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Farmers and Waterways set to benefit from latest Soil Testing opportunity

17 July, 2017 Grazing farmers across the Geographe catchment are being encouraged to take part in a soil testing program designed to support farmers make better fertiliser decisions. The program involves soil testing, nutrient mapping, a farmer workshop and individual agronomic advice. Over the past eight years nearly fifteen thousand samples from over 650 farms ...
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Have your say on Geographe waterways

22 June, 2017 How important are Geographe wetlands and waterways to you? If you have a view on your local waterways we want to hear from you! GeoCatch is conducting a survey to find out more about what the broader community thinks about the wetlands and waterways of the Geographe Catchment. Through the development of ...
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Hon. Dr Sally Talbot MLC joins Vasse Taskforce as New Chair

20 June, 2017 New Chair of the Vasse Taskforce, the Hon Dr Sally Talbot met Taskforce members for the first time at the June 2017 Vasse Taskforce meeting. In chairing the ninth meeting of the Vasse Taskforce, Dr Talbot acknowledged the work of the Taskforce and previous chairs in developing and guiding the Revitalising ...
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Sediment removal to improve water quality in the Vasse Estuary

08 June, 2017 Wildlife and the local community are set to benefit from the removal of a build-up of organic sediments behind the Vasse Surge barrier. Water Corporation are currently carrying out work to remove the sediment which contributes to low oxygen levels and poor water quality in the Vasse Estuary. Water Corporation South ...
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Vasse Estuary – toxic algal bloom reports

02 June, 2017 The Department of Water has identified significant levels of an algae species, known to be involved in fish kills, in the Vasse estuary this week. Although no fish deaths have been observed, the Department is closely monitoring the waterways and investigating possible causes for the elevated algae levels. Karlodinium ...
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ONLINE SURVEY OUT NOW – Have your say on future management of the Lower Vasse River and Toby Inlet

31 May, 2017 As part of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways Program, the City of Busselton is leading the preparation of Water Management Plans for the Lower Vasse River and Toby Inlet. The management plans will identify long-term management actions for improving overall water quality of the two waterways. The City has been working with the community and ...
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Innovative water treatment trial shows early promise

24 May, 2017  Initial stages of a trial aimed at controlling algal growth in the Lower Vasse River has demonstrated improved visual amenity and reduced phosphorus build-up associated with algal blooms. High nutrient concentrations and low flows in the river over summer can lead to blue-green algal blooms and nuisance odours.
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Show Us Your Effluent!

15 May, 2017 Dairy Farmers bring effluent samples to Dairy Innovation Day for testing Dairy Farmers took the opportunity to bring samples from their dairy effluent ponds for free nutrient testing at last week’s 2017 Dairy Innovation Day in Busselton. Understanding the amount of nutrients in effluent will assist farmers to reuse it on their ...
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Have your say on Vasse Diversion Drain Enhancement

08 May, 2017 Busselton residents are being asked to have their say on the scope and design of a project to enhance the Vasse Diversion Drain (beachside of Bussell Hwy). The Vasse diversion drain was constructed in 1924 to divert flows from the upper Sabina and Vasse rivers to reduce the risk of flooding ...
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Revitalising Geographe Waterways Report to the Community 2016

05 April, 2017 The Vasse Taskforce released the Revitalising Geographe Waterways annual report for 2016 at a community meeting last week. Chair of the Taskforce Libby Mettam MLA launched the Report to the Community. “The Vasse taskforce has represented a significant first step in addressing the challenges of a drying climate, a flat flood-prone catchment ...
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