Funding available for environmental projects

Jun 27, 2012 |

Rejuvenate wetlands, protect marine wildlife and improve habitat connectivity in Mackay, the Whitsundays and Isaac with help from the Reef Catchments Public Fund.

Community groups, schools, not-for-profit organisations and sole proprietors interested in caring for our local environment are invited to apply for the Reef Catchments Public Fund. Round 2 of the 2011/12 Public Fund opens today and runs until 31 July.

Project applications need to focus on the sustainable management of a natural resource in Mackay Whitsunday Isaac and deliver a tangible difference to the region. A natural resource can be land, water, plants and wildlife, coasts or marine asset.

The Reef Catchments Public Fund was established in 2008 to enhance the capacity of the community to become involved in natural resource management.

Over the years the Reef Catchment Public Fund has supported many successful projects, such as the Pioneer Environmental Area Project conducted by Pioneer State High School, which aimed to rejuvenate a wetland, increasing biodiversity and improving water quality.

The Public Fund has also supported Conservation Volunteers Australia, who conducted weed control and revegetation on the Morag McNicol and Slade Point Reserve grounds.

Applications for Round 2 of 2011/12 close on 31 July 2012. Click here for application details.