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Web resource a water saver

10 December, 2019 Lisa Massey with Bay OK postcard Homeowners can reduce their water bills this summer with the help of GeoCatch’s Bay OK garden online assessment tool. They will receive a personalised report on their gardening success and learn ways to reduce water and fertiliser costs. “You can increase your water use efficiency greatly by applying soil wetters, improvers, ...
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Native Gardens more popular than ever

05 December, 2019 Nursery volunteers and GeoCatch staff Community interest in growing native plants is on the rise, as evident by the huge turnout to GeoCatch’s Native Garden Care workshop. In a partnership between GeoCatch and the Geographe Community Landcare Nursery (GCLN), almost 50 people braved the sweltering heat to learn more about native gardening in early November. Gardeners are ...
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Possum Tally results are in!

01 November, 2019 The results of GeoCatch's fifth Ringtail Tally are now in. The surveys were completed in autumn 2019 by 34 citizen scientists. These community volunteers gave their precious time to monitor and record information about local Western Ringtail Possum populations. There were 701 sightings in total, of which 175 individuals were identified. These ...
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Bay OK spring gardening guide

29 October, 2019 Keep Geographe Bay sparkling...and grow a great garden yourself! Our pristine Geographe Bay relies upon clean sources of water running into it from our Catchment’s waterways, drains and groundwater. This means that what we do in our garden can have an impact on the water quality in the Bay. Spring is a ...
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Joining forces to clean up beach

21 October, 2019 Iluka and GeoCatch teamed up last week to clean up a 1 km stretch of Dalyellup Beach. The effort was part of the annual Tangaroa Blue Foundation WA Beach Clean Up, which has been running for 15 years at beaches across the state. Iluka’s Travis Drysdale approached GeoCatch to see how his ...
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Farmer stories of best practice celebrated

03 October, 2019 Local farmers who have made major changes to their fertiliser practices were celebrated at the Beyond Soil Testing sundowner hosted by GeoCatch. The stories of these farmers are being shared through an online video, which was launched at the event and focuses on the benefits of ...
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Bay OK garden on show!

03 October, 2019 GeoCatch is hosting its first ever Bay OK garden party this Sunday! Gardening celebrity, Chris Ferreira, will join passionate home gardener and Bay OK Project Officer, Lisa Massey, to showcase her Bay OK garden in Busselton. “We would like to show people how a low nutrient and water efficient garden can ...
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Science saving Black Bream

22 August, 2019 Seven years of Black Bream research is helping to better manage this popular recreational fishing species in the Vasse-Wonnerup. Speaking at The secret life of Black Bream event last week, Murdoch University’s Dr James Tweedley presented his findings on the unique biology, ecology and behavior of Black Bream. The Black Bream research, ...
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Long awaited recreation area for Vasse Diversion site

22 August, 2019 Busselton residents are being encouraged to experience a newly developed recreation area and carpark alongside the Vasse Diversion Drain following the completion of the Vasse Diversion Drain Enhancement project this week. The finishing touches included installation of a Bay OK garden which is hoped will be embraced by the community. GeoCatch ...
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Schools on board for National Tree Day

06 August, 2019 GeoCatch, Busselton Toyota and local schools are celebrating National Tree Day by planting over 1000 trees across Busselton and Dunsborough. Two hundred students from five schools are taking part to learn about the important role tress have in our urban landscape. Georgianna Molloy, Geographe Primary and Cornerstone in Dunsborough have all ...
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