Training News and Reference Materials

Volunteer training opportunity - Grow your group!

Ashleigh Coombs - Thursday, July 18, 2019

Over the years I have chatted with many of your groups about the issues and difficulties around recruiting new, fresh volunteers to help in all aspects of your projects – whether it be more hands on the ground, committee members, grant writers, website or social media gurus. There is often a sentiment that groups are hungry to attract more young people to their work and to spread out the load more evenly between current and new volunteer members.

And it is because of this feedback that we have developed some training in the recruitment and retention area called Grow your group!

This two part workshop series is aimed to give your group some practical skills to work towards the prospect of attracting and mentoring new volunteers and how best to distribute work among your members. Please see the link above for more details and to register. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to support and enhance your groups resilience into the future.

Please call me if you have any questions about it.

Kind regards,

Steph Cole

Volunteer Support Officer,
Adelaide and Central Hills
Natural Resources Adelaide Mt Lofty Ranges | Parks and Regions
Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources
P (08) 8336 0927 | M 0427 055 719

Plant Identification

Ashleigh Coombs - Sunday, November 05, 2017

Flora of the Central Flinders Ranges

September 2018 We have now added, Flora of the Central Flinders Ranges, to our app (Discover the Flinders Ranges), which is a photographic guide to almost 150 of the most common plants in the central Flinders Ranges, between Quorn and Blinman, with an emphasis upon the National Park. The app relies upon almost 600 verified, close-up photos, sorted by colour, so that even non-botanists can identify the plants. Discover the Flinders Ranges

Weeds in South Australia

November 2017 Declared plants are weeds that are regulated under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 due to their threat to primary industry, the natural environment and public safety.
Natural Resources Management boards oversee control programs for declared plants in each region, through the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources.
PIRSA - weeds in SA

Mallee Plants of South Australia and Victoria app

October 2017 Mallee Plants of South Australia and Victoria app v2.0
- 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.

Mallee App v2 Mallee App v2 (656 KB)

It's Blue with Five Petals

January 2017 Wildflowers of the Adelaide Region, 2nd Edition, by Ann Prescott view in your browser

Focus on Flora

July 2017 Native Plants of the Adelaide Hills and Barossa, by Kersbrook Landcare Group

Focus on Flora Focus on Flora (905 KB)

Focus on Flora - Special Offer Focus on Flora - Special Offer (200 KB)

Handling Chemicals

Ashleigh Coombs - Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Chemical Handling

24th March 2017 Chemical Accreditation view in your browser