Archives for June 2013

How much does a Reef Rescue application cost a cane farmer?

Reef Catchments recently commissioned CSIRO to undertake research into the total cost to sugarcane farmers of implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs) through Reef Rescue. The research report, entitled Private Transaction Costs of Best Management Practices (BMP) through Reef Rescue was published this June. The research was supported by Paddock to Reef and Reef Rescue staff […]

Reef Catchments introduces the Ecosystem Health Monitoring Database

A new interactive database is bringing together information from across the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac region on activities that monitor the health of our region’s ecosystems. The Reef Catchments Citizen Science database aims to incorporate a broad suite of environmental monitoring activities from a range of sources including government agencies, councils, businesses, industry, as well as […]

Reef Catchments welcomes NRM $80m budget boost

Reef Catchments welcomes NRM $80m budget boost Reef Catchments welcomes the announcement of the budget commitment by Queensland Natural Resources Minister Andrew Cripps to support the work of the state’s regional natural resource management (NRM) groups with a forward funding program of $80 million over the next five years. Reef Catchments, CEO Rob Cocco said […]

Rio Tinto’s day on the O’Connell River at the Log Jam

Many hands made for light work on the O’Connell River on Sunday 19 May when over 30 staff and family members from Rio Tinto and Reef Catchments came along for a morning of tree planting, and to relax with a BBQ lunch on the river-bank. Two hundred native trees were planted on the stream bank […]

More Trees for our Region’s Rivers

During May, Reef Catchments’ Healthy Waterways team continued to work with land managers and contractors on the Gregory and O’Connell Rivers to re-vegetate riparian areas for improved ecosystem health and increased resilience to erosion. Around 90 meters of stream bank on the Gregory River and 60 meters on the O’Connell River were re-vegetated with endemic native […]