Agro-Ecologist is known throughout the farming community in the Wet Tropics for his popular training programs on soil health. In this episode we talk to David about the benefits of soil health on waterway health and how his programs are helping to change farming practices to improve runoff to the Great Barrier Reef.
Marine debris is a growing problem, with microplastics in particular being an issue for waterway health. Heidi Taylor, MD of Tangaroa Blue, talks to us about beach clean ups and her philosophy behind the recording of waste materials collected.
Pest fish can be very damaging to the health of our waterways. In episode 14 of Reef and Rivers we talk to pest fish expert Dr Bonnie Holmes about the impact of pest fish in the Wet Tropics and what we can do to reduce the spread of alien species.
It may be 130kms away from the ocean but the owners of Woodleigh Station in the Upper Herbert catchment are leading the way in making changes to their property to help reduce fine sediment runoff to the reef.