Scott’s epic Australia to New Zealand kayak expedition

Thought an overnight kayak trip was a big deal? Well spare a thought for Scott Donaldson who is about to embark on an epic journey to be the first person to kayak from Australia to New Zealand and Ecosure will be right there with him as a keen sponsor. He was winched to safety after 84 days at sea in 2014, but adventurer Scott will take off from Coffs Harbour in an attempt to become the first person to kayak from Australia to New Zealand solo. Hopefully it will be second time lucky for Scott who previously came incredibly close…

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Free Water Quality Workshop – Sat 21 April

Ecosure is delivering a hands-on water quality workshop for the Capricorn Coast Landcare group that will run through the basics of water quality monitoring. Looking at the existing Landcare rehabilitation site for the community at Fig Tree Creek, Ecosure will demonstrate the use of water quality testing equipment and how certain factors can affect the rehabilitation of riverbanks and plants in different ways. Places are limited and bookings essential so be quick! Contact envirolink@cqnet.com.au to secure your place.

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Crown-of-thorns starfish cull on the Great Barrier Reef

General Manager Diane Lanyon was one of 14 volunteer divers that recently culled 47,000 crown-of-thorns starfish on the Great Barrier Reef. This was the largest number of starfish that have been killed in a single 8 day trip. "The trip was an amazing experience especially since it was such a collaboration between volunteers, the marine parks field management program and a marine tourism charter operator who volunteered his boat and staff for the week." Diane also said, "the diving was pretty tough in some areas where the swell and currents had us working hard. But it was such a satisfying…

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Ecosure’s GM Diane Lanyon on a mission to save the reef

Diane Lanyon Ecosure’s General Manager will be part of a mission scheduled to depart in mid January as part of a team going out to the Swains Reef, 220km off Yeppoon partnered with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and the local charter operator Kanimbla to cull Crown of Thorns starfish. Full Article:   http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-05/great-barrier-reef-crown-of-thorns-starfish-major-outbreak/9305580

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Ecosure CQ awarded 3 year contract with CS Energy

Ecosure CQ has recently been awarded a three-year contract to conduct a holistic water quality monitoring program of ground and surface water at CS Energy’s Callide Power Station near Biloela. CS Energy is committed to meeting its environmental obligations and protecting the environment around its power station sites. The Callide Power Station monitoring program includes locations within the power station, as well as the receiving environment. Forty-seven parameters are monitored to ensure compliance with the site Environmental Authorities and to monitor for change. Ecosure works with CS Energy to continuously improve the monitoring program, therefore offering best value for money.…

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Calliope River Restoration

The Queensland Government is funding the project in 2017-2018 under DAF1498CQA-3 for the provision of rehabilitation and management of fish habitat in Central Queensland. Key outcomes of the project: 1- Promote linkages between and amongst (connectivity) the area where fish live (habitat). 2- Improve the existing degraded environments where fish live. 3- Reduce the impacts to the environments where fish live. The project aims to achieve these outcomes by identifying priority areas of the Calliope River and, with the help of the land holders, restore these areas to improve the river and native vegetation along these sections. There are three…

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