Media Releases

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24/11/20Annual Soil Symposium and Freckle Farm field day to go ahead
16/10/20Life and land go hand in hand
21/09/20Fresh crews trained in tour operater water quality sampling project
21/09/20Water quality projects reduce fertilisers and pesticides
27/08/20Field day to showcase the best of our small landholders
21/08/20Updated version of Provenance Magazine now available
16/07/2012,000 native plants ensure riparian resilience at Oaky Creek
14/07/20Reef Catchments to lead the community with marine and coastal health plan
26/05/20Tourism operators reignite water quality monitoring program
11/03/20Record numbers of young barramundi found migrating into wetlands
21/02/20Reef Catchments to oversee major water quality improvement program
05/02/20Tourism operators turn into citizen scientists to monitor reef water quality
11/11/19Topsoil expert is guest speaker at Healthy Soils Symposium
23/10/19Waterway health prompts action from community and industry
17/10/19Mackay hotel patrons vote with their butts to help the environment
30/7/19Communications workshop for Reef Water Quality Program
30/7/19Study looks at how treatment trains benefit health of the GBR
23/7/19Women who sail to clean up island
26/6/19150 tonnes of hardwood set to stop river erosion in Gladstone
5/6/19More than a tonne of rubbish removed from islands
17/5/19Seafood in the spotlight on bus tour
27/3/19Crowd expected at 2019 Sustainable Grazing Forum
4/1/19Expedition heads to monitor turtle nesting sites on island beaches
5/12/18Cutting farm costs, better for the back pocket and your backyard
21/11/18Getting down and dirty at Healthy Soils Symposium
2/11/18Project aims to improve water quality
17/10/18Farmers ready to learn how to sell and tell their food story
16/10/18Turtle death highlights need to keep dogs home overnight
24/09/18Help needed to locate Indian myna birds
19/09/18On the scent – Rocky the fox-den-finding dog returns to Mackay
03/08/18Farmers foster fertile soils to combat climate challenges
14/05/1831,000 fish all in a day’s work
01/05/18Conservation dog sniffs out a pest!
24/04/18Drones on display at Innovative Grazing Network event
03/04/18Native vs pest fish – Operation Target Tilapia ready to rumble
08/03/18Could your weeds be trying to tell you something?
01/03/18Science provides a step up to business success for our local graziers
27/02/18Mackay residents and businesses needed to adopt and love a tackle bin
23/11/17Frontline for Farmers Facing Climate Uncertainty
15/11/17Digging Deeper Healthy Soils Symposium
12/10/17Growers Invited To Find Niche Markets
12/10/17High Steaks II – Bull Selection for Graziers
25/09/17Landcare Leaders Showcase Regional Projects and Produce
4/09/17RCL Restructure Announcement
24/08/17Cattle Owners Prepare for New Biosecurity Measures
22/08/17Working Dogs Help Improve Pasture
8/06/17Weedy Grass a Giant Problem for Grazing
24/05/17Brewing Lower Costs and Higher Yields
17/05/17Meet Your Meat Event
16/05/17Growers Invited on Organic Farm Tour
19/04/17Forestry industry heads for the hills
19/04/17Funds for natural asset assessment
18/04/17Whitsundays witnessing avian invasion
18/04/17Hungry Native Animals
11/04/17Carbon, the problem and the solution
19/01/17Farmers and local NRM groups unite to tackle feral pig problem.
28/02/17Grazing Heads into the 21st century.
28/11/16New reef funding will help growers shift to above industry
22/11/16Soil health a solid investment for our farmers
21/11/16Funding available for up to 50% of land management projects
11/11/16Agritourism a gold concept for Whitsunday coffee plantation
03/08/16Queensland’s longest fish ladder under construction in Ipswich
28/07/16Reef Catchments welcomes former Mayor of Mackay as new Chairwoman
27/06/16Fish Hotels are hot real estate for Mackay
09/06/16New Sustainable Grazing Guide Launches for the Mackay Whitsunday Region
31/05/16Forestry an Untapped Alternative for Farmers
25/05/16Better Fish Health a Good Catch for Mackay
29/04/16Sweet Success
22/04/16Dirty Deeds – Done Dirt Cheap
19/04/16Connecting Biodiversity to Tourism
12/04/16The Future of Farming is Here
24/03/16Baby Barra Boost
23/03/16Animal Education for Young Coastcarers
15/03/16Future Proofing Grazing Profits
29/02/16Barratta Creek fire management project
18/02/16Project Catalyst, Innovation in Sugarcane
11/02/16Cane farmers the Game Changers
08/02/16Monitoring reveals fish on the move
04/02/16Sowing the Seeds of Love
04/02/16Reef Out the Rubbish
01/01/16Water Quality e-book launched
01/01/16Coastcare 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
09/11/15Help weed out Bucasia with Coastcare
26/10/15 Seasonal forecasting on offer for Mackay Whitsunday graziers
24/10/15Cane farmers help company to meet 100 percent water replenishment goal
22/10/15Launch of new report card for Mackay
01/10/15Reef Catchments announces successful projects for $135,000 of NLP funding
22/09/15 Morning of fun for young Coastcarers
21/09/15Holistic management a hot topic for graziers
26/08/15 Tilapia Family Fishing Fun Day and barramundi release 
17/08/15Grazing Land Management Field Day and Pub Lunch 
04/08/15Mackay fish face serious transit challenges
28/07/15Mackay Whitsunday set to receive new NLP funding
23/07/15Botanic Gardens works improve life for local fish
29/06/15Gathering set to empower women from all walks of life
12/06/15DIY fertilisers a winning concept for Eton farmers
12/06/15Landholders urged to get serious about controlled burns
11/06/15Help local students discover the beauty of our marine backyard
29/05/15Mackay Grazing Forum 2015
19/05/15Reef Catchments welcomes new NRM leader to Mackay Whitsunday region
15/05/15Soil health a serious challenge for our farmers
23/04/15Call out for Island Conservation Adventurers
17/04/15Rural Events – Soil Health Field Day + Grazing Forum
31/03/155000 seedlings set for planting at Racecourse Mill site
24/03/15Landholder Event_Pond Apple
20/03/15Bayer CropScience Commits to Cane Innovation
27/02/15Traps installed to reduce pollution flow to reef
26/02/15Leading sugar growers gather in Townsville for Project Catalyst
19/02/15Project Catalyst Forum 2015 TOWNSVILLE
17/02/15Clean Streets and Creeks Program Back in Action
3/02/15Launch of new Natural Resource Management Plan for Mackay Whitsunday Isaac
6/01/15Climate Forecasting Workshops for Mackay Whitsunday Farmers
5/01/15Mackay Sugar and Reef Catchments restore land at Racecourse Mill