Mackay and District Turtle Watch Association are involved in a range of education and advocacy activities throughout the region.
Our members visit schools and kindergartens with turtle displays to inform the children about turtles and turtle activity in our region.
Our members attend a range of events to discuss and promote sea turtle related topics relevant to the Mackay region, including Coastcare events, the annual Volunteer Expo, etc. We are able to run activities or have a stall at community events.
Our members work with a range of stakeholders to advocate for improved management of the coastal zone. Our principal stakeholders include:
- The Queensland Government
- Mackay Regional Council
- Reef Catchments
- James Cook University
- Eco Barge Clean Seas and their Whitsunday Turtle Rescue Centre
- Mackay Local Marine Advisory Committee
- Landcare groups