Stories of Stewardship in the Whitsunday, Mackay and Isaac region over 2019 and 2020.

A Stewardship Report brought to you
by the Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership.


The Stewardship Report – Above and Beyond created by the Healthy Rivers to Reef Partnership (HR2RP) is a celebration of sustainability initiatives enacted in the Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday region. These actions undertaken by the partnership organisations, individuals, local business and community organisations with the aim to improve our environment and importantly, our communities waterway health.

View the interactive Above and Beyond 2020.


So why a stewardship report?

In recognising that the Report Card demonstrates results and technical data the HR2RP partnership identified that there was an opportunity to showcase the activities that aim to improve these scores.

In 2019 we launched the inaugural Stewardship Report with the mission of sharing a handful of the great stories that give you a snapshot of the improved outcomes that are being achieved. These stories demonstrate the significant work that is being led by active members in the partnership and undertaken in our community.

What will you find in this edition?

The last 18 months have been jam packed, and in this second edition you will find 20 stories of organisations that have gone “Above and Beyond” for waterway health. In one piece you will learn about outcomes from gardening with an underwater twist. In another, how fish ladders are proving to be a step up for fish ecology. In another, how testing methods in demonstration projects is to reduce paddock scale chemical runoff in the wet. In this year’s edition, we take a deep dive into marine debris and plastics collected by Ecobarge and what you at home can do to stop plastics entering our waterways.

This year’s Stewardship Report – Above and Beyond is intended to be read alongside the 2019 Report Card. We hope you enjoy reading these stories, and learning more about the HR2RP members and their work.

Download your copy.

You can download your free copy of Above and Beyond 2020 here.

Cover Stewardship Report 2020