Wednesday 27th.

The Byron Environment Centre is holding it’s chemical-free bush regen and boardwalk maintenance next Wednesday 27th March from 9.30 to 12.30 at the Cumbebin Wetland Sanctuary (next to the toilet block of the Byron Market site) weather permitting.
We will be removing weeds from around native plantings on the far NE side and sown in the shade close to the wetland. 
We will also be removing leaves from the boardwalk and replacing decking as required.  A cool drink will be provided.  
Please wear sturdy shoes and protective clothing from sun and mosquitoes. See map attached.
Hope to see you there – come anytime even for an hour or two.
Let Sharon (securry@outlook.com) know if you can come and please pass the word around.  If the weather is not suitable and we need to postpone I will contact you at 8 am on the day.

The Federal Government’s long-awaited foreign ownership of water entitlement register reveals investors from China and the United States have the biggest stake in foreign-owned water entitlements in Australia.
Key points:
The majority of foreign-held water entitlements are in the northern part of the Murray-Darling Basin
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud says the figures are not alarming
The register does not reveal where foreign government investors own entitlements
The register, compiled by the Australian Tax Office, shows one in 10 water entitlements is foreign-owned at 10.4 per cent. Chinese and US investors each own 1.9 per cent followed by the UK owning 1.1 per cent.
More than 1,800 gigalitres of foreign-held water entitlements are within the Murray-Darling Basin, which is 9.4 per cent of the total Murray-Darling Basin water entitlement on issue.
The findings show the majority of foreign-held water entitlements are in the Northern Basin at 21.9 per cent, followed by 5.5 per cent in the Southern Basin.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-24/fruit-fly-resistance-study/10924110

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