Yelarbon Harrisia Cactus Containment Project
On the 29th of May 2009 a group of landholders was formed in the Yelarbon area targetting to control the spread of Harrisia Cactus. This project is a partnership between the Inglewood & Texas Landcare Association and the Waggamba Landcare Group, with aid from organisations such as the Queensland Murray Darling Committee, the Department of Primary Industries & Fisheries, Dow AgroSciences and Goondiwindi Regional Council.
The objective of this project is to create a bufferzone around the township of Yelarbon to prevent further spread of Harrisia Cactus into the former Inglewood Shire. The project area is set to cover the area East of Queen Street in Yelarbon. We aim at getting on-ground works started by late this year.
For more info on this project please contact the Inglewood & Texas Landcare Office.
Whetstone Sub-Catchment Group (SCG)
The Whetstone SCG finalized their Sub-Catchment Plan (SCP) in mid 2008. Funding was received through the Queensland Murray Darling Committee in November 2008 and projects are currently in the implementing stage.
The Whetstone SCG consists of nine dedicated landholders who share a common vision:
"The Whetstone's Sub-Catchment Group's overall plan is to continue down the line they started six years ago: identifying new and relevant issues whilst endeavoring to create a real and measurable positive impact on the environmental health of their district and encourage others to follow their initiative".
This plans aims at: fencing off sections of the Macintyre Brook to prevent stock access and reduce further soil erosion; converting previous cultivations into viable pastures to increase ground cover; and control of the weed African Boxthorn. All on-ground works were completed by April 2009.
Dumaresq Valley Sub-Catchment Group (Woolworths grant recipient)
The Dumaresq Valley SCG received a grant through the Woolworths Sustainable Farming Grant in early 2008.
This grant was granted to facilitate the group when completing their SCP. During 2008 the group has concentrated on training and receiving information in various areas of natural resource management. Currently the group is in the individual property planning stage and is still to finalize the pest management strategies to be developed by the group for the sub-catchment.
The Dumaresq Valley Sub-Catchment Plan was finalized and went in front of the assessment panel in December 2009.
Inglewood Bush Tucker Gardens
In February 2008 the Inglewood Schools, the Inglewood State School and the St Maria Goretti School were granted a bush tucker garden through the Queensland Murray Darling Committee. This project has been managed by the Inglewood & Texas Landcare coordinator in cooperation with QMDC and both schools. For more information about the gardens please visit the following web page: http://inglewoodbushtuckergardens.webs.com.
On the 2nd of December 2008 both schools attended the official opening of the gardens. The day was sponsored by QMDC and involved traditional games and a bbq, plus a traditional dance that some of the student had organized themselves to show how they made this garden.