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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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, ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
23 July, 2018
Have you noticed the large pile of boulders and rocks near the Vasse Diversion Drain on Bussell Highway? Keep a close eye on this site, because site preparation works are now underway for the Vasse Diversion Drain Enhancement.
The project, led by GeoCatch in partnership with the Water Corporation and City ...
06 July, 2018
Over 75% of participants at last week’s community update of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways program thought that the program was tracking well and were confident that it would achieve medium to long-term improvements in water quality.
GeoCatch Chair Chris Adams said “We were really happy with the turnout on the night, ...
12 June, 2018
Geographe beef farmer Ross Prater believes soil testing is critical for all farmers. Ross signed up for GeoCatch’s soil testing program in 2016 hoping to learn more about soils on his 96 hectare beef farm. He was thrilled to find that he could change his fertiliser to match what his ...