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We want you! GeoCatch calls for new community members

03 April, 2018

A number of positions on the GeoCatch Board have become available in 2018 and community members are being encouraged to nominate.

GeoCatch are a community based natural resource management organisation operating in partnership with local government, community, state government agencies, regional NRM and industry to cooperatively manage land and water issues through holistic catchment management. GeoCatch work with community in urban and rural environments and are involved in some really exciting projects such as conservation of Western Ringtail possums and sustainable agriculture projects that aim to improve dairy effluent and fertiliser management. GeoCatch support local farmers to improve water quality in waterways and increase farm productivity.

“It is a great time to get involved, said GeoCatch Chair Chris Adams. With GeoCatch’s strong involvement in the Revitalising Geographe Waterways initiative, [a four year program to improve water quality, waterway health and management of Geographe waterways] this is one way that you can contribute to improving the health of our waterways. GeoCatch is also moving into an exciting phase of planning for the future and reviewing the Geographe Catchment Management Strategy. By becoming a board member you can have your say on the future management of the Catchment”

Community board members play a critical link between GeoCatch and the community by bringing community issues to GeoCatch, and in turn disseminating natural resource management information from GeoCatch back to the community.

“We are looking for active community members that have strong links to the community, good interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, and an understanding of natural resource management issues” said Chris.

GeoCatch are committed to achieving a balanced and diverse board membership, and are encouraging applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, members of the local farming community and individuals with experience in water and/or land management.

Applications are open until Friday 4th May 2018, and are available by clicking HERE. If you need any assistance filling in your application GeoCatch are more than happy to help. For further information call 9781 0111, or email geocatch@dwer.wa.gov.au.