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    13087: Reducing nutrients leaving urban and peri-urban areas of the Geographe catchment

    Participants in the "Growing Vegetable gardens – Great Gardens Workshop" in Busselton learned how to create a ‘no dig’ garden bed. Courtesy GeoCatch.
    Participants in the "Growing Vegetable gardens – Great Gardens Workshop" in Busselton learned how to create a ‘no dig’ garden bed. Courtesy GeoCatch.

    Vasse Wonnerup Wetlands and Geographe Bay have outstanding ecological, cultural and social values.

    The Ramsar-listed wetlands provide habitat for over 30 000 waterbirds, and the Bay supports extensive seagrass meadows - the second biggest in WA.

    A Water Quality Improvement Plan for the catchment identifies urban expansion as the biggest contributor of future nitrogen and phosphorous nutrient loads to the catchment.

    This project aims to reduce nutrients that run-off and leach from gardens in the catchment by engaging residents in GeoCatch's Bay OK gardens program. In addition, a self-assessment tool will be developed to assist residents to assess their own gardening practices.

    Community engagement work will be complimented by strategic revegetation of priority urban wetlands.

    Investment: $ 40 000
    Delivery organisation: Geographe Catchment Council
    Project duration: January 2014 - December 2014
    Location: City of Busselton and Shire of Capel areas
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