June-July Bulletin 2016
A little late, due to the mad flurry towards the end of the financial year, but released at last 🙂
This edition of the Lakes Hub bulletin is the first one being produced without financial assistance from the CLLMM Project.
With one door closing, another opens. The Lakes Hub came about through community advocacy and with continued support will be able to continue to deliver community education while facilitating a clear, informed community voice.
While we are planning to continue an electronic presence (bulletin, Facebook and website), it would be good to be able to also continue a physical presence, particularly in the face of new environmental challenges with regard to water restrictions, climate change, reduction of agency presence, Carp control discussions, Fur Seal population expansion and many others.
We are looking for volunteers, donations and sponsorship to help us maintain physical shop-fronts at Milang and Meningie over the longer term. If you can put your hand up please click here to provide details of your support.
With your help, we hope to continue the Lakes Hub as an independent community run environmental resource centre, that supports our wonderful region and communities.
We already have enough support to complete the Community Drought Ready planning process, while continuing to release the Bulletin on a monthly basis.
With enough additional support we could run sessions on Carp Herpes Virus, Lake levels, environmental watering, the SE Flows project, Milang Foreshore Project, provide support for community Fur Seal monitoring and potentially run a Lakes and Coorong Issues Forum in 2018, similar to the biannual events run by the Friends of Great Salt Lake.
There are also some exciting regional collaborations around tourism that will only be happen through local knowledge and working together.
Other articles within this addition:
- Quick Facts from the Lakes Hub Annual Report
- An article on the impacts of lake-level drops on water supply to vineyards around Langhorne Creek and some solutions implemented by various landholders
- Discussion about firewood collection from roadsides and reserves
- New weather station app produced by Natural Resources SA MDB
- Summaries of interviews with two community members, who have been involved in drought recovery work since the beginning.
- A history of Milang, as given by school children at the opening of the new displays at the Railway Museum.
- An article on the installation of a new pipeline at Tolderol Game Reserve, including some great maps.