Media Releases

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11/03/20 Record numbers of young barramundi found migrating into wetlands
21/2/20 Reef Catchments to oversee major water quality improvement program
5/2/20 Tourism operators turn into citizen scientists to monitor reef water quality
11/11/19 Topsoil expert is guest speaker at Healthy Soils Symposium
23/10/19 Waterway health prompts action from community and industry
17/10/19 Mackay hotel patrons vote with their butts to help the environment
30/7/19 Communications workshop for Reef Water Quality Program
30/7/19 Study looks at how treatment trains benefit health of the GBR
23/7/19 Women who sail to clean up island
26/6/19 150 tonnes of hardwood set to stop river erosion in Gladstone
5/6/19 More than a tonne of rubbish removed from islands
17/5/19 Seafood in the spotlight on bus tour
27/3/19 Crowd expected at 2019 Sustainable Grazing Forum
4/1/19 Expedition heads to monitor turtle nesting sites on island beaches
5/12/18 Cutting farm costs, better for the back pocket and your backyard
21/11/18 Getting down and dirty at Healthy Soils Symposium
2/11/18 Project aims to improve water quality
17/10/18 Farmers ready to learn how to sell and tell their food story
16/10/18 Turtle death highlights need to keep dogs home overnight
24/09/18 Help needed to locate Indian myna birds
19/09/18 On the scent – Rocky the fox-den-finding dog returns to Mackay
03/08/18 Farmers foster fertile soils to combat climate challenges
14/05/18 31,000 fish all in a day’s work
01/05/18 Conservation dog sniffs out a pest!
24/04/18 Drones on display at Innovative Grazing Network event
03/04/18 Native vs pest fish – Operation Target Tilapia ready to rumble
08/03/18 Could your weeds be trying to tell you something?
01/03/18 Science provides a step up to business success for our local graziers
27/02/18 Mackay residents and businesses needed to adopt and love a tackle bin
23/11/17 Frontline for Farmers Facing Climate Uncertainty
15/11/17 Digging Deeper Healthy Soils Symposium
12/10/17 Growers Invited To Find Niche Markets
12/10/17 High Steaks II – Bull Selection for Graziers
25/09/17 Landcare Leaders Showcase Regional Projects and Produce
4/09/17 RCL Restructure Announcement
24/08/17 Cattle Owners Prepare for New Biosecurity Measures
22/08/17 Working Dogs Help Improve Pasture
8/06/17 Weedy Grass a Giant Problem for Grazing
24/05/17 Brewing Lower Costs and Higher Yields
17/05/17 Meet Your Meat Event
16/05/17 Growers Invited on Organic Farm Tour
19/04/17 Forestry industry heads for the hills
19/04/17 Funds for natural asset assessment
18/04/17 Whitsundays witnessing avian invasion
18/04/17 Hungry Native Animals
11/04/17 Carbon, the problem and the solution
19/01/17 Farmers and local NRM groups unite to tackle feral pig problem.
28/02/17 Grazing Heads into the 21st century.
28/11/16 New reef funding will help growers shift to above industry
22/11/16 Soil health a solid investment for our farmers
21/11/16 Funding available for up to 50% of land management projects
11/11/16 Agritourism a gold concept for Whitsunday coffee plantation
03/08/16 Queensland’s longest fish ladder under construction in Ipswich
28/07/16 Reef Catchments welcomes former Mayor of Mackay as new Chairwoman
27/06/16 Fish Hotels are hot real estate for Mackay
09/06/16 New Sustainable Grazing Guide Launches for the Mackay Whitsunday Region
31/05/16 Forestry an Untapped Alternative for Farmers
25/05/16 Better Fish Health a Good Catch for Mackay
29/04/16 Sweet Success
22/04/16 Dirty Deeds – Done Dirt Cheap
19/04/16 Connecting Biodiversity to Tourism
12/04/16 The Future of Farming is Here
24/03/16 Baby Barra Boost
23/03/16 Animal Education for Young Coastcarers
15/03/16 Future Proofing Grazing Profits
29/02/16 Barratta Creek fire management project
18/02/16 Project Catalyst, Innovation in Sugarcane
11/02/16 Cane farmers the Game Changers
08/02/16 Monitoring reveals fish on the move
04/02/16 Sowing the Seeds of Love
04/02/16 Reef Out the Rubbish
01/01/16 Water Quality e-book launched
01/01/16 Coastcare volunteers snap up prizes
14/12/15  Mackay ‘paves the way’ in environmental innovation
08/12/15  Protecting sea turtles awareness day
22/11/15  Capture your Coast photography competition
18/11/15  Mackay welcomes leading soil ‘celebrity’ an Healthy Soils Symposium 2015
17/10/15  A plan comes together at Little McCreadys Creek
09/11/15 Help weed out Bucasia with Coastcare
26/10/15  Seasonal forecasting on offer for Mackay Whitsunday graziers
24/10/15 Cane farmers help company to meet 100 percent water replenishment goal
22/10/15 Launch of new report card for Mackay
01/10/15 Reef Catchments announces successful projects for $135,000 of NLP funding
22/09/15  Morning of fun for young Coastcarers
21/09/15 Holistic management a hot topic for graziers
26/08/15  Tilapia Family Fishing Fun Day and barramundi release 
17/08/15 Grazing Land Management Field Day and Pub Lunch 
04/08/15 Mackay fish face serious transit challenges
28/07/15 Mackay Whitsunday set to receive new NLP funding
23/07/15 Botanic Gardens works improve life for local fish
29/06/15 Gathering set to empower women from all walks of life
12/06/15 DIY fertilisers a winning concept for Eton farmers
12/06/15 Landholders urged to get serious about controlled burns
11/06/15 Help local students discover the beauty of our marine backyard
29/05/15 Mackay Grazing Forum 2015
19/05/15 Reef Catchments welcomes new NRM leader to Mackay Whitsunday region
15/05/15 Soil health a serious challenge for our farmers
23/04/15 Call out for Island Conservation Adventurers
17/04/15 Rural Events – Soil Health Field Day + Grazing Forum
31/03/15 5000 seedlings set for planting at Racecourse Mill site
24/03/15 Landholder Event_Pond Apple
20/03/15 Bayer CropScience Commits to Cane Innovation
27/02/15 Traps installed to reduce pollution flow to reef
26/02/15 Leading sugar growers gather in Townsville for Project Catalyst
19/02/15 Project Catalyst Forum 2015 TOWNSVILLE
17/02/15 Clean Streets and Creeks Program Back in Action
3/02/15 Launch of new Natural Resource Management Plan for Mackay Whitsunday Isaac
6/01/15 Climate Forecasting Workshops for Mackay Whitsunday Farmers
5/01/15 Mackay Sugar and Reef Catchments restore land at Racecourse Mill