Garden guardians protect bay

Catherine MasseyBusselton Dunsborough Times
GeoCatch’s Robin Belford and Lisa Massey with Garden Guardians Lorraine andTom McAuliffe.
Camera IconGeoCatch’s Robin Belford and Lisa Massey with Garden Guardians Lorraine andTom McAuliffe. Credit: supplied/supplied

Superheroes have been enlisted to protect the bay with a creative campaign to improve gardens in the Geographe Bay Catchment.

Garden Guardians of the Bay is an initiative headed by Geocatch, aiming to prevent nutrient run-off into the bay by changing the way Capes residents garden.

GeoCatch board member Robin Belford said improving urban gardens was an important part in their mission to protect the bay

“The campaign is a call to action for all gardeners to champion the right way to garden,” he said.

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“We want all gardeners to become Garden Guardians of the Bay by growing native plants, adding clay to sandy soils, applying soil wetter and using mulch,” he said.

The campaign is an extension from GeoCatch’s long-standing Bay OK program, enlisting local gardeners as the superhero faces of the initiative.

“In the new year look out for Garden Guardians of the Bay in local garden centres and community workshops where gardeners can learn about garden actions that will help protect Geographe Bay,” Bay OK project officer Lisa Massey said.

The Bay OK gardens project is part of Royalties for Region's Healthy Estuaries WA and Revitalising Geographe Waterways.

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