Members and friends, don’t forget our AGM in the DCQ conference room, 92 Galah Street, Longreach, at 11:00 am on Wednesday, 4th December, 2019. Pop in out of the heat and cast your vote (if you’re a member) or just say g’day to our board and tell they what you think are the priorities for natural resource management action in your part of the region – they value input from all parts of the community. For more info, phone 4658 0600.
If you’re doing it tough in the current drought, the CWA, in partnership with Australian Red Cross, can provide assistance for:
- vehicle maintenance
- school expenses
- utility bills
- dental expenses
- medical expenses
You’re not alone. Download an application from here, or call QCWA on (07) 3026 1220. And check out the Queensland Country Women’s Association and the Australian Red Cross.
A helping hand is waiting.
The Sesbania field day was a great success. We celebrated 3 years of incredible advances in our fight to eradicate Prickly Acacia, including an 8-fold efficiency increase, 10-fold cost reduction, 99.96% kill rate, 8-fold grass cover increase, and a 15-fold grass biomass increase.
Our rare, elusive Night Parrot is under enormous threat from the most ruthless and efficient hunter this continent has ever seen. Researchers estimate there are 15 million feral cats in Australia, each eating up of 23 native creatures (including insects) per night. If we dial those numbers back to 10 million cats and 10 creatures per night we still get 100,000,000 victims per night, or 36.5 billion per year. We cannot afford to allow our amazing Night Parrots to become part of those statistics. That’s why we’re fundraising for humane cat traps to be located around the only known Night Parrot population, smack bang in the middle of our region. We’re working with Bush Heritage Australia to ensure the survival of this wonderful bird. Please help by donating here.
The ground-dwelling Night Parrot is extremely rare. There is only one known, tiny population, and it is at the mercy of the most efficient and ruthless killer this country has ever seen… the feral cat.
Night Parrots need your help now!
Your donation will help provide the latest, high-tech, humane, cat traps to ensure Night Parrot territory is feral cat free.
Donate now to keep our Night Parrots safe!
The recent field day at Ayrshire Downs was a great opportunity for landholders to catch up with the DCQ crew, find out the latest on our weed control work, and share experiences and some hearty outback tucker.
Become part of DCQ’s ‘crowd capture’ project. Sign up for your Fulcrum app today, and start recording sightings of feral animals and weeds to help prevent their spread.