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Murray Mallee LAP - Urgent expressions of Interest

Ashleigh Coombs - Thursday, June 29, 2017

Urgent expressions of Interest are sought from individuals, partnerships and groups for potential revegetation sites in the Murray Mallee Local Action Planning area to restore habitat for threatened species.

Project proposals are currently being prepared to secure funding for revegetation programs in our area. Sites that will directly benefit threatened birds including Malleefowl will be considered for inclusion in the grant applications.

If you believe you have a suitable site and would like to be involved in this project please contact us by July 11th 2017, in order to meet application deadlines.

You can contact us directly;
P; 8531 2066

Urgent - call for expressions of interest

Time to place your Trees For Life seedling order!

Ashleigh Coombs - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Trees For Life seedling orders - NOW OPEN

It is amazing what can be achieved when people look after the land they love. The Hermann Family are an inspiring example, showing what people working with nature can do with a little support.

To hear their story click here

Or view this on Facebook at:

The Tree Scheme ordering season is OPEN 1 May - 31 July. Late orders will be accepted until 30 August with notice.

Find out more about the Tree Scheme and view the list of species available to order in your area here:

or contact us: (08) 8406 0500,

Discounts are available for small community groups, schools and landholders affected by the 2015 Pinery fires on application.

If you liked this story, or would like to see more transformations like this please SHARE this video and tell others about the Tree Scheme.

Together we'll continue to make this State look great.

Vicki-Jo Russell

Revegetation Services Manager - Trees for Life

Invitation to Participate in the Recent Ecological Change in Australia Project

Ashleigh Coombs - Monday, June 26, 2017

The Department of the Environment and Energy, together with the CSIRO are undertaking an investigation to understand how Australia’s biodiversity has been changing in recent years.

As a part of this investigation we are seeking to understand how the 1°C increase in surface temperature experienced over the past century may have contributed to recent changes in biodiversity across the Australian landscape. To this end we are very interested in hearing about the experiences and observations of people who are familiar with different parts of Australia. We hope that their insights and stories will provide us with a unique view of how things are changing.

To participate, you would need to be able to select a natural area (e.g. your local region or farm, a Nature Reserve, urban bushland) that you have been familiar with for at least the last 10 years. Note that we are interested both in areas where change has been observed and where change has not been observed.

The survey can be found here and is made up of a series of observational questions and an open section for people to tell us their stories. It would take about 30 minutes.

Additional information about the project can be found here.

If you think people in your network would be interested in participating, I can send you some additional text containing the survey link that you can use for distribution. My email address is

Thanks for your time.


Natasha Porter

Land and Water


Enatasha.porter@csiro.auT +61 8 9333 6251

Private Bag 5, WEMBLEY, WA 6913

Free short promotional video to place on your website or YouTube

Ashleigh Coombs - Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Free short promotional video to place on your website or YouTube

If your South Australian not-for-profit organisation would like a three minute promotional video developed by a UniSA first year Media Arts student during July - November 2017, please review the information on timelines, requirements and how to apply on our current opportunities web page:
Applications close July 17th 2017

Sponsorship Proposal Package

If your organisation is looking for sponsorship for a particular event or program, please consider getting a sponsorship proposal package developed by third year UniSA Communication Management students during August - November 2017. For information on timelines, requirements and how to apply, please see our current opportunities web page:
Applications close July 7th 2017

You can also apply for a short documentary or website to be developed by third year UniSA Media Arts students in 2018. For more information please see

If you have further questions after reviewing the information, please contact Alice Dodd :


ph: 8302 4683.

Call for nominations: Native Vegetation Council & Premier's Climate Change Council

Ashleigh Coombs - Thursday, June 01, 2017

Conservation Council SA

Dear friends

Please see attached information about both of these committees.

Nominations for both close COB on Friday 9th June.

To nominate, please send a copy of your CV with a cover letter that contains a short bio and explains your interest in either native vegetation or climate change.

You are welcome to circulate this email to others in your network who you think have the relevant background/skills.

Many thanks

Julia on behalf of Craig Wilkins

Conservation Council SA
The Joinery / 111 Franklin Street, Adelaide SA 5000
(08) 8223 5155


Native Vegetation Council


Premiers Climate Change Council


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