The coastal waterways in the Wilson Inlet Catchment are highly treasured for their recreational, ecological and aesthetic values. It is imperative that we work to maintain the natural balance within our coastal waterways.
WICC invests in programs which protect our coastal waterways from receiving excess quantities of phosphates, nitrates and organic nutrients (eutrophic). We do this by engaging the community with riparian (adjacent to water) rehabilitation programs, erosion mitigation measures and weed control measures in our lower catchment. We also invest in trials to promote natural soil health, thus minimising the amounts of traditional NPK fertilisers which need to be applied to the soil in order to maintain fertility. WICC is guided by the Wilson Inlet Nutrient Reduction Action Plan (WINRAP) and the Wilson Inlet Management Strategy (WIMS).
Current programs include funding 20 Ha of riparian rehabilitation, 6 kilometres of erosion control, 40 kms of stock exclusion fencing and 30 Ha of weed control measures in the lower catchment. In addition we receive funding from the Shire of Denmark to further implement the WIMS.