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LASA meets with DEWNR CEO Ms Sandy Pitcher

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The Chairman of the Landcare Association of SA (LASA) Mr Gerry Butler and Executive Officer Mr Glenn Gale met with DEWNR CEO Ms Sandy Pitcher, Mr John Schutz and Ms Gill Peacey today (29th April 2016) to reinforce the partnership that LASA has with DEWNR and the 8 SA NRM Boards, through its Mutual Agreement and past and future programmes.

Discussion centred around:

  • Mutual Agreement between the Landcare Association and the NRM Boards;
  • The National Landcare Network (NLN) meeting in Adelaide on 23 and 24 May, with dinner on Monday 23 May;
  • National Landcare Conference and National Awards presentation, Melbourne 21-23 September 2016; and
  • State Community Landcare Conference and Landcare Awards in South Australia in 2017.

DEWNR will sponsor the 'Celebration of Landcare' NLN dinner and invitations will be extended to all Presiding Members and Regional Directors of the 8 SA NRM Boards.

Partnerships and collaborations are essential parts of the LASA Action Plan and we look forward to many more opportunities for sharing and engaging.

Pictured above are Mr Gerry Butler and Ms Sandy Pitcher.

New Rabbit Free Australia website

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A revamped Rabbit Free Australia (RFA) website now provides a one-stop-shop for the latest news about rabbit control research, including that supported by RFA, and up-to-date reference material on the impacts caused by rabbits and how to control them.

The Media Release is available to view
Download a PDF here.

Click here to view the new RFA website at
www.rabbitfreeaustralia.com.au

Mutual Agreement: Landcare Association SA and the Presiding Members of the 8 NRM Boards

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The Landcare Association SA and the Presiding Members of the 8 Regional Natural Resource Management Boards have signed a mutual agreement.

The Shared Vision for the organisations is “Through shared leadership and collaboration between the NRM Boards and LASA, the South Australian community is confident, aware, engaged and active in ensuring our natural resources are healthy, productive and well managed for our long-term economic, social and environmental wellbeing”.

Download the Media Release.

Download the Mutual Agreement signed document.

Photo caption: Gerry Butler (Chairman Landcare Association of SA) at the signing of the Mutual Agreement with the 8 SA Regional NRM Boards on 15 March 2016. (From left Gerry Butler (LASA), Frank Brennan (SE), Diana Laube (EP), Chris Daniels (AMLR), Parry Agius (AW), Janet Brooks (SAAL), Kay Matthias (N&Y), Richard Trethewey (KI) and Sharon Starick (SAM-DB).

Become a Landcare SA member in 2016.

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We need more member groups and individuals to make LASA grow and keep invigorating Landcare in SA.

Download a Membership application form via http://www.landcaresa.asn.au/node/35 or contact Gerry Butler, Chairman, email: gbutler@landcaresa.asn.au

The 2015 State Community Landcare Conference, Waikerie, South Australia – a great success!

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The 2015 State Community Landcare Conference – a great success!

The Landcare Association of SA and Riverland West Landcare welcomed registrants to the 2015 State Community Landcare Conference, held from September 14-16, Waikerie, South Australia.

The Conference addressed "Landcare – connecting people and healthy landscapes" and gave landcarers from all sectors of the community the opportunity to explore the 4 Themes of the Conference: Biodiversity – Management and Conservation, Indigenous Land Management, People and Volunteers, and Sustainable Farming.

The Conference included 6 Field Tours, a series of renowned Keynote speakers, a panel on "The future of the River Murray", concurrent sessions and the 2015 State Landcare and Premier's Natural Resources Management Award presentations.

Waikerie was a great venue and the response was a sold out event.

Please click here to view the Conference highlights on YouTube

Click 'Read more' to read about the whole Conference.

2015 Landcare Association of SA Inc Annual General Meeting

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25 Oct 2015 - 4:00pm

2015 Landcare Association of SA Inc Annual General Meeting

The 2015 AGM was held at the St John's Anglican Church Hall, Norton Summit on 25/10/15.

The Draft Minutes have been uploaded for your convenience.

Vacancies are still to be filled in the representative positions from the AW, SAAL and KI NRM regions and the Association is also looking for someone to take on the Secretarial role.

Please contact the undersigned on 0407 972 149 to express interest or nominate someone.

Gerry Butler

Public Officer

2015 State Community Landcare Conference

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Landcare Association of SA and Riverland West Landcare
2015 State Community Landcare Conference
September 14-16, Waikerie, South Australia

The Conference addresses "Landcare – connecting people and healthy landscapes" and will give landcarers from all sectors of the community the opportunity to explore the 4 Themes of the Conference: Biodiversity – Management and Conservation, Indigenous Land Management, People and Volunteers, and Sustainable Farming.

This event is Sold Out! Thank you to all who have registered.
For any questions, please contact Jacqui Wilson: jacqui.wilson@gwlap.org.au or call 0400 036 843.

The 11th State Community Landcare Conference will be held in Waikerie in South Australia's Riverland from September 14-16, 2015.

The Conference includes the 2015 State Landcare and Premier's Natural Resources Management Award presentations.

The Conference will showcase landcare and natural resources programmes across South Australia with a particular emphasis on the Riverland and the South Australian Murray Darling Basin.

The Conference will connect people with their landscapes and communities through the 4 Themes of the Conference:
• Biodiversity – Management and Conservation,
• Indigenous Land Management,
• People and Volunteers, and
• Sustainable Farming and Fishing.

These themes will be explored in keynote addresses, presented papers, posters, workshops and field tours.

Presentations by local students in preparation for the Barmera Primary School Environmental Expo will also feature at the Conference.

The Preliminary Conference Program is available to view and download.
Download the Program here.

Holistic Management® training course

Holistic Management® theory and practice is highly relevant to farmers and anyone aspiring to achieve the goal of sustainability. A comprehensive training course in managing holistically is being brought to South Australia and is due to kick off in the McLaren Vale in late March. (Click here http://www.insideoutsidemgt.com.au/ and here http://frenchenviro.com/bringing-powerful-tools-holistic-management-sout... for more details).

Landcare Association of SA appoints Executive Officer

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MEDIA RELEASE
Reinvigorating Landcare in SA:
Landcare Association of SA appoints Executive Officer

The Landcare Association of SA is pleased to announce that Mr Glenn Gale has accepted the offer to be the Association's Executive Officer commencing 15/12/14.

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