Archives for September 2014

Book in now for Project Catalyst Burdekin Field Tour

It’s planting time in the sugar industry and for Reef Catchments this means there are a host of new trials being implemented for Project Catalyst, Game Changer and our Sustainable Agriculture program.  Reef Catchments is working with NQ Dry Tropics and Terrain Wet Tropics to bring sugarcane farmers from the three regions together for a […]

Whitsunday Catchment Landcare has a new home

Whitsunday Catchment Landcare Group recently relocated from the Whitsunday Regional Council Office to the Reef Catchments Office at 45 Main Street Proserpine.  “Sharing an office with Reef Catchments makes perfect sense, both our organisations work with landholders, Council and other groups to look after the natural resources of the region,” said Graham Armstrong, Chair of […]

Reef Programme: Year one

The Plane Creek and Mackay Productivity Boards, CANEGROWERS and Farmacist collectively worked with 239 sugarcane farmers across the Mackay Whitsunday region in the inaugural year of Reef Programme. Reef Programme is the successor to the Australian Government’s very successful Reef Rescue program. Like Reef Rescue the program, facilitated by Reef Catchments, is designed to improve […]

Working on Wetlands in Mackay-Whitsunday

More prominence will be given to the restoration, construction and maintenance of critical wetlands in the Mackay-Whitsunday region, thanks to the good work of the Wetland Working Group. Formed this year, the group aims to develop and share information on wetland activities that are happening locally, as well as seeking partnerships to add value to […]

Your region, have your say

New Natural Resource Management Plan 2014-2024 open for Public Review. A draft of the new Natural Resource Management Plan (2014-2024) for Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac is now available for public comment.  The plan provides the community and stakeholders an opportunity to have a final say on how our land, water, coasts and islands should be […]

Mackay’s youngest eco-warriors take to the beach

A group of Mackay’s youngest eco-warriors came together recently to help clean up our local beaches and learn more about the importance of looking after the coast, waterways and marine environment. Aged just four and five, what the group lacked in size, they more than make up for in passion. The team from the Mackay […]

Marine Classroom brings aquatic environment alive for students

A marine adventure on the high seas isn’t your average school day. But for 63 high school students from the Mackay region, time spent on the water has been an educational highlight this year as part of the Mackay Marine Classroom Program.

Be a part of something bigger at Reef Blitz 2014

Residents and visitors in the Mackay and Whitsundays have a unique opportunity to discover, identify and record the plants and animals living in and around our Great Barrier Reef.  Those wanting to get involved in Reef Blitz 2014 this month will play an essential role in reef management, contributing meaningful data and findings from a […]

Turtle group takes out Highly Commended

Reef Catchments would like to congratulate the Mackay and District Turtle Watch Association (MDTWA) who recently took out ‘Highly Commended’ at the National Landcare Awards in Melbourne.  The MDTWA were one of just nine groups selected to represent Queensland at the prestigious awards, after winning the Queensland State Coastcare category. The well-deserved national Highly Commended […]

Turtle season upon us again

Sign up now for the Mackay Turtle Talk and Beach Walk – for details CLICK HERE  It’s an exciting time of year for turtle-lovers in Mackay and the Whitsundays, as female marine turtles make their way up our local beaches to nest. Six of the seven species of sea turtle found throughout the world live […]