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Ashleigh Coombs - Thursday, October 11, 2018

The 31st Friends of Parks Forum was held recently at Stenhouse Bay Hall in Yorke Peninsula’s Innes National Park, with the theme ‘Preserving our Past and Protecting our Future’.

More than 150 people attended the forum, which ran from the 14th to the 16th of September, including the Member for Narungga, Fraser Ellis MP who opened the event.

Narungga man Chris Angove and his family gave a traditional Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony and led the delegates on a cultural bus tour.

Innes National Park Ranger in Charge Mark Davison said the biannual forum was a culmination of two years of planning by the Friends of Innes National Park and Natural Resources Northern and Yorke staff, with support from the Friends of Troubridge Island and the Friends of Althorpe Island.

Jessica Henderson

Communications Coordinator
Natural Resources Northern and Yorke | Parks and Regions

PARKS FORUM 2018 - Summary PARKS FORUM 2018 - Summary (259 KB)

Friends of Newland Head Conservation Park celebrate 30 years of voluntary conservation work

Ashleigh Coombs - Friday, August 17, 2018

On Saturday 11th August the Friends of Newland Head Conservation Park braved cold conditions to celebrate their 30th anniversary in Waitpinga Campground. The volunteer group held their initial meeting in 1988, and this special day marked 30 years of voluntary conservation work in the park. This group of very dedicated volunteers assist with many important park projects including weed control, revegetation and most recently, monitoring Western Pygmy Possums to study population and distribution in the area.

The Park is a 1,152 ha Conservation Park situated at Waitpinga, 15 minutes from Victor Harbor. The Park is renowned for its superb fishing and surfing beaches, rare and endangered species of plants, birds and animals, stunning coastline and beautiful walking trails. A huge draw card for many visitors - local, state-wide and national. The annual visitation is estimated at 100,000 people.

The Minister for Environment and Water, David Speirs, also attended the day. He gave out awards along with Senior Ranger Seiji Iwao and member of the Friends group, Winston Syson. A number of members also celebrated 20, 10 and 5 years of volunteering with the group. Along with these awards, previous members Ron and Pam Taylor were also acknowledged for 20 years of outstanding contribution to environmental conservation in the park. They were key founders of the group and their passion and commitment to the park were second to none (see photo).

Group members gathered at Dennis Hut in Waitpinga campground for the giving of awards by Minister Speirs, followed by a BBQ lunch. A small special ceremony was also held in the afternoon to remember previous member Robin Rowett who passed away 15 months earlier. Robin was a very dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer, so the group used this opportunity to celebrate his contribution to the park and passion for the area. Family members planted trees to commemorate Robin in a special place held dear to his heart overlooking spectacular views of the ocean.

The Friends of Newland Head Conservation Park are supported by Department for Environment and Water National Parks staff and Friends of Parks Inc., along with the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Volunteer Support Program. The 30 year celebration event was funded by the Friends Group with support by the Volunteer Support Program and NRM Levy.

The Friends of Newland Head Conservation Park currently hold weekly Frieday working bees in the park and monthly working bees on a Saturday. In addition, the group participate in 6-weekly monitoring surveys of Western Pygmy Possums checking nesting boxes for activity. For anyone who would like to get involved in this fantastic group of local volunteers, please contact Simon and Lee on simonandlee01@gmail.com.

Aldinga Washpool & Blue Lagoon revegetation plan

Ashleigh Coombs - Friday, May 04, 2018

A draft revegetation plan for Aldinga Washpool & Blue Lagoon and surrounding areas has been developed. The plan has been informed by detailed botanical and ecological assessments that provided up-to-date data on vegetation types and locations of significant species in the area.

The proposed planting site consists of several land parcels owned by a number of state and local government bodies and historically has been used for many purposes. The aim of the draft plan is to guide pest plant control and revegetation works that will restore and maintain the health of the site.

The proposed revegetation aims to reflect the natural open character of the coastal wetland, including low sedge and saltmarsh plantings, tussock grasslands, dune and coastal heathland and shrubland. Some open woodland tree plantings similar to the adjacent Aldinga Scrub Conservation Park are also proposed. You can view the draft revegetation plan by opening the attachment or by typing this address into your internet browser https://bit.ly/2Km73PY.

We are seeking local community feedback on the plan and would like to hear from you.

Please join us at a community meeting where you can ask questions and submit your feedback in person.

WHEN: Tuesday 29 May 7–8 pm

WHERE: Sellicks Beach Community Hall, William Eatts Reserve Riviera Road, Sellicks Beach.

RSVP is essential. Phone Seascapes Coordinator Damian Moroney on 8273 9116 or email Damian.Moroney@sa.gov.au.

If you are unable to attend the community meeting or would prefer to submit your feedback electronically, please email it to Damian.Moroney@sa.gov.au.

