Better fish health a GOOD catch in Mackay

From barra to barred javelin – the release this May of a benchmark report in Mackay shows keen recreational fishers are set to benefit from healthier fish stock and improved quality and quantity of fish in our waterways. The report St Helens to Cape Hillsborough net free zone pre and post declaration surveys has highlighted […]

Soil is a living organism

There are many ways to improve productivity and yield on farm, however there is a growing movement of producers looking at their soil condition as the place to begin. Central Queensland Soil Health Systems (CQSHS) is a not for profit group of farmers seeking new and improved ways of growing crops and pasture whilst reducing […]

Native fish can’t jump

Reef Catchments and local landholders – working to improve the health of the O’Connell River through the removing barriers and improving in-stream habitat. To many, paradise is living and fishing in and around the Mackay Whitsunday region with many visitors coming to the region each year for the opportunity to catch a Barra or Jungle […]

Students dive into holiday fun for the Reef’s future

Teaching the next generation safe swimming may be the purpose of the Airlie Aquatic Reef Program, but thanks to the Federal Government National Landcare Programme (NLP), kids have the opportunity to learn about the importance of reef conservation and their role in it, whilst snorkelling in the pristine waters of the Whitsunday islands. “Reef Catchments […]

Young ‘turtles’ take to the beach to find out more about conservation

It’s not often you get the chance to put on a shell and take to the beach in the name of conservation.

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.

Grazing BMP Sessions on offer (Mackay region) September 2015

FOR GRAZIERS, BY GRAZIERS.  Read the full details about the workshops. Best management practices in grazing will be the focus of free workshops, run by producers for producers, at Proserpine and Walkerston/Mackay in September. The workshops will focus on five modules of an online self-assessment tool, Grazing Best Management Practices, which has been designed to […]

Channel erosion work underway on the O’Connell

Work by Reef Catchments on land adjoining the O’Connell River aims to make a significant difference to water leaving the property which will reduce pollutant and runoff levels both in the waterway and to the reef.

Mackay’s youngest eco-warriors take to the beach

A group of Mackay’s youngest eco-warriors came together recently to help clean up our local beaches and learn more about the importance of looking after the coast, waterways and marine environment. Aged just four and five, what the group lacked in size, they more than make up for in passion. The team from the Mackay […]