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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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Farmers step up with soil testing

Twenty-eight local farmers have this week come one step closer to best practice fertiliser management at a workshop held near Busselton. The farmers have each participated in GeoCatch’s fertiliser management project, which undertakes paddock-scale soil testing and mapping in partnership with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD). Farmers received their colour-coded maps...
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Local farmers soil test for sustainability

Local farmers have made a great start to 2020 by soil testing every paddock to check nutrient levels and plan their fertiliser needs. Better management of soil helps to both save money on fertiliser and reduce nutrients entering rivers and Geographe Bay. Twenty one farmers have partnered with GeoCatch and Department of Primary Industries and...
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Vasse Diversion Drain Sandbar Re-Opening

After closely studying the weather patterns and tidal movements Water Corporation and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) has chosen this week to reopen the sand bar which forms at the beach entrance to the Vasse Diversion Drain to help flush the maximum amount of sea water in to the drainage system. In...
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Innovative program revitalising Geographe waterways

A report into the first four years of Revitalising Geographe Waterways program was released today in Busselton, detailing the success of the program. Key achievements detailed in the report included improved water quality in the Toby Inlet and Vasse Estuary channel thanks to increased seawater flushing, and a reduction in nutrients entering waterways through effective...
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Bay OK Garden on show!

GeoCatch hosted its first ever Bay OK garden party on the weekend, with gardening celebrity Chris Ferreira joining passionate home gardener and Bay OK Project Officer, Lisa Massey, to showcase her Bay OK garden in Busselton. The Forever Project’s Chris Ferreira took 80 visitors on two hour-long walks through the garden, sharing practical tips and...
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