Aldinga Washpool & Blue Lagoon Revegetation plan Aldinga Washpool & Blue Lagoon Revegetation plan (4466 KB)

World Summit on Climate Change and Global Warming - 2018

Ashleigh Coombs - Friday, March 09, 2018

World Summit on Climate Change and Global Warming

June 21-22, 2018 in Paris, France

Climate Change Conferences | Environmental Science Conferences| Climate Change Meetings

This mail is from “World Summit on Climate Change and Global Warming” going to be held during June 21-22, 2018 in Paris, France.Climate 2018 is a leading forum for academic faculty, Meterology, registered Environmental professionals & practitioners, research experts in food technology, Climate and Environment, President’s, Founders, CEO’s, business delegates, investors in Environment & Climate sectors, young researchers and talented student communities from universities and research labs providing an ideal environment to share the latest innovations in the Environmental and Climate research.

For more information, please visit: https://climate.euroscicon.com/

We are concerning you with this mail, because our organization is providing huge discount on group participation. If your organization is interested in participating towards this international meeting in bulk then we will be providing the best discount on each registration and accommodation allowances. It would be our both honor and pride to see your organization participation towards this mega event.

We would be pleased to hear your acceptance and availability for the event. We anticipate your gracious presence at our event. It would be our honor to meet your presence at the conference venue in Paris, France.

Looking forward for your prompt response
With Regards,

Lauren Cooper
Program Manager
Climate 2018
Call @ +44-2033182512
Email: climate@eurosciconmeetings.com

Bushcare's Major Day Out

Ashleigh Coombs - Saturday, February 17, 2018

Bushcare's Major Day Out (BMDO) will be held on Sunday September 16 2018

The date for BMDO 2018 is confirmed, and now's the time to start planning your activities and attracting volunteers to care for your local urban and regional bushland sites.

We want to hear from you!

Just like BMDO wouldn’t happen without you, your feedback is invaluable - it allows BMDO to gain more publicity and support year after year.

We have set up a short survey for you to provide us with your feedback on BMDO 2017, and any suggestions you have for this year.

Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey - thank you!

TAKE THE SURVEY

And we would love to hear about your events last year.

You can tell us about your BMDO events and achievements on our Feedback Form, available to download at the link:

BMDO 2017 ACHIEVEMENTS AND FEEDBACK FORM (Word document)

We’re seeking sponsorship to fund a national promotions campaign for Bushcare’s Major Day Out 2018, to tell the whole country how great BMDO is!

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE, AND PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR NETWORKS

In 2017 Bushcare’s Major Day Out merged with Conservation Volunteers. By combining Bushcare’s leagues of dedicated volunteers with our network of 20 offices and over 200 staff, we are mobilising communities to roll up their sleeves and take part in caring for their local, urban and regional bushland, wetlands and parks.

Need More Information?

For more information on how to get involved, please contact us: bmdo@cva.org.au

Visit the BMDO webpage

Get married in the garden at Old Government House

Ashleigh Coombs - Friday, December 15, 2017

Friends of Old Government House

Do you want to get married in the garden at Old Government House in the Belair National Park?

Today seems to be the right day to announce that Old Government Ho...use in Belair National Park is, once again, available for Wedding Ceremonies.

You can get married in the beautiful, private garden of a Heritage Listed complex.

There are two areas available - the wedding lawn for boutique weddings (maximum number 50 guests), or the Terrace for up to 140 people.

- call Tina Gallasch 08 8178 0688 for details.

List your park's event online

Ashleigh Coombs - Friday, December 15, 2017

Attention Friends:

Parks SA has developed a new online feature where you can list an event on your park's website. 

Are you holding a working bee, planting day, bushwalking event, surfing competition or trail run in a park?

Perhaps you’re organising a meditation retreat or a parents’ group meeting and want more people to find out about it and get involved.

You can list your event on our website.

Visit https://goo.gl/Yc52CK to find out how. #NationalParksSA

State History Conference 2017

Ashleigh Coombs - Sunday, September 17, 2017

For Conference Program and Registration follow this link - http://newsletter.history.sa.gov.au/t/ViewEmail/r/6D6392F68BB7E3A62540EF23F30FEDED/DCB4F21EBA6DF106F351F20C80B74D5E

History Festival 2018

Ashleigh Coombs - Sunday, September 17, 2017

History Festival News

History Festival News - September 2017


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South Australia's History Festival 2017 starts Monday - 8th May!

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Mark your diary! The 2017 History Festival program will be available in The Advertiser newspaper on Saturday 8th April.

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State Community Landcare Conference 2017

Ashleigh Coombs - Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Registrations are open.

  • The 2017 Conference is nearly here
  • Tours are selling out fast
  • Conference Program
  • Thank you to our Sponsors!
  • For all details go to - http://mailchi.mp/4e595d1fcb5b/lasa-newsletter-1036789?e=e8c7251079


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