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Back in black: Black bream show signs of recovery following fish kill

20 April, 2016 A popular recreational fish species in the Vasse-Wonnerup estuary is showing signs of recovering from a major fish kill event three years ago. Murdoch University researchers have been monitoring the black bream population in the estuary since early 2012 and have found substantial numbers of juveniles in ...
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Vasse Wonnerup Wetlands Water Quality Data now Live and Available

14 March, 2016 Live water quality data for the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands is now available through the Department of Water’s Water Information Reporting page. The public can access the latest monitoring information from the last six days including pH, dissolved oxygen, salinity and water temperature. Information is available from two monitoring buoys located ...
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Working together for the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands

25 February, 2016 Earlier this month scientists, community and agency representatives of the Vasse Wonnerup Wetlands Partnership gathered together in Busselton to talk about building relationships and collaborating to support the development of a management plan for the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands. Stuart Waters, from Twyfords collaboration consultancy, facilitated the day helping the group to ...
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Volunteers Sought for Vasse Wonnerup Wetlands Shorebirds Survey

21 January, 2016 The Shorebirds 2020 count at the Vasse Wonnerup Wetlands is happening on the morning of Saturday 6th February 2016 and volunteers are invited to help out. The Shorebirds 2020 project is run by Birdlife Australia and includes national counts, the data from which is being collated and analysed to determine trends ...
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Renewed Partnership – Renewed focus

23 December, 2015 The Vasse Wonnerup Wetlands partnership (VW2 Partnership) comprising representatives from the Departments of Parks and Wildlife, Water, Fisheries, Water Corporation and the City of Busselton will lead the challenge of improving water quality and developing a management plan for the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands system. The VW2 Partnership, previously the Vasse Estuary ...
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Revitalising Geographe Waterways

10 December, 2015 I am very happy to inform the community of nearly $15 million dollars in funding to improve the health of Geographe waterways. The Minister for Water, the Hon Mia Davies has announced $7.15 million dollars in investment through the Royalties for Regions Program with a further $7.65 million contribution from Government ...
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The Buoys are back in the Vasse

28 October, 2015 After a full refurbishment and cleanup the monitoring buoys at the Vasse surge barrier are back in the water.  The two buoys were installed in 2013 after a major fish kill to provide instantaneous monitoring of water quality conditions including dissolved oxygen.   Information from the monitoring buoys is being used ...
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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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