Supporting Local Farmers
We believe that working together with our neighbouring farmers assists in sustaining not only the environment but the broader agricultural community. That is why, over the past twenty years River Sands has given local sugar cane farmers free access to farm and utilise various parcels of land surrounding our sand plant at Eagleby.
Planting and Preserving Trees
Over the past thirty years, almost 10,000 trees have been planted at our manufacturing site in Carbrook and Sand Plant at Eagleby, both south of Brisbane. Driven by Managing Director Peter James, a careful balance of native and non-native species have been sourced and planted to not only sustain but also encourage the different wildlife from around the local area.
According to the Brisbane/Gold Coast Regional Branch of Bird Observation and Conservation Australia, River Sands’ Carbrook and Eagleby sites are home to over 95 different species of birds. Just some of the species observed at our Eagleby sand plant site include the following:
Osprey, Little Bronze-Cuckoo, Eurasian Coot, Peaceful Dove, White-faced Heron, White-bellied Sea-Eagle, Striped Honeyeater, Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrike, Tawny Grassbird, Brown Goshawk, Sacred Kingfisher and Chestnut Teal.
The group reported that “The habitat in and around the site is very diverse, hence the large number of species recorded. The species (of birds) recorded is also very diverse and River Sands is a great example of how an extractive industry site, run and maintained in the interests of not only the owners, but of the wildlife in general, can achieve success all round.”