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This project is supported by The Central Qld Coast Landcare Network through funding from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country

Caring for our Country

Whitsunday Catchment Landcare is supported by Whitsunday Regional Council and Reef Catchments (Mackay Whitsunday Isaac) Limited

provision of the nursery site, irrigation water and mulch for revegetation projects
Reef Catchments

in kind donation of administrative support
Whitsunday Regional Council


Community Projects

Includes awareness raising, training, support and participation in natural resource management

1. National Tree Day (2002 - Ongoing)
2002 - 60 trees planted along a Cannonvale foreshore creek and 250 planted at the Proserpine Junior Sporting Grounds 2003 - 850 trees planted along Proserpine River and 90 at Proserpine Primary s..
2. Bushcare Volunteer Network: Land and Water Community Centre (2001 - Ongoing)
Workshops on topics such as plant propagation and weed ecology held for volunteers, Land for Wildlife members and the community. A base and training for Green Corps teams from 2002 to 2005 and Gr..
3. Land for Wildlife (1999 - Ongoing)
85 registered properties and 52 working towards registration in the Whitsunday Catchment 14,000 ha protected under voluntary conservation agreements (including 8,200 ha of of-concern vegetation)...
4. Cannonvale Kids Caring for Our Catchment (2009 - 2009)
Poster exhibitions held at Whitsunday Boat Show and a local shopping centre. 1200 canvas bags printed with an anti-litter message and provided to school students and the public...
5. Increasing Community Awareness of NRM (2007 - 2007)
1st Whitsunday Environment Awards held (now yearly) Wearable art fashion show to promote environmental issues Multi-media presentation developed by Ecokids and aired on local community televisio..
6. Training and Involvement of Young People in NRM (2006 - 2006)
Students obtained a Certificate in Conservation and Land Management Students were trained in weed control and revegetation..
7. Constructing the Whitsunday Catchment (2006 - 2006)
Increased knowledge of the Whitsunday catchment by primary school students. Creation of a model of the catchment for display purposes...
8. Whitsunday Tree Day, Free Tree Day (2001 - 2005)
2002 � 1 300 seedlings to ratepayers 2003 � 1 500 seedlings and information supplied to 190 rate payers 2004 � 1 440 seedlings to 164 rate payers 2005 - 2 300 seedlings and advice provided to..
9. Whitsunday Native Plant Propagation Booklet (2003 - 2003)
Gaining of knowledge of local plant species Printing of the Whitsunday Native Plant Propagation Booklet..