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Reef Catchments welcomes former Mayor of Mackay as new Chairwoman

Reef Catchments has today welcomed the appointment of its new Chair and former Mayor of Mackay, Ms Julie Boyd. The role is a good fit for Ms Boyd, “I have always had an interest and involvement in the natural resources sector,” she said. “In my time as Mayor, I was involved in and championed many […]

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Students of the sea

It’s not your everyday classroom, but the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday islands have offered 35 local Mackay students a truly memorable marine lesson.

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LAND

Reef Catchments aims to assist farmers with the implementation of best management practice, ultimately aimed at reducing water run-off impacting the Great Barrier Reef and improve the long term viability of farms within the region.

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WATER

Reef Catchments River Restoration Projects and Healthy Waterways Program seek to advance science and standards of practice of river restoration and improving the health of the waterways throughout the region through education and community participation programs.

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COASTS AND MARINE

Biodiversity is defined as the variety of species, their genetic types and the ecosystems they form when they interact together. The conservation of biodiversity is not a luxury; it is essential to the long-term social and economic well being of society.

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FIRE

Reef Catchments has developed a range of fire management tools in consultation with Volunteer Rural Fire Brigades, Fire Wardens, fire scientists and key landholders to support their fire management activities.

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REGIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT

Over 2700 exotic plant and 73 exotic animal species have been introduced into Australia, severely impacting agriculture systems, urban areas and the natural environment.