Reef Catchments undertakes the management of volunteer actions aligned to landscape rehabilitation through which it is able to engage with citizens keen to participate in community activities and to address human environmental and social needs.
Seagrass community monitoring involves volunteers at Hydeaway Bay, Pioneer Bay, Dingo Beach, St Helens, and Clairview, where they collect citizen science data.
Sign up with our local conservation groups to remain informed and to keep up to date with their activities. They will provide you with various ways in which you can be involved.
Do you enjoy bird watching? Experienced or novice, join our local enthusiast at Birdlife Mackay, and see if you too can spot the Eungella Honeyeater. For more information please contact Birdlife Mackay
Eco Barge Clean Seas undertake regular marine debris removal trips and clean-up events out of Airlie Beach. Become a volunteer and add to their success of clearing more than 150,000 kg of marine debris from within and around the majestic Whitsundays Islands. Sign up at Eco Barge Clean Seas Inc..
Every year hundreds of thousands of native animals are injured, orphaned, or become sick. Volunteers play a key role in wildlife rescue and care. Not only will you be learning new skills and helping animals in need, you can make new friends and create an enriching experience for yourself as well. If you’re able to lend a hand or give some of your spare time contact Fauna Rescue Whitsundays.
There are three Landcare groups in our region. Each has its own volunteer events and hold excellent conservation and educational activities. Contact your local Landcare group today.
Whitsunday Catchment Landcare
Pioneer Catchment Landcare
Sarina Landcare Catchment Management Association
Mackay and District Turtle Watch collects data on turtles nesting in the Mackay Isaac region and relocates nests that are at risk of being unsuccessful. Contact Mackay Turtle Watch to become involved.
Seagrass-Watch is a global volunteer seagrass monitoring program that occurs across 25 countries and 300 sites. Monitoring occurs several times a year at a variety of locations throughout the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac region. Reef Catchments supports the Seagrass Watch program across three locations, in the Whitsundays, one in Mackay, and one in Isaac. Here is more information on Seagrass Watch, or you can join the Facebook pages run by Mackay Seagrass Watch Volunteers and Whitsunday Seagrass Watch Volunteers if you would like to volunteer and to help to collect seagrass data.