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Geographe Bay seagrass shows resilience

Scientists monitoring the health of Geographe Bay’s seagrass meadows continue to be pleased with the overall health of the seagrass following the release of the 2022 Keep Watch seagrass monitoring report by GeoCatch. Each summer, scientists from Edith Cowan University join divers from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions to monitor the seagrass meadows...
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Monitoring for management

Monitoring water quality in the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands and Geographe waterways is an important component of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways program, especially over summer months, where monitoring is used to inform management decisions. The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) undertakes routine monitoring of catchment waterways and wetlands all year round with monitoring increased...
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New monitoring plan provides snapshot of Geographe Waterways

Friday, 23 December 2022 Improving water quality in Geographe waterways is a continued focus of the plan The current phase of the Revitalising Geographe Waterways program runs until 2024 The program has been overseen by the Vasse Taskforce since 2014 A new science and monitoring plan that provides insight into the health of the Geographe...
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Community learn about the Vasse Surge Barrier

Around 20 community members have taken the opportunity to hear from managers of the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands on how the surge barriers operate and are managed.  GeoCatch hosted the event at the Vasse surge barrier in response to community members asking how the surge barriers worked and how management decisions are made. ­­­­­The surge barriers...
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Complexities of water quality in the Geographe catchment presented to community

The complexities of managing water quality in the Geographe catchment were presented to the community last week at the Revitalising Geographe Waterways Community Update in Busselton hosted by GeoCatch. Over 50  members of the community were welcomed by Vasse Taskforce Chair Jackie Jarvis MLC who explained the bipartisan approach taken by the Taskforce since 2014...
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Dairy farmers benchmarked against new code of practice

The latest review of dairy effluent management on South West farms by Western Dairy has shown considerable improvement in the areas of storing and reusing effluent since the last review in 2016. The review provided the opportunity to revisit benchmarking of effluent management across Healthy Estuaries WA catchments following upgrade work completed under the Dairycare...
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Vasse Taskforce get hands-on with Catchment Tour

The Vasse Taskforce took an in-depth look at Geographe waterways and the local drainage network in Busselton recently on a bus tour hosted by local NRM group GeoCatch. The Vasse Taskforce was established in 2014 to provide leadership and support to improve water quality of Geographe waterways. Taskforce Chair Jackie Jarvis MLC said the bus...
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New guidelines to assist farmers and reduce environmental impacts

Best practice guidelines to assist South-West grazing farmers with on-farm management of nutrients New guidelines will help farmers maximise stock productivity, while reducing nutrient runoff and environmental impacts on our local waterways Guidelines part of the McGowan Government’s $25 million Healthy Estuaries WA and Revitalising Geographe Waterways programs Water Minister Dave Kelly has today announced...
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New trials to provide insights for best practice soil management on sandy soils

Two new trial sites on dairy farms in the Vasse and Scott River catchments have been launched to demonstrate how top-dressing applications of Iron Man Gypsum (IMG) can keep phosphorus on farms where it is needed, instead of being washed into our estuaries where it can cause algal blooms and water quality issues. IMG is made up...
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uPtake project team win two fertiliser industry environmental awards

Individuals and companies in the Australian fertiliser industry working to improve environmental outcomes were recognised at the recent 2022 Fertilizer Industry Environmental Awards, with two of the three national award recipients representing teams working to protect waterways in Western Australia. CSBP Fertilisers was awarded the Fertilizer Industry Platypus Environmental Award for its contribution to the uPtake project....
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