Regional Estuaries Initiative https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au Managing estuaries for the long term Wed, 05 Jun 2019 04:00:46 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/cropped-favicon-32x32.png Regional Estuaries Initiative https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au 32 32 Join our Accu-Spread demonstration days! https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/join-our-accu-spread-demonstration-days/ Thu, 23 May 2019 08:29:03 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=5139 Did you know that the majority of fertiliser spreaders deliver highly variable spread patterns? This compromises production rates and farm profitability as some areas within the paddock receive too much fertiliser and others too little. Understanding the spread pattern of your fertiliser spreader when using different products can result in ... Read More

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New approach to seagrass resilience https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/new-approach-to-seagrass-resilience/ Thu, 02 May 2019 04:32:41 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=5086 The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s resident seagrass expert Dr Kieryn Kilminster, is building worldwide understanding of what it means for seagrass to be resilient. Seagrass meadows are an important part of estuarine ecosystems, providing habitat and food for birds and marine life, and contributing to good water and ... Read More

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Farmers turn to science for fertiliser advice https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/farmers-turn-to-science-for-fertiliser-advice/ Tue, 30 Apr 2019 07:04:19 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=5072 A large number of farms in the South West and South Coast are expected to save money on fertiliser after testing has revealed a bank of excess phosphorus in soils. Now in its ninth year, the soil testing program – currently supported by the $20 million Regional Estuaries Initiative – ... Read More

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Working together to optimise fertiliser use https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/working-together-to-optimise-fertiliser-use/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:17:11 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=4900 Farmer and fertiliser industry meetings were held in Busselton on Wednesday, 22 August 2018 to identify ways to optimise fertiliser use and reduce nutrient loss off farms. Beef and dairy grazing producing properties are the biggest contributors of nutrients into Regional Estuaries Initiative estuaries, making farmers and the fertiliser industry ... Read More

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Innovative revegetation in Oyster Harbour https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/innovative-revegetation-in-oyster-harbour/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:12:00 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=4897 Bruce Radys from Oyster Harbour Catchment Group has been using an innovative machine to improve the efficiency, speed and reduce costs of revegetating in the Kalgan River catchment. A special Commercial Native Vegetation Seeder (CommVeg) gives a reliable method of directly seeding the banks of waterways that is much cheaper ... Read More

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Wilson Inlet Community Update Session https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/wilson-inlet-community-update-session/ Tue, 11 Dec 2018 08:04:39 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=4873 A community update was held in Denmark on Wednesday, 8 August 2018. The session provided a comprehensive update on the water quality of Wilson Inlet, as well as on-ground actions being implemented by Regional Estuaries Initiative partners including DWER staff, Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee, and the Department of Primary Industries ... Read More

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River health checks https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/river-health-checks/ Tue, 27 Nov 2018 02:54:45 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=4798 Health checks of waterways entering the Hardy Inlet, Vasse-Wonnerup, Leschenault and Peel-Harvey estuaries have revealed most of the sites assessed are dominated by fish and crayfish species unique to south west WA. The assessments identified some areas of degraded riparian zones, damage by stock access, and poor water quality – ... Read More

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Oyster Harbour on road to recovery https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/oyster-harbour-on-road-to-recovery/ Thu, 22 Nov 2018 08:34:07 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=4771 Results of a water quality monitoring program have shown that while Oyster Harbour has good water quality, it is still recovering from a substantial loss of seagrass and shellfish that occurred in the 1990s. The Regional Estuaries Initiative (REI) supported staff from DWER to commence a comprehensive water quality monitoring ... Read More

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Sharing the love of estuaries https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/sharing-the-love-of-estuaries/ Sat, 30 Jun 2018 23:00:13 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=4147 Oyster Harbour Catchment Group’s Bruce Radys at the Albany Agricultrual Show held 10 and 11 November 2017. Having a local community that is informed and engaged in achieving estuary health is critical to help guide future management and planning. Sharing information with local communities is especially important when complex scientific ... Read More

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REI people – Bruce Radys https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/rei-people-bruce-radys/ Tue, 19 Jun 2018 23:00:18 +0000 https://rei.dwer.wa.gov.au/?p=4156 OHCG’s Bruce Radys. Introducing Bruce Radys, Project Officer, Oyster Harbour Catchment Group “Having lived and worked in and around the Oyster Harbour Catchment for over twenty years I have a strong appreciation for its environment and community. “I particularly love the Kalgan and King Rivers, right from the main channels ... Read More

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