4 new grants commence

Torbay Catchment Group was lucky enough to be successful in receiving 4 more grants funded by the State NRM office. The grants are: ‘A Shared Vision’: Community-based NRM in the Torbay Catchment Area Western Ringtail Possums in the Albany stronghold population Optimising soil chromatography for community assessment of soil health The...

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Possums spotting with Waroona DHS

On Monday and Tuesday nights last week the intrepid Waroona DHS Bushrangers braved the weather to help with surveying for the critically endangered Western Ringtail possum.  Torbay is lucky enough to have quite a number of these cute little marsupials still living in the area. Two different survey locations were...

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AGM at Oranje Tractor – a great success!

On the evening of Thursday 5th October around 45 people gathered at Oranje Tractor Winery to help celebrate our annual community catch-up and AGM.  It was great to realise just how many people are actively involved with us through projects or as current or recent past committee members.  At of course...

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Update: Local shooters make a dent in fox numbers

update 26 September:  Vixens currently have cubs in dens. They are very very hungry, so make sure you are vigilant. Lock up your poultry and protect new born lambs.  One of our shooters just lost a couple of chooks, in spite of all the foxes he has removed!! In August, one of...

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Possum patrol – so so cute!!

We braved the windy weather last night to continue our possum surveying in the catchment.  And apart from a bit of the planned the survey area being underwater making it inaccessible we had quite a good night capturing this adorable photo of mum and baby.  So cute….. If you would...

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J-BAS Information Session

Johne’s Beef Assurance Score (J-BAS) is a self assessment risk profiling tool that allows producers to demonstrate what they are doing on their properties in regards to Bovine Johne’s Disease control and management At this session, J-BAS explained, advice on creating your own security plan and; Frances Gartrell from LBN...

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Weedy Wattle Day – Torbay Hall 3 September

Come along to the Torbay Hall on Sunday 3rd September to learn more about weedy wattles.  And yes we do have a few around the area!  Particularly Sydney Golden Wattle (Acacia longifolia). Date: Sunday 3rd September Venue:  Torbay Hall Time: 10:00-12:00 Free BBQ lunch provided Rosie Smith, Greenskills Weedy Wattle Coordinator,...

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Women in Leadership – Symposium

  Supporting Women in Leadership: Landcare | Environment   Great Southern and Lower South West SYMPOSIUM   The regional symposium, consisting of two one day events, aims to support women in the NRM, Landcare and Environmental sector. It will take place in the Great Southern and Lower South West in...

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