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Rivers Fellowship Program: Recruitment 2018

Ashleigh Coombs - Friday, January 12, 2018

Conservation SA, in partnership with the Lifeblood Alliance and Australian Conservation Foundation, is currently recruiting the next cohort of River Fellows for 2018 and we have an information session coming up at the Joinery on the evening of 23 Jan. Could you please forward the information below to anyone who might be interested?


Rivers Fellowship Program: Recruitment 2018

We've reached a pivotal moment for the future of our rivers, and the Lifeblood Alliance are on the search for community leaders wanting to stand up for the health of our waterways.

Applications are now open for the Rivers Fellowship- a practical nine-month program designed to train and support community leaders in the Murray Darling Basin in all things community organising, narrative, media and political lobbying. Last year’s River Fellows were instrumental in exposing the theft and corruption undermining our rivers and building community support through the Healthy Rivers Roadshow. But it’s not over yet.

Are you ready to step up? An information session will be held on Tue 23 Jan at the Joinery in Adelaide register your interest now.


The following webinar info sessions are also scheduled:

Webinar | Thursday 18th January | 7:30pm EST | RSVP here <

Webinar | Tuesday 30th January | 5:30pm EST | RSVP here <

Webinar | Wednesday 7th February | 5:30pm EST | RSVP here <

Webinar | Monday 12th February | 7:30pm EST | RSVP here <

Webinar | Thursday 22nd February | 5:30pm EST | RSVP here <


If you need further information please contact

Applications close February 28 2018.


Many thanks,

Kathy Whitta - Sustainable Communities Coordinator

Mallee Plants of South Australia and Victoria - iPhone app

Ashleigh Coombs - Sunday, January 15, 2017


Dear Friends of Parks SA

We thought your group(s) may all be interested in this new app ‘Mallee Plants of South Australia and Victoria’. It includes 764 species. Many of the photos were taken in the SA Mallee Parks

The app is for sale for $4.49. Go to iTunes or app store and in the search field enter ‘Mallee Plants’ which is usually enough to bring it up (if not, enter the full title).

It’s only for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch at this stage. Longer term we hope it will be available on Android, but that may be a while away.

It’s a large file at 1.69Gb so please ensure there is enough space and battery (or plug it in). It may take up to an hour or more to download, so please be patient, but once downloaded it’s very quick and easy to use.

We attach a flyer which gives more information and which can also be used to advertise it. Please would you circulate to your groups? If you prefer we can mail you some hard copies of the flyer, but please we would need a mailing address and an estimate of the number of flyers you could use.

With thanks

Annabel Carle

Land line 0362435370

Mallee of SA Vic app Mallee of SA Vic app (542 KB)

AMLR Calendar of Events December 2016

Ashleigh Coombs - Monday, November 28, 2016

Attached is the latest events calendar scheduled for December 2016.

Please note the schedule is electronically available on-line for viewing on our website – go to

and scroll down to the link under ‘Education and events’).

The following events are scheduled for December 2016:

- DIY Horse Property Plan

-  Improving horse welfare through better land management

- Educational Farm

- Walk Fox and rabbit field day

- Inman River Catchment bus tour

- Bushfire Planning for Horse Owners


Events to keep in the diary for January 2017:

- Educational Farm Walk

- Webinar - Managing high-sugar pastures


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Chris Nichols

Sustainable Agriculture Officer,

Adelaide and Central Hills

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges

P (08) 8336 0929 | 0408 000 842

Free Social Media training

Ashleigh Coombs - Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Trees For Life was fortunate to receive a small grant through Office of the Ageing to deliver social media training for our supporters and volunteers. The training will be delivered through the fantastic Helen Ahrens from Good Things Marketing (

The sessions will be held at the Trees For Life office at 5 May Terrace Brooklyn Park, except for Thursday 13th October (evening session), which will be held at an Adelaide Hills venue (to be advised).


Wednesday 24th August 9:30-11:30am

Tuesday 13th September 2:00-4:00pm

Thursday 13th October 6:30-8:30pm

Friday 28 October 9:30-11:30am

Mon 7 November 2-4pm

Sat 26 November 10-12noon


Please call 8406 0500 or email to book your spot now!


Kind regards                                                    

Natasha Davis

Chief Executive Officer

Landholder education

Ashleigh Coombs - Monday, August 01, 2016

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges (AMLR) offers a range of courses, workshops and field days to help rural landholders improve their knowledge of sustainable land management.

Through the education program, rural landholders can participate in free and low-cost education courses on a broad range of topics and attend demonstration field days.

For more info ...

STARservice Development Program

Ashleigh Coombs - Monday, July 18, 2016

The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion would like to support the sustainability and development of your community organisation by guiding you through our STARservice Development Program.

