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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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We want you! GeoCatch calls for new community members

03 April, 2018 A number of positions on the GeoCatch Board have become available in 2018 and community members are being encouraged to nominate. GeoCatch are a community based natural resource management organisation operating in partnership with local government, community, state government agencies, regional NRM and industry to cooperatively manage land and water issues through ...
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Farmers get hands-on with fertiliser spreaders

03 April, 2018 Farmers in the Geographe Catchment gained a better understanding of the accuracy of their fertiliser spreaders at an Accuspread field day held last week. A properly tested and calibrated spreader has is beneficial for better productivity and healthier waterways GeoCatch worked with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation to bring ...
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Community support responsible pet ownership project

21 March, 2018 Workshop participants share ideas on fostering responsible pet Over forty community members gathered in Busselton last week to provide input on ways to reduce predation of domestic pets on critically endangered Western Ringtail Possums. Participants at GeoCatch’s Responsible Pet Ownership Workshop included community group representatives, State and local government agencies, vets, dog trainers, wildlife carers, pet owners and wildlife ...
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