Horticulture Growers Explore Niche Markets

We can grow a wide range of produce here in the sweet spot on the edge of the tropical and sub-tropical growing zones. Farmers and business owners in the Greater Whitsunday Region are taking advantage of this opportunity by sourcing seasonal produce to cater for a niche and local market. 24 growers took a bus tour […]

Students of the sea

It’s not your everyday classroom, but the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday islands have offered 35 local Mackay students a truly memorable marine lesson.

Participatory scenario planning for sustainability in a changing climate

Focus was on change and future sustainability for the MWI NRM region at a recent stakeholder event, which invited participants to be involved in participatory scenario planning for sustainability in a changing climate.

Mackay and district landholders urged to get serious about controlled burns

The local Rural Fire Service Queensland (RFSQ) is urging Mackay and district landholders to get serious about controlled burns, as part of Rural Fire Service Week 2015.

Island adventure helps restore beaches post-cyclone

A recent trip to the Percy Isles by Wild Mob and Reef Catchments has helped restore and maintain island conditions as the cyclone season draws to a close. Island adventurers are now sought for 2015 trips ahead.

Eco Barge program to clean the streets of Airlie

Thanks to Reef Catchments and Eco Barge, land-based litter on the streets, creeks and foreshore areas of Airlie Beach will once again be targeted through the Clean Streets and Creeks Program.

Hunt for Tilapia continues in Mackay

Efforts to detect and control tilapia outbreaks in Mackay were recently renewed, taking a high-tech twist with the use of environmental DNA (eDNA sampling).

Mackay 2014 coastal achievements released

Coastal works done across the Mackay region in partnership with Mackay Regional Council and the community have been tallied for the year – and the results show an outstanding commitment to our coast.

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.

Spotlight on our endangered and threatened species

We’ve all heard about the plight of the panda and the battle to save the black rhinoceros – but what about the endangered animals that live in the Mackay & Whitsundays? This month, Reef Catchments has launched a new tool to help put the spotlight on animal and plant species that need looking after in […]