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GeoCatch guide students on National Threatened Species Day

07 September, 2017 Thursday 7th September marks National Threatened Species Day. To commemorate this important day, GeoCatch Project Officers, Nicole Lincoln and Lisa Massey guided Year 3 students from Georgiana Molloy Anglican School on an interpretive wetland walk in Busselton. The group walked along two of the City of Busselton’s Wetland Trails (both ...
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Don’t let Arums control your property – control the Arums

04 September, 2017 A native of South Africa, the Arum Lily (Zantedeschia aethiopica) is a garden escapee in Western Australia which has subsequently become a declared pest. The Arum is widespread in the south west of the State from Northampton to Albany. The management of this weed in the Geographe catchment continues to ...
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A good day at work on the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands

30 August, 2017 The last days of winter were gloriously enjoyed by the water quality monitoring team who took to their canoes to collect samples from the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands.  In comparison to the wet and wild weather conditions experienced in the last few months the team made the most of the recent ...
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Looking over the fence!

10 August, 2017 The water quality problems that we face in the Geographe Catchment are not unique and learning from others is an important part of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways program. GeoCatch is proud to host “Looking over the fence” with three fascinating presenters from Queensland and New Zealand sharing their experience in dealing with water ...
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GeoCatch celebrates 20 years in the catchment

07 August, 2017 It's GeoCatch’s 20th birthday! The Geographe Catchment Council (GeoCatch) was officially formed in late July 1997 in response to the need for a coordinated, community-based approach to managing the natural resources of the Geographe Bay catchment. Twenty years on, GeoCatch continues to have a strong role in working with the community and stakeholders ...
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Farmers and Waterways set to benefit from latest Soil Testing opportunity

17 July, 2017 Grazing farmers across the Geographe catchment are being encouraged to take part in a soil testing program designed to support farmers make better fertiliser decisions. The program involves soil testing, nutrient mapping, a farmer workshop and individual agronomic advice. Over the past eight years nearly fifteen thousand samples from over 650 farms ...
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Have your say on Geographe waterways

22 June, 2017 How important are Geographe wetlands and waterways to you? If you have a view on your local waterways we want to hear from you! GeoCatch is conducting a survey to find out more about what the broader community thinks about the wetlands and waterways of the Geographe Catchment. Through the development of ...
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Hon. Dr Sally Talbot MLC joins Vasse Taskforce as New Chair

20 June, 2017 New Chair of the Vasse Taskforce, the Hon Dr Sally Talbot met Taskforce members for the first time at the June 2017 Vasse Taskforce meeting. In chairing the ninth meeting of the Vasse Taskforce, Dr Talbot acknowledged the work of the Taskforce and previous chairs in developing and guiding the Revitalising ...
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Sediment removal to improve water quality in the Vasse Estuary

08 June, 2017 Wildlife and the local community are set to benefit from the removal of a build-up of organic sediments behind the Vasse Surge barrier. Water Corporation are currently carrying out work to remove the sediment which contributes to low oxygen levels and poor water quality in the Vasse Estuary. Water Corporation South ...
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Vasse Estuary – toxic algal bloom reports

02 June, 2017 The Department of Water has identified significant levels of an algae species, known to be involved in fish kills, in the Vasse estuary this week. Although no fish deaths have been observed, the Department is closely monitoring the waterways and investigating possible causes for the elevated algae levels. Karlodinium ...
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