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Update on aspects of the Recovery Plan

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This presentation complements a written progress report on the Mary River Threatened Species Recovery Plan. Both were presented to the MRCCC General Committee meeting on 29 November 2011.

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Update on aspects of the Recovery Plan

  1. 1. Update on the Mary River Threatened Species Recovery Plan MRCCC General Committee Meeting November 2011
  2. 2. What does 2012 hold for the recovery plan? <ul><li>Overcoming the “knowing-doing gap”….. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>early stakeholder involvement, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>openness and humility in negotiations, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>building capacity and trust, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>making and maintaining explicit links with institutions and community groups, and, of course, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sufficient resources and time to foster and maintain the collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(Barmuta, Linke & Turak 2011, p. 186). </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Implementation of the plan: Laying a local foundation <ul><li>Local foundation is based on cultural, social and environmental connections between the river and the people. </li></ul><ul><li>Engagement Strategy Principles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create resources and opportunities for people already involved in Rivercare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inspire new people and groups to be involved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use familiarity with the district/sub-catchment to generate local interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple outcomes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>benefits to other MRCCC projects and MRCCC partners </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengthen relationships and connections with other organisations </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Engagement Strategy Elements Looking forward, Looking back: Capturing and sharing folklore Inspiring connections to Mary River Stories: Creating characters of Mary River creatures Newsletter, Meetings with groups “ The Pebbles and Rocky Show” Using youtube and music to engage the general public Facebook, website Indigenous input to the recovery plan Mary River Research projects & key conferences
  5. 5. Other implementation related activities <ul><li>Meeting with University of the Sunshine Coast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seeking opportunities for research collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Meeting with Coordinator Generals Office </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Potential workshop about issues </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Urban Water Security Forum </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Re-energising the Wide Bay Burnett Regional Water Supply Strategy </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Healthy waterways in the Mary Basin?

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