The latest in our estuaries

Estuary forums were held across four of the Regional Estuaries Initiative catchments in October with over 205 people attending events in Albany, Denmark, Augusta and Bunbury. Hosted by local catchment groups in partnership with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s (DWER) Regional Estuaries Initiative, the forums included updates on … Read More

New Healthy Rivers website

A new website developed as part of the Healthy Rivers Program highlights the importance of river health to the ecosystem. The Healthy Rivers Program supports the Regional Estuaries Initiative (REI), assessing the health of rivers throughout the REI catchments. The new website includes detailed data about each assessment site, including … Read More

Upcoming Estuary Forums

You can discover what is happening in local waterways at our annual estuary forums, held across the South West and South Coast in mid-October. Hosted by local catchment groups in partnership with the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s (DWER) Regional Estuaries Initiative, the forums include updates on the science … Read More

Wilson Inlet Community Update Session

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

Sharing the love of estuaries

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

REI people – Bruce Radys

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

Oyster Harbour Catchment Group

Oyster Harbour Catchment Group members and guests. In 2017 the Oyster Harbour Catchment Group (OHCG) celebrated 25 years of operation. In those 25 years, the group has attracted many millions of dollars in funding for on-ground activities and coordinated many hours of volunteer labour. Importantly, beyond the on-ground works, the … Read More

On board the Kalgan Queen

DWER officers were recently invited to attend the OHCG end of year celebration aboard the Kalgan Queen crusing the Oyster Harbour. During the boat trip, officers presented information on DWER’s current monitoring program and recent findings. The end of 2017 marked an important milestone for the Oyster Harbour Catchment Group … Read More

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.

Partnering with local government

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation was recently invited to present at a Western Australian Local Government Association Natural Area Management Network Forum (NAMN), hosted by the Shire of Collie, to discuss improving water quality of waterways and wetlands.