South Cape York Catchments


South Cape York Catchments (SCYC) is a community based Natural Resource Management organisation. In the last 12 months we have undertaken works including aquatic weed control, cultural heritage protection, re vegetation of riparian areas, feral pig exclusion fencing from high value wetlands, water quality monitoring and threatened species surveys.

This work is undertaken in partnership with Traditional Owners, Volunteers, Indigenous Rangers and School Students.

November 2014 News

Volunteer Tree Planting event at Rossville a blooming success!

It was a busy Sunday for the 10 keen volunteers who joined SCYC staff to plant 218 trees in Rossville! The BBQ lunch was certainly enjoyed by all after a morning of hard yakka. 
It was a very successful day, and a huge thank you goes out to those who joined us for our last volunteer day for 2014. 
Watch this space to see how you can get involved with your local catchment group next year!  As a community group, SCYC relies on enthusiastic volunteers to help us with tree plantings, beach clean ups and other projects.  If you'd like to become an SCYC Volunteer, click here and fill out the contact form, and we'll let you know when our first 2015 event is!


October 2014 News

Cape York Climate Community Forum 

SCYC and Cape York NRM held a fantastic community forum at Nature's Powerhouse to wrap up the Your Climate project.  Over the evening, the key findings of the Your Climate project were presented, a short film produced for the project was shown, and Guest Speaker Steve Turton from JCU presented a brilliant lecture on the realities of climate change across Northern Australia and the world.  A video of this lecture can be found on YouTube - 

Weed control across the area 

SCYC has been working with the Darrba and Burrgirrku Land Trusts to control weeds across their country.  Darrba TO's have been focussing on Lantana, while Burrgirrku TO's have been spraying Mother In Law Tongue, Bauhinia and Cat's Claw.  These efforts will help to minimise the further spread of these weed species over the wet season.