A Queensland government Everyone’s Environment grant of $72,449 has enabled Mitchell River Watershed Management Group to carry out weed control projects in the catchment, especially the mapping and control of bellyache bush on the Palmer and Walsh Rivers.
- Enabled Cape York Weeds and Feral Animal Program to extend their Bellyache Bush (BAB) control work on the Palmer River;
- Paid for BAB control work and mapping on the Walsh River below the area already controlled by Mareeba Shire (and Tablelands Regional Council) on Emu Creek;
- Developed and erected fifteen signs around the catchment encouraging the travelling public to use vehicle wash down facilities and help limit the spread of weed seed; and
- Provided information to catchment stakeholders (Traditional Owners, graziers, mountain bikers, canoeists/kayakers and bushwalkers) on the recognition and control of BAB.