REI people

Introducing Sam Taylor, member of the DairyCare Effluent Technical Working Group or ‘Kenny’ to his dairy farmer mates. Not only is Sam a skilled agronomist, he is also a creative writer. A competition was run by our REI project partners to come up with a catchy name for our newsletter. Congratulations Sam for the overwhelmingly popular Estuary echo.

Changing how we think about suburban gardens

Celebrity gardener John Colwill from Beyond Gardens, joined the Leschenault Catchment Council to share tips with the public on how to create a waterwise garden using minimal fertiliser and resilient local native plants, without compromising on style.

Seagrass – an important indicator of estuarine health

Seagrass surveys in the Leschenault Estuary have been conducted by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation since 2009. That year showed an abundance of healthy seagrass meadows covering about 70 per cent of the estuary. Seagrass monitored again in the summer of 2015, told a different story.