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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

Pioneer Catchment & Landcare Group is supported by Mackay Regional Council through the Natural Environment Levy and Reef Catchments (Mackay Whitsunday Isaac) Limited.

Reef Catchments Mackay Regional Council

Community Projects

Community Engagement and Education

Community engagement and education is of high priority for Pioneer Catchment & Landcare Group Inc.  Since 1992 we have built strong working relationships with community members, local governments and organisations.  PCL aims to serve the community by feeding information both ways between the grass roots, community-based natural resource management (NRM) level and higher levels of coordination and action, including our regional body.  Through close communication, we are able to hear and respond to NRM issues as they are perceived by the community, and NRM priorities established at regional, State and Federal levels.

Key activities that contribute to our engagement and education include:

  • Our monthly newsletter distributed to over 500 landholders and community members, communicating regional NRM events, opportunities, information;
  • Engagement and participation in a range of relevant groups (e.g., Mackay Regional Pest Management Group);
  • Field trips, working bees, community events (e.g. Wetland Open Day, Landcare Day in the Gardens) and displays;
  • Regular volunteering programs;
  • Support for schools’ environmental activities; and
  • Resources on local native vegetation including Plant Information sheets, revegetation assistance for landholders.

Jerry Coleby-Williams speaking about low-carbon gardening at Landcare Day in the Gardens 2009 (left) and Veronique & Herman demonstrating water quality monitoring for Healthy Waterways Month, 2006 (right).

Current Community Engagemet Projects include: