A Wetland Working Group was formed in 2014 to promote the sustainable use and management of natural and constructed wetlands in the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac NRM region.
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The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) Catchments Loads Monitoring Program, monitors the annual loads of pollutants (sediments, pesticides and nutrients) generated from terrestrial runoff in the GBR catchments
The Holistic Farms project aims to increase awareness and the adoption of land management practices to improve and protect the condition of soil, biodiversity, and vegetation on properties within the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac regions.
This Project involves Reef Catchments undertaking targeted pesticide concentration water quality monitoring at eight specified estuarine sites across the Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac Region (MWI Region), from the Gregory River in the north to Carmila Creek in the south.
The purpose of Reef Catchments is to enable sustainable natural resource management throughout the Mackay Whitsunday Isaac region for the benefit of everyone. The Reef Catchments Strategic Plan 2018-2022 outlines our values, our purpose, and the steps required to achieve resilient ecosystems and an engaged community.
Reef Trust VII – O’Connell and Proserpine Basins Water Quality Project (the project) aims to provide targeted support to maximise soil, biodiversity and vegetation outcomes in the O’Connell and Proserpine basins of the Mackay Whitsunday Natural Resource Management (NRM) region through increased awareness and adoption of land management practices that protect and improve natural condition.
The Sustainable Agriculture team works with farmers and landholders to implement actions and activities on their properties to reduce undesirable outcomes such as sediment loss, erosion, and runoff of pesticides and fertilisers.
The Healthy Waterways Alliance, which is supported by the Queensland Government, provides a structured framework to achieve measurable improvement in the health of the waterways of the region.
The Conservation and Communities team at Reef Catchments works on a wide variety of ever-changing projects. Some of our focus areas include local coastal plans, fire, islands and threatened species.
Reef Trust IV (RT4) aims to reduce fine sediment which enters the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) lagoon by developing long term affordable methods for landholders to improve water quality and reduce sub surface erosion from gullies and stream banks.
The Mackay Whitsunday Water Quality Program (MWWQP) is part of the larger Reef Trust Partnership Water Quality Program involving the Australian Government and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation. Funding of $22.7 million has been allocated under the Reef Trust Partnership for this four-year program.
The Whitsunday Water Quality Monitoring Blueprint for Tourism Operators project aims to increase understanding of water quality and reef health in the Whitsundays.
Sandy Creek is a very high risk area for pesticides, improvement in water quality depends upon growers improving their land management practices.
The Tackle Bin Project is an initiative to prevent plastics and other litter, particularly recreational fishing rubbish, from entering the marine environment. Reef Catchments has brought this project to Mackay, and there are Tackle Bins throughout Queensland.
Every year, volunteers come together to collect citizen science data about five seagrass sites across our region. Reef Catchments is looking to support a volunteer group in Mackay/Isaac to monitor southern sites.