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Monitoring water quality across the South West

Rain, hail or shine the DWER south west water quality monitoring team are out and about in boats, cars or kayaks monitoring water quality of south west estuaries and catchments. The small team, based in Busselton and Bunbury, monitor the Leschenault Estuary, Hardy Inlet and Vasse Wonnerup wetlands and their catchment’s monthly. Results from estuary...
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Sediment removal program to commence in the Lower Vasse River

McGowan Government contributes $350,000 towards sediment removal in the Lower Vasse River in Busselton Important work funded through the $25 million Healthy Estuaries WA program Sediment removal works are a high priority to improve water quality in the river and reduce algal blooms Sediment removal is a key management action under the Lower Vasse River...
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Making cents of soil testing

A recent soil testing workshop brought Geographe farmers together face-to-face and online to get a better handle on their soil nutrients. Thirty-six farmers were involved in this year’s soil testing program, with over 20,000 soil samples collected across 688 paddocks. The workshops are part of the Geographe Soil Testing program which aims to give farmers...
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Celebrating the waterbirds of the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands

GeoCatch and Revitalising Geographe Waterways are raising awareness of the secret lives of thousands of amazing waterbirds that live on our doorstep at the Vasse Wonnerup wetlands. #WaterbirdWednesday will celebrate our waterbirds over the coming 12 months by sharing fun and interesting facts on the many species that visit the wetlands. Each year, the Vasse...
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Restoring streams a win for farmers and waterways

Local farmers protecting streams in the Geographe Bay Catchment are finding their actions benefit more than just the environment.   As part of Revitalising Geographe Waterways, 15 local farmers will work with GeoCatch to undertake stock-exclusion fencing and revegetation along waterways on their properties in 2022. Local father and daughter team, Ian and Nikki Slee,...
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Dairy farmers show and tell with shire planners

Dairy farmers across the state are working towards meeting new standards in the recently revised Code of Practice (the Code) for Dairy Farm Effluent Management 2021,  and by doing so are helping to keep waterways healthy and reduce their fertiliser bill. Farmers in the Geographe catchment are on the front foot after years of working...
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RGW Latest News

This is where we share the latest news and updates on all Revitalising Geographe Waterways Projects