Catchment loads monitoring

The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Catchments Loads Monitoring Program, monitors the annual loads of pollutants (sediments, pesticides and nutrients) generated from terrestrial runoff in the GBR catchments. The monitoring is undertaken at 26 sites across 14 drainage basins. The data is then used to model annual loads across the 35 drainage basins which is used […]

Grazing Field Day

Grazing Field Day 45 graziers ventured to the Trimble’s cattle property on the O’Connell River for a day of hands on learning, at the 2017 Grazing Field Day in March. The 114 hectare property is a showcase for what can be achieved through effective management practices. Weed control, especially of sicklepod, itch grass and Giant Rat’s Tail grass, has been a major focus […]

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.