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Mini-doco showcases best practice

20 December, 2019 Local farmers who have made major changes to their fertiliser practices are being celebrated in a mini-documentary released by GeoCatch. The stories of these champion farmers focus on the benefits of being strategic with fertiliser so nutrients stay on the farm and out of waterways. The video has had almost ...
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Farmer priorities for Lower Sabina

16 December, 2019 A group of landholders in the Lower Sabina sub-catchment got together with GeoCatch staff and community board members last week to talk about opportunities to continue improving water quality and reducing nutrient loads from the area. Farmers heard about opportunities to partner with GeoCatch that will improve the health of local ...
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Local trees in need of some love tonic

14 December, 2019 With the recent dry winter and early start to summer our local trees are showing signs of stress. The sparse foliage and very small leaves displayed by many of the WA peppermint trees in urban areas can be regarded as their last gasp if they don’t receive some simple love ...
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Year in Review

12 December, 2019 As a small community catchment group, we are always proud when we sit back and look at our collective achievements for the year. We are constantly working to do things better, do more with less and push the limits of what we can get done on the ground to improve ...
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Web resource a water saver

10 December, 2019 Lisa Massey with Bay OK postcard Homeowners can reduce their water bills this summer with the help of GeoCatch’s Bay OK garden online assessment tool. They will receive a personalised report on their gardening success and learn ways to reduce water and fertiliser costs. “You can increase your water use efficiency greatly by applying soil wetters, improvers, ...
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Native Gardens more popular than ever

05 December, 2019 Nursery volunteers and GeoCatch staff Community interest in growing native plants is on the rise, as evident by the huge turnout to GeoCatch’s Native Garden Care workshop. In a partnership between GeoCatch and the Geographe Community Landcare Nursery (GCLN), almost 50 people braved the sweltering heat to learn more about native gardening in early November. Gardeners are ...
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Possum Tally results are in!

01 November, 2019 The results of GeoCatch's fifth Ringtail Tally are now in. The surveys were completed in autumn 2019 by 34 citizen scientists. These community volunteers gave their precious time to monitor and record information about local Western Ringtail Possum populations. There were 701 sightings in total, of which 175 individuals were identified. These ...
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Bay OK spring gardening guide

29 October, 2019 Keep Geographe Bay sparkling...and grow a great garden yourself! Our pristine Geographe Bay relies upon clean sources of water running into it from our Catchment’s waterways, drains and groundwater. This means that what we do in our garden can have an impact on the water quality in the Bay. Spring is a ...
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Joining forces to clean up beach

21 October, 2019 Iluka and GeoCatch teamed up last week to clean up a 1 km stretch of Dalyellup Beach. The effort was part of the annual Tangaroa Blue Foundation WA Beach Clean Up, which has been running for 15 years at beaches across the state. Iluka’s Travis Drysdale approached GeoCatch to see how his ...
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Farmer stories of best practice celebrated

03 October, 2019 Local farmers who have made major changes to their fertiliser practices were celebrated at the Beyond Soil Testing sundowner hosted by GeoCatch. The stories of these farmers are being shared through an online video, which was launched at the event and focuses on the benefits of ...
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