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Possum tally champion rewarded

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 ...
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Water Minister praises GeoCatch partnership with dairy industry

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 ...
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Water Minister recognises GeoCatch’s 20 years in the catchment

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 ...
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School holiday Possum Night Walks a hit with the kids!

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 ...
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Community canvassed on Vasse drain project

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 ...
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Local Landcare heroes

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 ...
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Threatened Species in our own backyards

08 September, 2017 September 7 marks National Threatened Species Day and is an important reminder of the threatened species living in our backyards, the Western Ringtail Possum. Western Ringtail Possums were once widely spread across the south west from Perth to Albany but their range has declined dramatically due to land clearing for urban ...
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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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