Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of the 2014 Healthy Waterways Awards
Alluvium was the proud sponsor of the Rural and Agricultural Award
category, which was won by the Wild Mountains Trust
for their great work on the Camp Creek Headwaters Renewal Project. This project is designed to help people understand their vital connection to water and to motivate personal action. Last year, volunteers involved with the project cleared many hectares of weeds and planted thousands of trees.
From our experience working at the forefront of understanding the major issues facing our waterways in rural and agricultural settings, we know first-hand that solutions require a collective approach from government, industry and the rural community. The Wild Mountains Trust project was a great example of the community’s contribution to river health.
It would be remiss not to mention the other finalists in this category: the Maroochy Landcare Group
for their work on Maroochy FarmFLOW Program, and SEQ Catchments
for their work on the Laidley Valley Flood Recovery Project.
Restoring the health of our waterways requires long term investment and the energy of passionate people. The Healthy Waterways Awards night, with over 300 people focused on improving river health in attendance, bodes well for the future of the waterways in southern Queensland.
L to R Susan Zommers and Lizz Hills from the Wild Mountains Trust collecting the Rural and Agriculture Awaard for the Camp Creek Headwater Renewal project, with Steve Skull from Alluvium.