Conservation and Communities

Trent and Carlos next to water.

Breaking down barriers to help increase the fish population

Almost half of the fish species in the Mackay Whitsunday region can live in both freshwater and saltwater ...
Long reach excavator clearing weeds.

Long reach excavator targets wetland weeds

Reef Catchments is working to protect and restore wetlands south of Mackay, assisting landholders in the Sandringham Wetland ...
Treatment train on Cowleys Creek.

Wetland treatment train

Reef Catchments was awarded funding from the Queensland Government DEHP to study the water quality benefits of constructed ...
Marine classroom students in front of South Cumberland Islands sign.

Marine classroom on Scawfell Island

Students from Sarina State High School were treated to a trip of a lifetime aboard SV Whitehaven out ...
Revegetation above river.

Community Action Plan (Protect the Great Barrier Reef!)

Reef Catchments worked with the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac community to develop a Community Action Plan to protect the ...
Aerial view of Dumbleton Weir.

Annual Report RCL 2019-2020

Reef Catchments proudly presents our Annual Report for the 2019-2020 Financial Year. We invite you to read about ...
Woman surrounded by vegetation.

Coastcare newsletters new and old

Conservation and Communities E-news, previously Coasts and Communities E-news 2022 SUMMER 2022 2021 WINTER 2021 SPRING 2021 AUTUMN ...
Aerial view of ocean and coral.

Tourism operators reignite water quality monitoring program

Easing of COVID-19 restrictions sparked a return to action for Whitsunday tour boat operators involved in a citizen ...
Juvenile barramundi and adult.

Record numbers of young barramundi found migrating into wetlands

Juvenile barramundi are on the move in the Mackay region. Recent monitoring of fish ladders, situated in the ...
Underwater photograph of coral.

Tourism operators turn into citizen scientists to monitor reef water quality

Tourism operators in the Whitsundays are collecting data through a citizen science project to keep track of the ...
Aerial view of a river.

Annual Report RCL 2018-2019

Reef Catchments proudly presents our Annual Report for the 2018-2019 Financial Year. We invite you to read about ...
Man with butt bin.

Mackay hotel patrons vote with their butts to help the environment

McGuire’s manager Richard Baxter with the butt voting bin. One Mackay hotel is using an unusual device to ...