Gympie Koala Action Group news

A meeting to discuss ways to conserve and protect Koalas and their habitat in the Gympie region was held on Friday 6th February at the Gympie Community Place in Excelsior Rd, Gympie.

The Koala Action Group seeks to ensure the conservation of the vulnerable koala and koala habitat through activities/actions and … Continue reading

MRCCC relocation

The office and Resource Centre of the Mary River Catchment Coordination Association (MRCCC) has relocated to 25 Stewart Terrace, Gympie.

Although some construction work is still being undertaken, the downstairs office is open Monday to Friday from 9 am until 4 pm.

Check out the Projects Page for an overview of some … Continue reading

Pest fish Tilapia found in the Mary River near Tiaro

A fish caught recently in the Mary River near Tiaro was positively identified as the pest fish Tilapia (Oreochromis mossambicus). 

A further investigation of the Tiaro reach of the river by MRCCC’s Chris Rosin and Chris Mangold discovered hundreds of Tilapia in the Mary River.  Tilapia are in the … Continue reading

2014 Mary River Catchment Waterwatch Results

The MRCCC has coordinated a Waterwatch Program in the Mary River Catchment for more than a decade. The Waterwatch networks now include the Mary River and tributaries in the Upper Mary, Kenilworth, Gympie, Gympie East, Widgee-Wide Bay, Tiaro, Maryborough and Munna Creek subcatchments.

Currently, 98 volunteers undertake monthly water quality monitoring … Continue reading

Grazing Land Types of the Gympie District

Click on the following link to download the Grazing Land Types of the Gympie District


Working towards a sustainable and productive catchment

In Retrospect: the Mary River

Looking back to learn about the future Gathering a raft of historical stories about the Mary River Catchment and weaving them into a riveting two part environmental history documentary is the latest offering from the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee (MRCCC). For more information, please contact the MRCCC's Dr Tanzi Smith on 0405 848 375 or call the MRCCC Resource Centre on 07 5482 4766.

MRCCC Meeting Dates 2015

Dates for the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee's General and Executive Meetings in 2015 are now available. Meeting venues will be advised closer to the dates. Click on the link below for the 2015 Meeting Calendar, which also includes dates for the 2015 Land for Wildlife Workshops, and other major events in the Mary Catchment. Dates with Mary and the MRCCC - 2015

MRCCC Annual General Meeting

On Thursday 9th October 2014 the Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee hosted its Annual General Meeting at the Albert Bowls Club, Gympie. Special Guest presenter was Ross Hardie, a Director of Alluvium Consulting Pty Ltd and a Fellow of the Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust. A passionate and dynamic advocate for catchment and river management, Ross has more than 19 years direct experience in river management, and has been responsible for the design and supervision of major waterway management programs and projects throughout Victoria, NSW, Queensland, South Australia and South East Asia. At the AGM, Ross spoke about river processes and collaborative river restoration options for the Kenilworth reach of the Mary River, which was devastated by a series of significant flood events between 2011 and 2013. Ross also provided some insights into river processes in the Tiaro reach of the Mary River which was also devastated by a series of flood events between 2011 and 2013.w The AGM included presentations from MRCCC Project Officers reporting on our organisation’s activities over the past year and plans for next year. This included updates on the Mary River Threatened Species Recovery plan finalisation and implementation, the Biodiversity Fund “Restoring Riparian Resilience Project”, Gympie Council Environment Levy works, Sunshine Coast Council partnership project, Waterwatch, Reef Rescue, river health monitoring and the Land for Wildlife program. The AGM saw the election of Ian Mackay to the position of Chair, Helen Lofthouse to the position of Secretary, Margaret Thompson to the position of Treasurer, and Robin Priebe to the position of Deputy Chair. Click on the following link to download a copy of the 2014 Annual Report.
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