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Dreary days shine light on vital environmental work

BMRG erosion
EROSION: Local not-for-profit organisation Burnett Mary Regional Group (BMRG) are continuing their extensive efforts to repair weather-impacted areas.

Recent weather events have highlighted streambank erosion, marine debris, and restorative practices, with local not-for-profit organisation Burnett Mary Regional Group continuing extensive efforts to repair impacted areas.

With projects supporting the Mary River, Burnett River, shorelines and private landowners, the team behind BMRG recognises the positive result of restorative and stabilising practices within their projects for the longevity of natural resources in the region.

BMRG CEO Sheila Charlesworth said weather had an enormous impact on erosion, movement of marine debris and the stability of streambanks.

“Our changing environment is one of the reasons why we’re so passionate and committed to our projects,” Ms Charlesworth said.

“Our work not only improves our region’s natural assets but also supports local landowners in preventative land management practices – keeping them prepared for the unexpected.”

Sheila said that BMRG currently had 18 active projects including Nest to Ocean, Mary River Recovery, RALF, Discovery Coast and Grass, that covered everything from resilient streambanks through to habitat protection, with many more exciting announcements coming in the new year.

BMRG Operations Manager Peter Kafka said recent wet weather had reminded the team that its work was valuable.

“Being in a sub-tropical climate, it’s hard to predict the environment and what could be coming our way,” Mr Kafka said.

“Our projects are both remedial and preventative in nature and we work in an agile team who are used to adjusting the sails to achieve positive project outcomes.”

If you have a site that could be considered for remediation activity with future project work that BMRG deliver, then contact the projects team at admin@bmrg.org.au or phone 4181 2999.

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  1. That picture looks like they are trying to interrupt the nature movement of a river. Is this really beneficial or just making jobs?? That are not required??

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