

From the beach to the bush: A young person's perspective on caring for the environment

Brooke, 13, lives on a cattle property in Central Queensland, while Amy, 14, lives at the beach. Completely opposite lifestyles and upbringings yet the girls discovered they are very similar after spending a day in each other’s shoes. Brooke visited Amy at the beach and learnt to paddle board and later that day Amy visited Brooke's family property to spend time with the cattle, grooming the horse and collecting the chook eggs. Both girls care about the environment and our future and share their thoughts. There's something about witnessing the passion of the next generation and their drive to protect the environment that inspires each of us to do more, and think more about what can be done to protect it for future generations... Together we can protect our assets, support our growth and plan for our future. Visit CQSS2030.com.au for more information and to get involved!

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Volunteers – why we do what we do and love it!

Volunteers - why we do what we do and love it!

Volunteers give countless hours of their time to help protect the environment and improve its condition for future generations. Their passion and pride in their community group or club is inspiring. In this video, local volunteers share their hopes for the future, specifically in 15 years from now. Together we can protect our assets, support our growth and plan for our future. Visit CQSS2030.com.au for more information and to get involved!

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Five Rocks Clean Up 2016

Five Rocks Clean Up 2016

Five Rocks, located 60km north of Yeppoon is a special place and an internationally significant site loved by fishermen, campers and 4wd enthusiasts. A community event was coordinated by Surfrider Foundation (Capricorn and Sunshine Coast branches), Cleanwater Constructions and supported by Capricornia Catchments, QPWS and Fitzroy Basin Association Inc (FBA) through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme to raise awareness and encourage responsible use of the area's natural assets. 50 people camped overnight and walked the beaches to remove debris that had washed up along our shoreline. We can all make a difference to the state of our beautiful coastline. Small actions made by many, have a huge impact - so we encourage you to collect three items of litter next time you are on your beach walk. FBA would like to acknowledge and thank Kash Walker for creating this excellent and inspiring video.

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Fish hotels

Yeppen Lagoon Fish Hotels

The Yeppen Lagoon had limited submerged large woody debris, which is necessary to provide both an important food source as well as habitat for the lagoon’s native freshwater fish. With the help of Rockhampton Regional Council, providing access to the site and through funding from the Australian Government’s Reef Programme, FBA installed 10 new fish hotels as habitat for juvenille fish. The hotels consist of interconnected and stacked hardwood log towers in one of the Fitzroy Floodplains largest and deepest lagoons, the Yeppen Lagoon. This project was supported by Fitzroy Basin Association, through the Australian Government's Reef Programme.

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Improving fish passage in the Fitzroy Basin

Improving fish passage in the Fitzroy Basin

Many of our native fish species need to be able to migrate between fresh and salt water to complete their life cycle. Barriers such as roads, dams and weirs can prevent fish passage. Fitzroy Basin Association Inc. is working in priority areas across the Fitzroy Basin to improve fish passage by installing fish ways or fish ladders to allow access to upstream freshwater systems. In this video you can see two fishways we have installed, one at Moores Creek and the other at the Rockhampton Barrage. This work has been possible through funding from the Australian Government's Reef Program.

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FBA’s Flow Center’s Augmented Reality Sandbox

FBA's Flow Center's Augmented Reality Sandbox

Learn about topography and contour line generation with our interactive Sandbox!

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Five Rocks Beach Clean Up 2017

Five Rocks Beach Clean Up 2017 Video

One weekend, 67 volunteers and more than 1 tonne of rubbish removed. Here is all of the highlights from the 2017 annual Five Rocks Beach Clean Up.

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