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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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Students give possums a home!

07 December, 2018 Busselton Senior High School Year 10 students made 8 possum boxes for the Western Ringtail Possum and assisted tree specialists install the boxes on school grounds in peppermint trees. The possum boxes were installed to provide nesting options for the critically endangered possums “Although ringtails build their own nests called dreys, ...
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New Chair for GeoCatch

09 November, 2018 The GeoCatch Board and staff are excited to welcome a new Chair, executive team and new community members following the recent AGM held in late October. Former Chair Chris Adams officially handed over the reins to Felicity Bradshaw after 12 months in the Chair’s position and three years on the Board. ...
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Experiencing the world of water quality monitoring

17 September, 2018 Busselton student Sebastian Taylor road tested a career in water quality monitoring and science during his work experience last week at the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER). Seb is a year 10 student at Georgiana Molloy Anglican School and is interested in doing a double degree in marine science ...
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Schools Tree Day helps Western Ringtail Possum

08 August, 2018 Students from Georgiana Molloy, Busselton Primary School, Dunsborough Primary School and Capel Primary School left their desks to plant 1000 seedlings to provide habitat for the endangered Western Ringtail Possum as part of Schools Tree Day. This theme of planting trees for possum habitat is a reminder that without suitable habitat, there ...
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