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New GeoCatch Strategy launched!

12 December, 2018 GeoCatch has a new catchment management strategy to guide natural resource management through to 2029. The strategy focuses on four key themes: healthy waterways, wetlands and Geographe Bay, sustainable growth, protected biodiversity and engaged, informed, involved community and partners. The four themes, and strategies to address them were developed over the last ...
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Students give possums a home!

07 December, 2018 Busselton Senior High School Year 10 students made 8 possum boxes for the Western Ringtail Possum and assisted tree specialists install the boxes on school grounds in peppermint trees. The possum boxes were installed to provide nesting options for the critically endangered possums “Although ringtails build their own nests called dreys, ...
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New Chair for GeoCatch

09 November, 2018 The GeoCatch Board and staff are excited to welcome a new Chair, executive team and new community members following the recent AGM held in late October. Former Chair Chris Adams officially handed over the reins to Felicity Bradshaw after 12 months in the Chair’s position and three years on the Board. ...
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Experiencing the world of water quality monitoring

17 September, 2018 Busselton student Sebastian Taylor road tested a career in water quality monitoring and science during his work experience last week at the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER). Seb is a year 10 student at Georgiana Molloy Anglican School and is interested in doing a double degree in marine science ...
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Schools Tree Day helps Western Ringtail Possum

08 August, 2018 Students from Georgiana Molloy, Busselton Primary School, Dunsborough Primary School and Capel Primary School left their desks to plant 1000 seedlings to provide habitat for the endangered Western Ringtail Possum as part of Schools Tree Day. This theme of planting trees for possum habitat is a reminder that without suitable habitat, there ...
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Vasse Diversion Drain Works Begin

23 July, 2018 Have you noticed the large pile of boulders and rocks near the Vasse Diversion Drain on Bussell Highway? Keep a close eye on this site, because site preparation works are now underway for the Vasse Diversion Drain Enhancement. The project, led by GeoCatch in partnership with the Water Corporation and City ...
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Community confidence high in works to improve water quality

06 July, 2018 Over 75% of participants at last week’s community update of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways program thought that the program was tracking well and were confident that it would achieve medium to long-term improvements in water quality. GeoCatch Chair Chris Adams said “We were really happy with the turnout on the night, ...
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Soil testing opportunity not to be missed

12 June, 2018 Geographe beef farmer Ross Prater believes soil testing is critical for all farmers. Ross signed up for GeoCatch’s soil testing program in 2016 hoping to learn more about soils on his 96 hectare beef farm. He was thrilled to find that he could change his fertiliser to match what his ...
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Living in a ‘flyway’ – Busselton an important stop-over for migratory birds

10 May, 2018 Close to Busselton lies a wetland of international importance, where wading birds from Siberia and China, pelicans from northwest Australia and avocets from central Australia congregate to replenish their energy stores.     May 12th is World Migratory Bird Day, a day where Busselton is recognised worldwide, not for its white sandy beaches ...
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Night excursions put spotlight on possums

30 April, 2018 Possum nightwalk in Dunsborough Under starry skies, families and friends enjoyed spot-lighting for the critically endangered Western Ringtail Possum this school holidays. Over two nights 70 grandparents, parents, teenagers, and children gathered in bushland locations in Busselton and Dunsborough to experience this iconic species up close in its natural habitat. Participants were treated to an informative ...
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