GeoCatch has protected and improved the health of natural resources in the Geographe catchment for 20 years.
The council was formed in 1997 following community concerns over the condition of the Lower Vasse River and Geographe Bay.
It has worked with the community, natural resource management groups, industry and government on catchment land use practices to deliver water quality improvements to local waterways.
Over 20 years, the council has reduced nutrients entering waterways by reaching more than 80 per cent of Geographe dairy farmers to improve dairy effluent management, installing more than 300 kilometres of fencing to exclude stock animals from waterways and restoring more than 155 hectares of native vegetation.
GeoCatch is a key partner in the State Government’s Revitalising Geographe Waterways initiative and has a partnership agreement with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation to improve the water quality of the catchment and Geographe Bay.