Bull Selection Field Day – High Steaks II

Choosing the right bull for a profitable livestock enterprise. Your bull determines the performance of your heard and influences weaning rates, survival rates, sales weight and can indirectly complement your grazing management.  Join us for the High Steaks II – Bull Selection Field Day. DATE: Wednesday, 18 October 2017 TIME: 8.30AM to 3PM VENUE: 347 McEwens […]

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 […]

Graziers Climate Adaption and Resilience Workshop

Farmers involved in grazing and horticulture were amongst attendees at the recent Climate Workshop run by Reef Catchments at Proserpine. Landholders were drawn to the workshop by the wide range of topics offered which aimed to explain climate predictions and how to interpret weather patterns particularly with reference to their properties. A risk assessment exercise, […]

Water quality objectives

You are invited to have your say on draft environmental values and water quality objectives for the Mackay-Whitsunday region estuarine and surrounding coastal/marine waters under the Environmental Protection (Water) Policy (EPP Water). The Queensland Government has released draft consultation materials (reports, mapping) for Mackay-Whitsunday region estuarine and surrounding coastal/marine waters waters. These, and an online […]

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 […]

Please help with cat survey

Cat survey to help save our native wildlife Cyclone Debbie has caused major damage to the Whitsunday environment and our native animals and birds are struggling to find new homes and sources of food. The last thing they need is to be played with, or eaten by, our pets, especially our cats. It required by […]

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 […]

Carbon, the problem and the solution

We are on the cusp of an uncertain but exciting time in agriculture. Farmers are at the coalface when it comes to climate variability and carbon. However successful business strategies identify threats and apply problem solving to drive opportunity. Could carbon be both the problem and a solution? The research is confirming carbon held in soil is the key to fertility and water holding capacity. It also provides a buffer in times of variability of climate change.