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About us

We are the Community.

This group exists because people in the Mitchell River catchment have put their energy and resources into it.

The group is guided by a Committee of Management and follows constituted rules. Annual elections of officers ensure that the group is always responsive to the needs of people in the catchment.

Management Committee: 2020-21

  • Chair: Allan Holmes
  • Vice-Chair: Ian Adcock
  • Treasurer: Cheryl Emmerson
  • Secretary: John Brisbin


Major Supporters and collaborators

Over the years we have enjoyed excellent funding and collaborating partnerships with many organisations. Of special note:

Kowanyama Aboriginal Land & Natural Resource Management Office

Where it all started: the folks behind the KALNRMO also set the wheels in motion for the formation of our group.

Cape York Weeds & Feral Animals

A community-run non-profit group with terrific expertise in weeds and feral animal control. We always look forward to running projects with CYWAFA.

Cape York NRM

Our supportive Regional NRM body in the northern reaches of the catchment.

Northern Gulf Natural Resource Management Group

Community-led Regional NRM body that includes the southern reaches of the catchment.

Mareeba Shire Council and Cook Shire Council

We 're very pleased to work closely with MSC and Cook Shire on issues that affect teh quality of our natural heritage in the region.  |

Queensland Government

Australian Government

Membership is open.

We invite anyone living in the catchment, or closely related to it, to become a member.

Use the Online Payment below

[ Download the form ] and return it to

You can also post the form with your subscription fee or bring it to the next meeting. The membership fee is AUD$10.00 per year or AUD$40.00 for three years for individuals or incorporated entities. Membership is payable by cheque, direct deposit, postal order or in person by cash at our Mareeba office or at any meeting.


Special projects

Abattoir Swamp     Sentinel network