Archives for July 2012

Update from the CEO | On funding and new directors

Both the Commonwealth and State government had reconfirmed their commitment toward regional NRM in 2012/13 via the provision of base and project funding toward Reef Catchments operations. Given the budgetary challenges seen in Queensland for 2012/13 this funding provision for 2012/13 is most welcomed. July also saw an update in the Reef Catchments board with […]

Grants Help Graziers

Local graziers benefit from Reef Rescue water quality improvement grants. The Muller family constructed 6.5 km of land type fencing and off-stream watering points on their Proserpine property using Reef Rescue funding over the last two years. These additions help the Mullers to better manage their cattle over varying land types, wet conditions and disease […]

Just released | Natural State quarterly edition for July 2012

Every quarter Reef Catchments produces a comprehensive newletter, Natural State, on our many projects and intiatives. Highlights from our July 2012 edition of the Natural State include results of Year 4 of Reef Rescue, review of the Healthy Waterways Symposium, facts about the eradication of Mimosa pigra and our new business, Reef Catchments Solutions. Download […]

Funding makes environmental improvements possible

Schools and community groups can work together to care for our local environment with help from the Reef Catchments Public Fund. In 2010, the Pioneer Environmental Area Project (PEAP) was a Public Fund recipient. PEAP is a joint initiative between Pioneer High School and community environmental groups. Together they repaired and restored a wetland lagoon […]

Collaborating across boundaries: the Role of Ecological Knowledge, Landscape Values and Ecosystem Services in the Riverine River Restoration Programs

In 2011, twenty-one land managers from the Gregory River catchment participated in a survey conducted by Reef Catchments to determine community perception of river condition and conservation priorities for their own properties. The program also sought to find preferred methods of improved conservation practices. During 2012 the project has been expanded to the O’Connell River […]

Ball Bay and Halliday Bay communities brave the weather to help their beach

On Saturday 7 July volunteers braved the rain to help improve the condition of the local beaches at Ball Bay and Haliday Bay as part of Coastal Community Activities. 28 bags of weeds were removed and over 100 plants fertilised by volunteers over a two hour session. By weeding and planting native species, volunteers help […]

Care for our coasts? Volunteer at Ball Bay and Haliday Bay this weekend

On Saturday 7 July, volunteers can help with the maintenance of revegetation sites at Ball Bay and Haliday Bay, including weeding and watering, as part of the winter series of Coastal Community Activities. While the beaches at Ball Bay and Haliday Bay are loved by residents and visitors, they are also important habitats for nesting […]