The quality of water

Read all about it! The Water Quality Summary for 2017-2019 for the Bakers Creek repair site has just been released. Bakers Creek System Repair Site – Water Quality Summary 2017-2019 Reef Catchments is undertaking a four year study of the water quality benefits of a constructed wetland treatment train at Bakers Creek. Treatment trains use […]

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.

Wetlands working with the land

Stewart and Sarah Borg’s grazing property “Marklands” in the Rocky Dam Creek sub-catchment is impressive. Home to wallabies, barramundi and more than three hundred bird species, the wetlands are an important habitat.

Cutting farm costs – better for the back pocket, and our backyard

The cost of fertiliser, chemicals, fuel, and power are four costs which are seriously compromising our local cane farmers. In light of this, a group of growers is moving toward what they hope will be a more efficient future – one that helps the environment and our ‘backyard’ as much as their back pocket. Through […]

Oaky Creek Disaster Recovery Project

Oaky Creek was a torrent of water as flooding associated with Tropical Cyclone Debbie ripped down the channel and spilled over the banks. Multiple landslides at the top of the catchment added gravel loads into the creek which were then spread across adjacent cane land.  At some sites the creek moved more than 10 meters, […]

Project Catalyst Video 2018 Forum

This video features numerous interviews with growers who discuss questions such as new innovation including drones, succession plans, and the importance of technology.

Tour of eco-friendly farm

Join us for the Freckle Farm tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 25 where you can see, first hand, how local farmers produce eco-friendly, chemical free, and hormone free produce. The tour will include a drone demonstration and lunch is free, but bring your own chair. Landholders, Rob Bauman and Deb McLucas […]

Community responds in a big way! Operation Target Tilapia

Native vs. pest fish – Operation Target Tilapia at Mackay Gooseponds The ‘cane toad’ of Queensland’s waters was the target for eager young anglers at a recent family fishing event designed to raise awareness of what’s happening in our waterways. Community response to Operation Target Tilapia was overwhelming with 300 people of all ages flocking […]

31,000 fish all in a day’s work

Tens of thousands of fish have been recorded flowing through constructed fishways in Mackay.

Conservation dog sniffs out a pest!

It’s not everyday you employ an English Springer Spaniel to tackle the big jobs. But that’s just what Reef Catchments has done, in a win-win for the environment and local landholders. Rocky, a specially trained conservation detector dog, has assisted Reef Catchments, Queensland National Parks, and local property owners (Mackay region) to locate fox dens […]