Lakes Hub Bulletin 216: Wetland Wrap-up

216 13 Feb 2015

Wetland wrap-up

After a whirlwind weekend, it is great to stop and try to put at least some of it onto paper.

Click to download the Lakes Hub Bulletin #216

Click to download the Lakes Hub Bulletin #216

Looking through the feedback sheets and media articles, it appears that environmental and natural resource management issues are flavour of the month. I have provided a brief summary of the media coverage on page 3.

A community member (Karen Lane) has provided us with a review of the Environment Forum, held at Goolwa (thanks heaps, Karen!) and we are hoping to have some summaries of the presentations in future editions of the Bulletin. In the mean time, I have put a mosaic of photos at the base of this page, as a reminder of the fun we had.

There are a series of small grants open at present, for various Landcare, heritage and environmental purposes, which might be of use for various community groups and schools in the Lower Lakes and Coorong area.

Community education events include topics as diverse as farm management and cat control to how to run an event or build a bat box.

So, plenty of opportunities to get stuff happening, in our beautiful patch of this State.

Contents: 

  • Environmental Forum Review
  • Media Coverage
  • Monitoring of Small-bodied fish
  • Ramsar Showcase
  • Managing feral cats
  • Land Management Course
  • Clayton Bay Foreshore Consultation
  • Pygmy Perch
  • Guess this animal…
  • SA Wetland update
  • Community organisational profile – GW LAP
  • Funding opportunities
  • Murray Cod in Drinking Holes
  • Stories of Ancient Sea Rise
  • Birdwatching events
  • Community happenings
  • Indigenous Heritage
  • Lake Levels
  • Calendar of Events

 

 

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Lakes Hub Bulletin #215

Welcome to the second edition of the Lakes Hub Bulletin for 2015

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Click on image to download Bulletin.

In this edition

  • World Wetland Day events
  •  Clayton Foreshore Master Plan consultation.
  • Vote for our favourite wetland.
  • Progress at the Murray Mouth and flows update.
  • Fleurieu Peninsular Swamp.
  • Consultation on the River Murray WAP.
  • Invitation to be batty.
  • Introduction to Captain Plop.
  • Plus much more.

Feel free to contact us if there is anything you would like to see in upcoming bulletins.

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Coorong and Lakes Environment Forum

Click image to see the Coorong and Lakes Environment Forum Program.

Click image to see the Coorong and Lakes Environment Forum Program.

The Coorong and Lower Lakes Environment Forum is being held on Friday 30 January 2015 to celebrate World Wetlands Day. This year’s theme is Wetlands for our Future.

 Thirty years ago the Coorong and Lower Lakes were designated a Ramsar ‘Wetland of International Importance’ by the Australian Government, to help secure the long-term health of the site.

Come and hear a range of scientists, community organisations and managers share and discuss the latest information about the health of this unique wetland – past, present and future.

This event is being jointly hosted by the Lakes Hubs, Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources and Alexandrina District Council.

The Forum will be followed on Sunday 1 February 2015 with a Wetlands Film Festival, hosted by the Lakes Hubs, to be held at Centenary Hall, Goolwa.

RSVPs can be sent to Faith Coleman, Lakes Hubs Coordinator, at info@lakeshub.com by 28 January 2015.

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World Wetlands Day Film Festival

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Click the image to download Film Festival Program

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Lakes Hub Bulletin #214

Welcome to the first edition of the Lakes Hub Bulletin for 2015

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Click on image to download Bulletin

In this edition:

  • Dredging of the Murray Mouth
  • World Wetland Day events
  •  Southern Fleurieu Permaculture Group events
  • Outcomes of Spring prescribed burning
  • 2014 World hottest year on record.
  • Opportunity for community members to help with anti-venom research.
  • Fun activities in the Encounter Marine Park
  • plus lots more….

Feel free to contact us if there is anything you would like to see in upcoming bulletins.

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