Lakes Hub # 219


After a couple of short months, where we were firmly buried in planning, funding applications and working out fun events for the rest of this year, we seem almost ready to come up for air.

I spent two days this week on a stall at the International Rural Women’s Conference. Although I did not attend the talks, many of the presenters spoke to me afterward with regard to water and food security.

The autumn seasonal change has arrived, resulting in some amazingly still days on the lake.

These still days are a reminder that Autumn really is the best season to get out and explore our wetlands via my favourite mode of propulsion— paddle power. There are at least four events mentioned within this newsletter, which have paddles involved.

School holidays are approaching, with a number of fun activities planned. The next Bulletin is scheduled for release the day before the holidays start, so it should be full of fun activities for the kids.


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Lakes Hub Bulletin #218.

Lakes hub Bulletin # 218.

Hi all, this weeks Bulletin with articles such as;

-Rupia in the Coorong. Excerpts from World Wetlands Day forum Talk from David Paton.(Associate Professor of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University of Adelaide.)# 218

-Update on the Coorong-Tatiara Local Action Plan.

-The living Murray program.

-International year of Soils 2015.

-Feral Cat Management.

and much more.

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Lakes Hub Bulletin 217

Last week of Summer. Articles inside this weeks Lakes hub Bulletin:

-Meningie Community assist Sampson Flat.

-WWD Forum Presentation.Environmental water and Barrage operations.

-Habitat quality for Waterbirds in the Coorong.

-Vegetation of the Lower lakes Plant Ecology Sub-program.

-Migratory waders Flock to Tolderol Game reserve.

And much much more.217

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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.

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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.


  • 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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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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