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Catchment bus tour boosts community understanding

06 May, 2019 Over 50 enthusiastic community members saw water quality management in action last week at GeoCatch’s 2019 Revitalising Geographe Waterways Community Bus Tour. Attendees welcomed the opportunity to speak directly with farmers and waterway managers from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, GeoCatch, Water Corporation and City of Busselton. They viewed five ...
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Four years and counting!

18 April, 2019 In its fourth consecutive year, the Western Ringtail Possum Tally is on again. Grab a friend or the whole family these school holidays (commencing Saturday 13th April- 12th May) and have fun counting possums! The citizen science Tally is gathering information to build a reliable set of observation data that will ...
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Pets away, Possums play here to stay in Dunsborough

18 April, 2019 Our pet ownership message ‘Pets Away, Possums Play’ has become a permanent art-piece in Dunsborough as part of Wander Art, a new street art project delivered by Dunsborough Progress Association in collaboration with the community. Accomplished local and internationally recognised artist Lauren Wilhelm created the artwork on the village green electrical ...
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Health check reveals Vasse River swimming with native species

01 April, 2019 A health check of the Vasse River has revealed its significant ecological value with a system rich in native fish and crayfish. Scientists from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) compared three sites as part of the Healthy Rivers program. The findings, which included data on water quality, vegetation, fish ...
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Learning Bay OK gardening at Bunnings!

28 March, 2019 Lisa Massey with Garden Club members ‘A Bay OK garden begins in the soil’ was one of the key messages given to local residents at a special event held for Busselton’s Bunnings Gardening Club on Sunday, 24 March. Lisa Massey presented to the group and offered simple tips to create a ‘Bay OK’ garden, where nutrients don’t ...
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‘Pets Away. Possums Play’ campaign launch

11 March, 2019 Keep your pets inside at night….so possums feel safe to forage, feed and thrive! We launched our ‘Pets Away, Possums Play’ campaign on World Wildlife Day, 3 March 2019. The campaign has been designed to act as a prompt to remind pet owners that keeping pets (cats and dogs) contained at ...
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Farmers get fertiliser right

21 February, 2019 Local farmers conducting soil tests have seen first-hand the benefits of adjusting their fertiliser practices. An initiative of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways program, soil testing has allowed farmers to focus on potassium deficiencies and liming rather than phosphorous. Reducing phosphorous application will not only improve production but will reduce nutrient ...
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Dairy effluent upgrades starting soon

21 February, 2019 Farmers are eagerly anticipating the first of the DairyCare effluent management upgrades, which will see the installation of effluent storage ponds and other vital equipment. Effluent storage ponds store nutrient-rich dairy effluent so it can be used to irrigate and fertilise paddocks in summer. Grant Evans’ Jindong farm will be one ...
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Scientists confident in health of Geographe Bay Seagrass

20 February, 2019 Scientists undertaking seagrass research in Geographe Bay last week have been pleased with preliminary results following two days of diving and sampling. Each summer, scientists from Edith Cowan University join divers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions to monitor the seagrass meadows at eight sites across Geographe Bay. Results this ...
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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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