Archives for August 2012

From the CEO | Open days and Everyone’s Environment grants

Welcome to the August 2012 Natural State eNewsletter. I hope our readers will find it informative and would encourage our readers to contact our staff if you have any questions. August 2012 has seen many of our regional projects delivering communication and engagement sessions with the local community, which highlighted the good weather on offer […]

Notice to anglers | Helping scientific research in the O’Connell River

A new research project is starting this month in partnership with Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. Up to 100 adult fish in the O’Connell and Andromache Rivers will be uniquely coded and tracked using acoustic telemetry transmitters. The transmitters will allow scientists to track fish movement from the […]

Graziers, apply by October 1 for Reef Rescue Funding

Graziers in the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac region are called to submit expressions of interest for Reef Rescue Water Quality Improvement Grants by 1 October 2012. More than 200 farms have received over $1.5 million in financial support through Reef Rescue. We need 85 more graziers to receive funding and complete “on farm” improvement projects that […]

Presenting Reef Catchments

Reef Catchments hosted booths at ecoMackay Expo on 12 August and at CQU Open Day on 19 August. At ecoMackay Expo we presented our fishway display, which demonstrates structures that allow fish to move through barriers including dams, weirs, tidal barrages and floodgates and of course shared about our many projects. “We had a lot […]

Coastal Field Trip a success

Coastcarers were treated to a free bus tour showcasing Mackay’s best coastal rehabilitation sites on Wednesday 15 August.  35 people attended the tour which was hosted by Pioneer Catchment and Landcare Group and supported by Reef Catchments and Mackay Regional Council. Participants visited three coastal sites around Mackay including Sandfly Creek Environmental Reserve, Blacks Beach […]

Reef Catchments work with future leaders

Reef Catchments ran activity sessions at the Future Leaders Eco Challenge (FLEC) on 27 July. FLEC involves Reef Guardian Schools and local partners working together to protect the future of the Great Barrier Reef. This year’s FLEC was themed The Inshore Great Barrier Reef – Bursting with Biodiversity. Activities and key messages of the 2012 […]