Archives for September 2012

Weed Watch: Giant Rat’s Tail grass

G, R and T: three innocent letters that make up the acronym for one of the worst weeds in the State, Giant Rat’s Tail. GRT (Sporobolus natalensis) is currently a Class 2 declared weed in Queensland that causes significant amounts of damage to grazing lands and natural areas. Originally from Africa, GRT was introduced to […]

Good works on the Gregory River

Since 2010 Reef Catchments has been working with the Gregory River community on a series of projects to improve the ecosystem health of the river. Despite the diverse land use, the Gregory River has retained moderate ecological value. However there are significant areas for improvement, including instream habitat and riparian vegetation. Priority projects were directed […]

Over $12 million invested into on-farm improvement through Reef Rescue

More than 800 Mackay Whitsunday land managers in the sugarcane, grazing and horticultural industries have received Reef Rescue funding to improve the quality of water leaving their farms. The Reef Rescue program is now in its fifth year. Over the years Reef Rescue coordinators have successfully engaged agricultural land managers to improve the water quality […]

Coast carers launch into spring

The spring calendar of Coastal Community Activities is now available.  Activities in the coming months will include weeding, watering, and rubbish collection to protect our coastal environments. With the return of nesting marine turtles and migratory shorebirds to our beaches and foreshores, spring is an exciting season on our coast. Every year up to 23,000 […]