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Information flows at Vasse Estuary webinar

The complexities of water management and seawater trials in the Vasse estuary were demystified last week at a science webinar hosted by GeoCatch. The webinar was presented by Dr Linda Kalnejais from Department of Water and Environmental Regulation and is part of a series of webinars that is exploring the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands. Linda explained...
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Geographe Farmers protecting Geographe Bay

Farmers interested in changing agriculture practices in the Geographe catchment had the opportunity to help guide future water quality actions last week at a workshop hosted by GeoCatch. The farmers were given the opportunity to say what they thought could be done on Geographe farms to reduce nutrients entering waterways, while supporting farmer’s triple bottom...
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Wetland webinars share science with the community

Community members interested in the natural values of the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from scientists who will be presenting via a new monthly webinar series hosted by GeoCatch. Since 2017, seasonal ecological monitoring has been undertaken on the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands to help scientists and managers understand the potential...
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Fertiliser trials protecting waterways and farmers

Farmers in the Geographe catchment are set to benefit from local fertiliser trial results which are showing that costs can be saved by not applying phosphorus fertiliser on paddocks that have adequate P levels. The results have come from the first year of the state government’s uPtake trial program where 14 of 19 sites showed...
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Soil testing opportunity for farmers now open

Geographe farmers interested in finding out more about the nutrient status of their paddocks are being invited to register for this summer’s soil testing program being offered through GeoCatch, in partnership with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD). The popular program will provide farmers with whole-of-farm soil testing in the summer of...
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School gets a Bay OK welcome

The entrance to Cornerstone Christian College in Dunsborough has received a Bay OK garden makeover following the establishment of a water and nutrient wise garden through GeoCatch. The new garden not only provides an attractive space and welcoming entrance to the school, but also shows the community how gardening in sandy soil can be rewarding...
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New funding for Revitalising Geographe Waterways

Priority actions to reduce nutrients entering Geographe waterways are set to continue with the McGowan Government announcing recently that the Revitalising Geographe Waterways program will continue for four years. The funding is part of the new Healthy Estuaries WA program which will see $25 million rolled out across the regions to support restoration and management...
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Geographe dairy farmers play their part in nutrient reduction

Geographe dairy farmers are continuing to show their commitment to reducing nutrients leaving their farms, with five dairy effluent system upgrades being completed this autumn. Effluent from dairy sheds contribute 11% of phosphorus and 7% of nitrogen (on average) to the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands each year, so improving dairy effluent systems has been a priority...
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$25 million over the next four years for Healthy Estuaries WA

The McGowan Government will invest $111.6 million in funding to continue critical State Government programs and projects across regional Western Australia. Funding for the next four years has been locked in ahead of this year’s Budget, recognising the importance of more than a dozen regional State Government programs. The funding package includes $25 million over...
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Water managers respond to community concerns of estuary smell

Water managers of the Vasse Estuary have responded to community concern about offensive odours in the estuary near Estuary View Drive. Wonnerup residents who live adjacent to the estuary have been experiencing unpleasant smells caused by decomposing algae which has been getting worse over the summer months. Late last month the City of Busselton removed...
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