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New funding to improve waterways and biodiversity in the Geographe catchment

08 October, 2015 GeoCatch is excited to announce a new three year project aimed at improving waterways, wetlands and biodiversity in the Geographe catchment. Protecting vegetation along waterways is a major part of the project and GeoCatch are now seeking expressions of interest from landholders to be involved. This project will assist landholders to fence ...
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Vasse Geographe Strategy released

07 September, 2015 The long-term protection of Geographe Bay and the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands is one step closer with the release of the Vasse Geographe Strategy.  The Strategy is an action plan to improve water quality and waterways management in the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands, Lower Vasse River, Toby Inlet, catchment waterways and ultimately ...
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Sharing perspectives on the Vasse-Wonnerup wetlands

11 August, 2015 On a very wet winters day in late July GeoCatch hosted key stakeholders on a People and Perspectives bus tour around the Vasse-Wonnerup wetlands. Forty people came on the bus from various backgrounds including residents, naturalists, scientists, managers, fisherman, farmers and agency representatives to share their perspectives on the wetlands ...
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Sustainable living promoted at the Busselton Community Garden

24 July, 2015 Did you know that Busselton has a vibrant Community Garden with over 100 plots for residents of the Busselton region to plant herbs, vegetables and flowers? This active community group promotes living sustainably, and offers residents and visitors an inviting environment to share in the Busselton Community Garden’s (BCG) philosophy.  A ...
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GeoCatch Farewell’s Founding Board Member

24 July, 2015 Sadly after some 18 years with the Geographe Catchment Council (GeoCatch) Barry Oates, Inaugural Chair of GeoCatch is leaving us. During his time on GeoCatch Barry’s contributions have been significant.  Barry has been actively involved on the board, as a project team member and at our events. As an active member of ...
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Phytophthora Dieback Treatment for Carbunup Reserve

24 July, 2015 Thanks to recent funding from the West Australian Government’s State NRM community grants program, GeoCatch has been able to tackle one of the more threatening management issues facing Carbunup Reserve, Phytophthora cinnamomi or Phytophthora Dieback. Phytophthora cinnamomi or Phytophthora Dieback has significantly contributed to the decline of vegetation in many remnant ...
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Raising community awareness of the Western Ringtail Possum

24 July, 2015 Raising awareness about our special Western Ringtail Possums in our community has continued in 2015 with the Western Ringtail Action Group (WRAG), with sponsorship from GeoCatch, successfully securing funding through the National Landcare Program.  The funding will be used for revegetation projects using possum habitat species and the continuation of ...
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A new group to join – Friends of the Busselton Wetlands

24 July, 2015 People with an interest in hands on activities and wetlands are invited to join the ‘Friends of the Busselton Wetlands’ group, which formed late in 2014. The activities of the group have started with simple but important action such as weed removal, rubbish collection and observing the wildlife (birds, frogs ...
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Farmer Focus Group Meeting – Fert$mart

09 July, 2015 What tools or resources do farmers need to help make better fertiliser decisions? GeoCatch asked this question to a group of dairy farmers recently as an initiative of a new project being piloted in the area called Fert$mart. A small group of leading dairy farmers from the Geographe Catchment took part ...
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Seagrass: Keeping an Eye on Geographe Bay

04 June, 2015 GeoCatch’s 2015 ‘Keep Watch’ seagrass monitoring program for 2015 has  shown that Geographe Bay’s seagrass meadows are in overall good condition. This is the third year the program has taken a look at the health of Geographe Bay’s seagrass meadows and any potential impact on seagrass from nutrients entering the ...
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