World Wetlands Day is celebrated every year on February 2nd, as this date marks the anniversary of the signing of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in Ramsar, Iran in 1971 – 50 years ago today. The Convention aims to halt the worldwide loss of wetlands and conserve those that...
Archive for category: Waterways
A five-year vision of creating a ‘one-stop-shop’ for environmental information on the South West region has come to fruition for the South West Catchments Council (SWCC). Launched on Friday with help from project partners, the South West Environmental Snapshot is an online resource that provides a contemporary overview of...
With urban population on the incline in the South West, Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) is becoming increasingly important to reduce the quantity of nutrients and pollutants entering waterways. Stormwater can transport environmentally harmful substances into waterways, such as rubbish, sediment, hydrocarbons and excess nutrients. This can impact on...
The Vasse Wonnerup Wetlands System (VWWS) is a shallow waterbody, intermittently-open to the sea, which is located near the town of Busselton, Western Australia. The wetlands are an internationally recognised Ramsar listed site and supports more than 30 fish species and more than 37,500 waterbirds from 90 different species....
The Save the Crabs Them eat Them urban fertiliser campaign gears up again! Regional television will again feature the Save the Crabs, Then eat Them winter campaign, which urges residents to hold off on the fertiliser till spring! The winter suite of advertisements feature local legend and actor, Myles...
Reducing pollution in stormwater is critical for keeping our urban waterways healthy. In recognition of the importance of this, the City of Busselton has recently accessed National Landcare Programme funding through the South West Catchments Council (SWCC) to install a Gross Pollutant Trap near Layman Road to remove pollutants...
Green Jobs a Winner for Local Wildlife! 13 April, 2021
A new project aiming to employ and train local peo...
Double benefits for South West farmers planting native trees 12 April, 2021
The Australian Government’s much-anticipated Car...
Managing non-wetting soils in South West WA 19 March, 2021
With an estimated ten million hectares of s...
- Aboriginal Consultation and Engagement: Guidelines for Environmental Management Practitioners in the South West
- Community Engagement and Communications Strategy: January 2016 to January 2018
- Biodiversity Refugia and Linkages 2015 - 2018 Fact Sheet
- A river flows through it
- Carbon Farming Awareness 2012 - 2016 Fact Sheet
- Feral Pig Control 2012 - 2016 Fact Sheet
- Regional Landcare Facilitator 2015 - 2018 Fact Sheet
- Ruabon-Tutunup Corridor 2011 - 2018 Fact Sheet
- 2016 South West Celebration Evaluation Report
- 2015 South West Celebration Evaluation Report