Reef Catchments ready to improve water quality – Janes Creek and Mackay Gooseponds

Reef Catchments has received funding to deliver an exciting new project, working with farmers and contractors to improve water quality in the Janes Creek Catchment, and on into Mackay’s urban area.

Value of trees on your property

Native forests tend to withstand local conditions (including cyclones) better than plantations in Reef Catchments sustainable forestry trials.

Reef Catchments and landholders ready to repair widespread cyclone damage

Oaky Creek erosion project first in a line of land remediation works.

Traditional Owners develop the MWI TORG Strategic Plan 2017 – 2027

Traditional Owners in the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac (MWI) region are taking an active regional role with the development of the MWI TORG Strategic Plan 2017 – 2027.

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.

Reef Trust IV – erosion reduction support available

Support is available for landholders to reduce erosion of riparian areas. Reef Catchments has been awarded funding through the Australian Government Reef Trust IV – Gully and Stream Bank Erosion Control Program to undertake erosion management works within five high priority sub-catchments. These sub-catchments include Andromache River Murray Creek O’Connell River St Helens Creek Upper […]

Connecting Foodies and Farmers with the Greater Whitsunday Food Network Bus Tour

Farmers, consumers, hospitality and agriculture industry spent the day touring farms in our region on with the Greater Whitsunday Food Network, Farm to Plate Bus Tour on Thursday July 20. Over 100 locals were all aboard buses with special guests celebrity chef Matt Golinski and ABC Landline presenter Pip Courtney. First stop was the Jurgen’s […]

Carbon Neutral Float in Whitsunday Reef Festival Parade

Staff and supporters dressed up as their favourite marine creatures for the annual street parade in Airlie Beach, flying the flag for Reef Catchments to connect with the community through our shared love of the reef. A turtle, shark, Julia’s artists impression of Landcare and Stef’s outfit made entirely of marine debris, entertained the crowds […]

Invitation to Participate in the Recent Ecological Change in Australia Project

The Department of the Environment and Energy, together with the CSIRO are undertaking an investigation to understand how Australia’s biodiversity has been changing in recent years. As a part of this investigation we are seeking to understand how the 1°C increase in surface temperature experienced over the past century may have contributed to recent changes […]

5 things you can commit to this Earth Day April 22

  5 things you can commit to this Earth Day April 22 1 Sign up to volunteer Environmental volunteerism is a way meet new people, learn new skills and to give back to the planet that supports you. Conservation Volunteers Australia, Landcare groups and Turtle Watch are just a few in our region. See a list […]