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Funds flow for on-ground works

09 June, 2016 GeoCatch are happy to announce new funding opportunities to Revitalise Geographe Waterways. Funding is available to support farmers and gardeners in the Geographe catchment reduce nutrients to improve water quality. “The $2 million dollars from the Royalties for Regions Program will allow us to intensify work that we have been doing to ...
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Reconnecting rivers to improve water quality

18 May, 2016 The history of land use in the South West has seen many changes to the flow of waterways in the Geographe catchment. To support productive farming and establishment of urban areas, many rivers have been diverted to Geographe Bay through a network of drains.  In 1927 the Vasse Diversion drain ...
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Fencing for the future – Funding boost to protect wetlands and waterways

05 May, 2016 Thanks to recent funding from South West Catchments Council through the Australian Governments National Landcare Program, GeoCatch will continue its 16 year working partnership with local land owners to improve water quality and biodiversity along waterways through the implementation  of stock exclusion fencing projects during 2016, 2017 and 2018. GeoCatch are ...
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Welcome and Farewell to GeoCatch staff and Board members

05 May, 2016 2016 has seen some changes to the GeoCatch team, with new board and staff members starting as we bid farewell to others. In February we said farewell to GeoCatch board member and former Chairperson Robin Flowers. Robin provided a most valuable contribution to GeoCatch over his 10 year appointment on the ...
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Ringtail Tally

05 May, 2016 The Western Ringtail Possum (Pseudocheirus occidentalis) is a delightful urban visitor that only occurs in the south west and south coast regions of Western Australia. GeoCatch, in partnership with Parks and Wildlife, are looking for people to count ringtail possums over April and May in their back yards. Listed as threatened ...
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New Funding for Geographe Waterways

05 May, 2016 Geographe waterways have received a welcome boost in activity and funds thanks to the recently announced Revitalising Geographe Waterways project funded through Royalties for Regions. Together with our partners, GeoCatch will use the funding to improve water quality in our priority waterways including the Lower Vasse River, Toby Inlet and ...
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Dairy effluent management review completed

05 May, 2016 Western Dairy and GeoCatch, with support from Dairy Australia, have completed a review of dairy effluent systems on 90% of dairy farms in the Geographe catchment. The review has found that the application component of effluent systems appears to be the main concern, with few farms meeting the Code of Practice ...
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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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