Reef Trust forum videos
Click on the Projects tab and scroll down to Reef Trust Grazing Lands Projects to view the videos recently produced for the 2020 Reef Forum. Originally intended to be held in the Mary River Catchment in May 2020, the Forum was postponed due to Covid and subsequently hosted online in December 2020. As the host organisation for the Forum, Luke Barrowcliffe, Managing Director of Goorie Vision, produced Mary’s Memoirs to provide an overview of First Nations Peoples care for country, and MRCCC’s Jess Dean and Caitlin Mill produced three short videos about the work undertaken to protect streambanks and reduce erosion.
The Mary River catchment is the fourth highest contributor of fine sediment to the Great Barrier Reef. The Australian Government Reef Trust program is focused on streambank protection in the Mary River catchment, as streambank erosion is known to contribute the greatest majority of sediment out of the catchment to the Great Barrier reef.
The Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee works closely with landholders to reduce the amount of sediment entering the Great Barrier Reef by prioritising sites and performing small to large scale works.
This three part short video series expands upon each bank stabilisation method used within the Mary River catchment
Part 1: Vine weed control to protect existing vegetation
Part 2: Revegetation of degraded streambanks
Part 3: Mitigating severe riverbank erosion
The Mary River Catchment Coordinating Committee acknowledges the First Nations Peoples of the Mary River Catchment.
We pay our respects to all Elders, past, present and emerging