Archives for December 2013

Feral pigs a high priority for Whitsundays

Caption: Whitsunday Regional Council Technical Officer Pest and Vector Control Bren Fuller (right), and Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service Ranger (Airlie Beach, Central Region) Steve Moss prepare for aerial pig control as part of a large-scale pest management program in the Whitsundays.  More than 72,000 hectares in the Whitsundays have been targeted for feral pig […]

Launch of Reef Rescue – the next step

There was plenty to celebrate at the official launch of the next phase of Reef Rescue this October. The popular program is once again set to provide Mackay and Whitsunday landholders with access to much-needed funds and expertise. Reef Rescue funding provided by the Australian Government totals $200 million over the next five years. In […]

Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac community invited to develop the region’s plan

Caption: Reef Catchments CEO Rob Cocco and NRM Plan coordinator Alice Spencer will work with groups in the Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac Region to help manage natural resources for the future. What do you want our region to look and be like in 50 years time? The community is being asked to have a say […]

Coastcare week celebrates Mackay’s coastal achievements for 2013

With more than 12 tonnes of rubbish removed from local beaches, over 5000 native seedlings planted to stabiles dunes and an area greater than 240 football fields cleared of invasive weeds, it’s been a good year on the coast. This December, Reef Catchments launched official figures confirming the good work done on Mackay beaches throughout […]

Traditional Owners gather on Scawfell Island to help map future plan for Mackay & Whitsundays

Caption: Traditional Owners gather on Scawfell Island to have their say on how to manage islands in the Whitsunday and Mackay region. From left: Carol Prior, Clifford Prior, Lynette Pryor, Roscoe Pryor, Gerard Pryor, Jennifer Emily Stewart, Adrena Pryor, Moarna Pryor and Nicky-Bidju Prior.     Traditional Owners from across Queensland gathered on Scawfell Island this […]

Mackay farmers embrace Engineered Log Jam

  Caption: Engineered Log Jam designer, Dr Andrew Brooks (right) from Griffith University and Dr Kate Steel from the Pioneer Catchment & Landcare Group prepare to construct three  log jams in Owens Creek, near Gargett.     Mackay landholders recently donated more than 270 logs to create some of the region’s first ‘Engineered Log Jams’ (ELJs) and help […]