Archives for April 2012

Hear from water quality experts at GBR catchment symposium

Leaders in water quality management and research will be gathering in Mackay on 14 June 2012 for the Healthy Waterways Symposium Mackay Whitsunday Isaac. The Symposium is a key opportunity to share knowledge and celebrate successes of on-ground programs and research generated from the Central Queensland region and catchments of the Great Barrier Reef. An […]

Blacks Beach Working Bee This Weekend

Everyone is invited to attend coastal community activities at Blacks Beach Reserve on this Saturday 28 April.  Enjoy an afternoon of planting and socialising with your friends and neighbours, and make a difference at your local beach. “Volunteers in the northern Beaches area have been highly supportive and generous with their time” said Ms Noni […]

Project Catalyst Growers Forum 2012

[vc_column_text width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Mackay cane growers talk innovation, sustainability and farm economics in Townsville Sixty five switched-on cane growers met with conservation group WWF, natural resources groups including Reef Catchments (Mackay, Whitsunday, Isaac) and global soft drink manufacturer Coca Cola for the Project Catalyst Growers Forum held February 27-29 in Townsville. The various groups […]

Let’s talk healthy waterways

[vc_column_text width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] Contribute to the conversation about protecting waterways in the Mackay Whitsunday region: register for the 2012 Healthy Waterways Symposium. The Healthy Waterways Symposium brings together regional community members, industry professionals, and government to share ideas and work towards protecting the Mackay Whitsunday catchments. Collaborative learning workshops, presentations, and field trips are […]

Coastal volunteers turn out to revegetate Northern Beaches

More than twenty volunteers from Shoal point and Bucasia attended Coastal Community Activities on March 24 to improve the condition of their local beach. Over one hundred native seedlings were planted and the surrounding area weeded during the two working bees. This was a great effort on behalf of the community and will stabilise the […]

Stock Take course a must for all graziers

Don’t miss the opportunity to update your skills and knowledge at the upcoming Stock Take course. Reef Catchments and the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation (DEEDI) will be holding a one day Stock Take course for graziers in the Mackay Whitsunday and Isaac catchment areas as the first stage of a water quality […]

Nominate locals for Healthy Waterways Awards

Water is essential for life. From the local swimming hole to the Great Barrier Reef, water quality in the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac catchments affects everyone. Show your support for the people who contribute to better water quality by nominating them for the inaugural Mackay Whitsunday Isaac Healthy Waterways Alliance Awards 2012. All types of groups and […]

Coastal Community Activities

Coastal Community Activities provide opportunities for local residents to get involved in coastal management initiatives at their beach.  Activities include coastal dune planting and maintenance, weed control, and rubbish removal.  These events are designed to provide coastal residents with a meaningful opportunity for engagement, to meet their neighbours and the staff that work on our […]

Get involved at your beach

[vc_column_text width=”1/1″ el_position=”first last”] This weekend marked the first Mackay Coastal Community Activities of 2012. Volunteers attended events at Ball Bay and Haliday Bay on Saturday 3 March to remove weeds and look after native vegetation. “The work of these volunteers is incredibly valuable,” said Ms Noni Zahmel, Reef Catchments Project Officer. “Working with the […]