What is it?
The STARservice Development Program is an easy to use, online, self-paced development program.

What does it do?
It has been designed to assist small community organisations who want to attract grant funding and improve their governance.

What are the benefits for my organisation?

  • developing better practices such as work, health and safety (WHS), risk and financial management
  • becoming well positioned to attract funding and support
  • developing policies and procedures
  • having qualified and motivated employees and volunteers
  • providing a safe, positive and welcoming environment
  • well on your way to achieving the Australian Service Excellence Standards.

To find out more:
Attend an upcoming Information session where a representative from DCSI will be there to cover the following topics:

  • how to create an account
  • how to answer the questions
  • how to access resources and support
  • discuss a chosen topic (eg risk management)
  • answer your questions.

To register for an upcoming session click here and complete the online registration form.

To find out more contact Jen Stupple, STARservice Project Officer on 8415 4157 or

Service Excellence Team

Volunteer Scholarships for young South Australians - closing soon!

Ashleigh Coombs - Monday, July 18, 2016

Do you know a young person involved in volunteering?

Are they studying? Or intending to study?

The Department for Communities and Social Inclusion is calling for applications for the Youth Volunteer Scholarship Awards, which recognise the time and energies of young people who volunteer in the community.

Successful applicants will receive up to $3,000 towards the cost of course fees or textbooks for courses at university, TAFE or a registered vocational college.

For guidelines and an online application form, visit the Office for Volunteers website at

For more information, phone 1300 014 712.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 22 July 2016.

FREE Certificate II in Tourism (nature-based)

Ashleigh Coombs - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

FREE Skills for Education and Employment (SEE) Certificate II in Tourism (nature-based) (August to November 2016)

Attention volunteers and job seekers,

Are you interested in working in conservation and tourism? Maybe as a bushwalking tour guide, a National Parks information officer, or a scuba instructor on the Great Barrier Reef?

TAFE SA is offering job-seekers a chance to improve their literacy, numeracy and employability skills whilst studying a nature-based Certificate II in Tourism at the TAFESA Adelaide City Campus.

This Certificate II in Tourism is flavoured with nature-based tourism to provide you with an insight into this exciting and vibrant industry, which is ranked among the top travel motivators for international visitors to Australia. You will get a chance to learn about Australian nature-based tourism ‘hot spots’ and important industry information to help you start a career in the tourism and travel industry.

As part of your study, you will have support with language, literacy and numeracy to help prepare you better for employment and further study opportunities afterwards. Other benefits of the SEE course include improved confidence and ability to engage in the community.

To apply, job seekers should contact Centrelink for a referral to the SEE program.

For more information about this SEE course, please read the attached flier or contact TAFE SA on (08) 8207 8805 or (08) 8207 3922.

Kind regards,

Rachel Godoy BASc, Dip Travel & Tourism, Dip VET, Cert IV TAE


Tourism Events Travel


Gluepot/Green Army project

Ashleigh Coombs - Monday, June 27, 2016


Are you passionate about the environment?

Are you interested in gaining practical skills in the environment?

Do you want to learn about the environment?


read more ...

Gluepot Reserve - Green Army project Gluepot Reserve - Green Army project (642 KB)



Volunteer Training Grants 2016 now open!

Ashleigh Coombs - Friday, February 26, 2016

Volunteer Training Grants now open!

The Volunteer Training Grants require an online submission under Friends of Parks Inc as the incorporated body. Applications close 18 March 2016.

The 2016 Volunteer Training Grants program provides a total of $100,000 for organisations to build the skills of their volunteers and volunteer managers to better meet local community needs.

South Australian volunteer resource centres, councils, suitably qualified training providers and not-for-profit incorporated community organisations can apply for grants of up to $10,000.

Visit the Office for Volunteers website after 15 February for guidelines and an application form: Alternatively, call 1300 014 712.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 18 March 2016.



Apply now for the Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Volunteer Service!

Do your volunteers go above and beyond? Ever wondered how you could let them know they are appreciated?You can! Nominate them for the Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Volunteer Service.

Organisations and community groups can recognise and reward excellence and achievements by nominating one or more of their volunteers for this award.

Submit your nomination for a certificate to award during National Volunteers Week, on Volunteers Day, at an Annual General Meeting, or a special morning/afternoon tea.

Who can apply: South Australian based organisations and community groups with volunteer programs.

How to apply: Visit the Office for Volunteers website after 15 February for guidelines and a nomination form:

For more information, phone the Office for Volunteers on 1300 014 712 or


Nominations close at 5pm, Friday 1 April 2016.


Daniella Nofi - Policy and Programs Officer

Office for Volunteers | Community Engagement and Grants | Department for Communities and Social Inclusion

Level 8 SW, Riverside Centre, North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000 | GPO Box 292 | 08 8413 8173 |


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