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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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Seagrass keeps oceans alive and always leaves in time for summer!

18 July, 2019 We all swim a little faster over the seagrass to get to the white sand gleaming in Geographe Bay’s stunning clear water in summer, and then tiptoe around the piles of it lining the beaches in winter. While it may seem a nuisance at times, it is key to a ...
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Bin stickers help possums live longer

16 July, 2019 Wheelie bin stickers to encourage keeping cats and dogs inside at night are now available for Geographe Bay Catchment residents wanting to pledge their commitment to helping the critically endangered Western Ringtail Possum. The free wheelie bin stickers can be used by responsible pet owners, or non-pet owners, wishing to help ...
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Arbor Day good for Western Ringtail Possum

19 June, 2019 Local residents braved the elements and got their hands and knees dirty on Sunday, planting 1000 possum friendly seedlings at Dolphin Road Foreshore to help Western Ringtail Possums. The community planting day coincided with Arbor Day celebrations and despite the rain attracted over 35 enthusiastic community volunteers. Within a couple of ...
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Getting accurate with farm fertiliser

17 June, 2019 Farmers had the opportunity to test their fertiliser spreaders for accuracy at the recent Accu-Spread field day held in Busselton. Understanding the spread pattern of fertiliser spreaders when using different products can result in higher productivity and healthier waterways. Brodie Allen, who runs a beef breeders farm in Boallia, was surprised at ...
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Local turf managers get Fertilise Wise

31 May, 2019 Twenty two local landscapers and turf managers learnt how to grow great grass and be smarter with their fertiliser use last week at a ‘Fertilise Wise’ workshop organised by GeoCatch. The training was delivered by turf expert John Forrest who taught participants about sustainable turf establishment, soil requirements, types of fertilisers ...
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Farmers dig in for 40km fencing effort

27 May, 2019 Farmers installing fencing along the upper Vasse River Local farmers have given a boost to the health of Geographe waterways over the last three years with support from GeoCatch to fence 40km of waterways and undertake 11 hectares of revegetation to protect stream-side vegetation and improve water quality. Lamb producer, Chris Mayfield, co-owner of Perivale Lamb in Upper Capel ...
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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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