Archives for April 2013

Reef Rescue Grazing Forum

The Reef Rescue Grazing Forum 2013 The Reef Rescue Grazing Forum was held in Mackay on the 13th March at the Mackay Entertainment Centre. Sponsored by the Federal Government’s Reef Rescue program and Meat and Livestock Australia, the Forum brought together graziers, scientists and industry representatives to share ideas and discuss the best ways to […]

Ball Bay and Blacks Beach Spit

Community volunteers at Ball Bay got a crash course in the invasive weed Mother of Millions at a Coastcare Activity on April 13, removing around 200kg from the dunes. Mother of Millions, as the name suggests, can rapidly reproduce – with ‘plantlets’ forming on the leaf edges which fall off and form new plants. “Mother […]

Healthy Waterways – Native Trees for Healthy Rivers

Riparian Revegetation – why do it? The riparian area is the part of the landscape adjoining rivers and streams that has a direct influence on the water and aquatic ecosystems within them. It includes the stream banks and a strip of land of variable width along the banks. When properly vegetated, these transitional boundaries between […]

Proserpine Office Opening

The official opening of the new Reef Catchments Proserpine office was held on the 28th March 2013. Officiated by Federal Member for Dawson, George Christenson and Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor, Jennifer Whitney the new address was bustling with guests for the event. With the decision to open the Proserpine Office, the Reef Catchments team was […]

P2R (Paddock to Reef) Wet season monitoring upgrade

The Reef Catchments Mackay Whitsunday Paddock monitoring program has almost completed its fourth year of wet season sugarcane production monitoring. In this latest year the program has undergone an upgrade with two new treatments added to the Victoria Plains site that provide us with water quality data on banded herbicide application in contrast with broadcast […]