How do you shop?

Take this 10 minute survey to assist the farmers in our region to understand the demand for regional, sustainable produce. This project is supported by Reef Catchments through funding from the Australian Government national Landcare Program.

Local food a standout success

Reef Catchments is a proud sponsor of the annual Greater Whitsunday Food Network (GWFN) Farm to Plate Dinner and Bus Tour thanks to the National Landcare Programme. This year’s events (held June 2018) were a standout success – a huge thanks to all involved!

31,000 fish all in a day’s work

Tens of thousands of fish have been recorded flowing through constructed fishways in Mackay.

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.