River Restoration News - Summer 2012

River Restoration News
Helping to manage our waterways with the whole community

Gregory River

New river projects

Caring for our Country

Congratulations to Reef Catchments Healthy Waterways team for securing Caring for our Country funding. This is the Federal Government's program to protect the Australian landscape and help ensure our farmlands remain viable into the future. Funding will contribute to on-ground works in the Gregory and O'Connell Rivers and help launch a new project in the Sarina Beaches waterways.

Summer 2012

Gregory River news

Community Meeting 

Thanks to those folk who made it along to the Gregory River community meeting at Proserpine CWA on 8th December. It was a great opportunity to meet with Whitsunday Regional Council and Reef Catchments Pest Management Officers, Whitsunday Catchment Landcare and Reef Catchments River Restoration Coordinator for morning tea and expert advice! For those who couldn't attend simply click the link below for an update.

News from the Gregory River community meeting

O'Connell River news 

New river partnerships

Reef Catchments and the O'Connell River community are partnering with Griffith University, Pioneer River Improvement Trust, DERM, Whitsunday and Pioneer Catchment Landcare and Rio Tinto to work on streambank stabilisation using an innovative technique with Engineered Log Jams (ELJs). Over time monitoring will determine the effect of the ELJ's on improving fish communites, bank stability and sediment reduction in the river. Construction is planned after the wet season. If you know of logs in the area that can be 'recycled' into the ELJs please let us know.

Read more here about the ELJ project

Sarina Beaches news

Welcome Sarina Beaches community

2012 will see Reef Catchments River Restoration program in partnership with Sarina Landcare Catchment Management Assoc. expand into the waterways of the Sarina Beaches catchment management area. As the new year unfolds we will be connecting with the community to assist with prioritising the program. If you would like more information during the early planning stages please contact our Healthy Waterways officer on the link below.

Click to connect with our Healthy Waterways officer


River program highlights

Feb/Mar 2012 Wet season fish monitoring O'Connell River
Feb/Mar 2012 Feral Pig Control consultation Gregory River
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