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Community feedback sought for GeoCatch strategy

15 January, 2018 GeoCatch is calling out to the Geographe community to have their say on environmental issues that are important to them, and go into the draw to WIN a family pass to the Busselton Jetty’s Underwater Observatory by participating in an online community survey. Results from the community survey will be ...
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Lower Vasse River clay trials

08 December, 2017 The second year of an exciting trial to reduce algal blooms in the Lower Vasse River is underway with scientists from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation installing floating curtains in the river this week. The curtains will separate the different treatments of a phosphorus binding clay that was shown ...
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Community catch for fish research

07 December, 2017 Local high school science students and community members cast their lines for science this week participating in fish research at the Vasse Surge barrier. Students from Georgiana Molloy Anglican and Busselton Senior High Schools and community members who attended GeoCatch’s Community Fishing Day sessions this week were able to hone their ...
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Innovative with a dash of ingenuity – that’s how New Zealand farmers do dairy effluent

21 November, 2017 With over 12,000 dairies in a tiny country, New Zealand dairy farmers know how to deal with the back end of a dairy shed. That thinking led a small team from the DairyCare Effluent project to visit the Waikato region, located in the North Island of New Zealand. The team was ...
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Frontyard – Fixed!

09 November, 2017 Creating a beautiful, sustainable garden from scratch in just three hours may seem ambitious but that’s exactly what Chris Ferreira and his team from The Forever Project did at a new home in Busselton recently. With 40 keen gardening onlookers, the garden evolved from a patch of bare land to ...
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New executive team guiding the future for GeoCatch

02 November, 2017 GeoCatch voted in a new executive team and chairperson at last week’s AGM. As GeoCatch celebrates 20 years of working in the Geographe catchment, it welcomes a new team of executive members to guide the way forward for GeoCatch. Chair for the past 12 months and member for five years, Will ...
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Geographe waterways get health check-up

26 October, 2017 Waterways in the Geographe catchment are home to a healthy population of native fish and crayfish species, many of which only occur in the South West of WA according to a river health check-up carried out last week. Scientists from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation have been investigating the ...
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Possum tally champion rewarded

19 October, 2017 Local possum conservation champion Louisa Bateman has won a possum box through her participation in GeoCatch’s community survey of Western Ringtail Possums during March-April this year. Louisa was selected as the winner from 42 survey participants as she surveyed for possums on every evening for the whole duration of the Western ...
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Water Minister praises GeoCatch partnership with dairy industry

18 October, 2017 Minister for Water, the Hon Dave Kelly MLA visited a Busselton dairy this month for an overview of DairyCare effluent and fertiliser projects in the catchment. The DairyCare project is addressing nutrient runoff from dairy farms under the Revitalising Geographe Waterways program. Dairy farmer Wesley Lammie showed Minister Kelly through the farm’s ...
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Water Minister recognises GeoCatch’s 20 years in the catchment

11 October, 2017 2017 marks 20 years of GeoCatch working with community and partners to improve and protect the natural resources of the Geographe catchment. Last week, GeoCatch’s work over twenty years advocating for better management to ensure the health of the catchment and its waterways was recognised in a visit by Minister for ...
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