21 November, 2017
With over 12,000 dairies in a tiny country, New Zealand dairy farmers know how to deal with the back end of a dairy shed. That thinking led a small team from the DairyCare Effluent project to visit the Waikato region, located in the North Island of New Zealand.
The team was ...
09 November, 2017
Creating a beautiful, sustainable garden from scratch in just three hours may seem ambitious but that’s exactly what Chris Ferreira and his team from The Forever Project did at a new home in Busselton recently. With 40 keen gardening onlookers, the garden evolved from a patch of bare land to ...
02 November, 2017
GeoCatch voted in a new executive team and chairperson at last week’s AGM.
As GeoCatch celebrates 20 years of working in the Geographe catchment, it welcomes a new team of executive members to guide the way forward for GeoCatch. Chair for the past 12 months and member for five years, Will ...
26 October, 2017
Waterways in the Geographe catchment are home to a healthy population of native fish and crayfish species, many of which only occur in the South West of WA according to a river health check-up carried out last week.
Scientists from the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation have been investigating the ...
19 October, 2017
Local possum conservation champion Louisa Bateman has won a possum box through her participation in GeoCatch’s community survey of Western Ringtail Possums during March-April this year.
Louisa was selected as the winner from 42 survey participants as she surveyed for possums on every evening for the whole duration of the Western ...
18 October, 2017
Minister for Water, the Hon Dave Kelly MLA visited a Busselton dairy this month for an overview of DairyCare effluent and fertiliser projects in the catchment.
The DairyCare project is addressing nutrient runoff from dairy farms under the Revitalising Geographe Waterways program.
Dairy farmer Wesley Lammie showed Minister Kelly through the farm’s ...
11 October, 2017
2017 marks 20 years of GeoCatch working with community and partners to improve and protect the natural resources of the Geographe catchment.
Last week, GeoCatch’s work over twenty years advocating for better management to ensure the health of the catchment and its waterways was recognised in a visit by Minister for ...
09 October, 2017
Free Possum Night Walks delivered by GeoCatch in Busselton during the school holidays on Wednesday and Thursday 27th and 28th September were popular with families keen for some night time adventure, with both evening events fully booked.
“Our Possum Night Walks are always popular with families and are a great chance ...
18 September, 2017
Weed and erosion control, creation of access points, a platform for fishing and the reduction of nutrients in the water were key areas of interest expressed by local residents in a survey undertaken by students from Busselton Senior High School.
GeoCatch partnered with the Busselton Senior High School earlier this year ...
12 September, 2017
As national Landcare week comes to a close, we thank the unsung heroes of the Australian Landcare movement for caring for our environment.
The Geographe catchment has had a long history of Landcare groups with a number of local groups including the Toby Inlet Catchment Committee, Dunsborough Coast and Landcare Committee ...