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ANNUAL REPORT RCL 2018-2019

OUR ANNUAL REPORT Reef Catchments is proud to present our Annual Report for the 2018-2019 Financial Year. We invite you to read about the projects and achievements we have worked on in our region. WITH THANKS TO OUR FUNDERS, STAKEHOLDERS, AND LOCAL COMMUNITY. Resilient ecosystems, engaged community – Reef Catchments is your Natural Resource Management […]

McGuire’s manager Richard Baxter with the butt voting bin.

Mackay hotel patrons vote with their butts to help the environment

A well-known Mackay watering hole is using an unusual device to help keep pollutants out of our waterways. Smokers at McGuire’s CBD Hotel can now use their finished cigarette butts to vote on a question put to them by the hotel management. In doing so, they ensure that their discarded butts, a major pollutant of […]

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Cane movie

Click on this image to view the new movie about Reef Trust 3, a review of what Reef Trust 3 has achieved on the ground. Includes interviews with farmers and extension officers. You can also visit the Reef Catchments YouTube page for a variety of videos on the work being done by Reef Catchments.

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LAND

Reef Catchments aims to assist farmers with the implementation of best management practice, ultimately aimed at reducing water run-off impacting the Great Barrier Reef and improve the long term viability of farms within the region.

Aerial shot of river.

WATER

Reef Catchments River Restoration Projects and Healthy Waterways Program seek to advance science and standards of practice of river restoration and improving the health of the waterways throughout the region through education and community participation programs.

Poster Bucasia Beach.

Coasts & Biodiversity

The Mackay Whitsunday Isaac coastal zone is characterised by a diverse range of natural features including sandy beaches, rocky headlands, extensive intertidal flats, and substantial areas of coastal wetlands. These areas are under increasing threat from development, climate change, population growth and recreational use. The Coasts and Communities program was initiated to set a vision […]

Dead trees.

FIRE

Reef Catchments has developed a range of fire management tools in consultation with Volunteer Rural Fire Brigades, Fire Wardens, fire scientists and key landholders to support their fire management activities.

REGIONAL PEST MANAGEMENT

Over 2700 exotic plant and 73 exotic animal species have been introduced into Australia, severely impacting agriculture systems, urban areas and the natural environment.