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Community canvassed on Vasse drain project

18 September, 2017 Weed and erosion control, creation of access points, a platform for fishing and the reduction of nutrients in the water were key areas of interest expressed by local residents in a survey undertaken by students from Busselton Senior High School. GeoCatch partnered with the Busselton Senior High School earlier this year ...
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Local Landcare heroes

12 September, 2017 As national Landcare week comes to a close, we thank the unsung heroes of the Australian Landcare movement for caring for our environment. The Geographe catchment has had a long history of Landcare groups with a number of local groups including the Toby Inlet Catchment Committee, Dunsborough Coast and Landcare Committee ...
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Threatened Species in our own backyards

08 September, 2017 September 7 marks National Threatened Species Day and is an important reminder of the threatened species living in our backyards, the Western Ringtail Possum. Western Ringtail Possums were once widely spread across the south west from Perth to Albany but their range has declined dramatically due to land clearing for urban ...
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GeoCatch guide students on National Threatened Species Day

07 September, 2017 Thursday 7th September marks National Threatened Species Day. To commemorate this important day, GeoCatch Project Officers, Nicole Lincoln and Lisa Massey guided Year 3 students from Georgiana Molloy Anglican School on an interpretive wetland walk in Busselton. The group walked along two of the City of Busselton’s Wetland Trails (both ...
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Don’t let Arums control your property – control the Arums

04 September, 2017 A native of South Africa, the Arum Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) is a garden escapee in Western Australia which has subsequently become a declared pest. The Arum is widespread in the south west of the State from Northampton to Albany. The management of this weed in the Geographe catchment continues to ...
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A good day at work on the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands

30 August, 2017 The last days of winter were gloriously enjoyed by the water quality monitoring team who took to their canoes to collect samples from the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands.  In comparison to the wet and wild weather conditions experienced in the last few months the team made the most of the recent ...
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Looking over the fence!

10 August, 2017 The water quality problems that we face in the Geographe Catchment are not unique and learning from others is an important part of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways program. GeoCatch is proud to host “Looking over the fence” with three fascinating presenters from Queensland and New Zealand sharing their experience in dealing with water ...
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GeoCatch celebrates 20 years in the catchment

07 August, 2017 It's GeoCatch’s 20th birthday! The Geographe Catchment Council (GeoCatch) was officially formed in late July 1997 in response to the need for a coordinated, community-based approach to managing the natural resources of the Geographe Bay catchment. Twenty years on, GeoCatch continues to have a strong role in working with the community and stakeholders ...
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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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