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NLN Funding Announcement

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We are pleased to hear that Minister Hunt has today approved the ongoing funding for the National Landcare Network (NLN) for another 2 years.

It's a continuation of the $1m annual funding until 2018.

Click here to read a short article about this on the NLN website.

Resilience Planning Workshop for Landcare Groups

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Would you like to know more about Resilience Planning and the tools that can help to keep your Landcare group functioning well?

The Landcare Association of SA is presenting a Resilience Planning Workshop for Landcare Groups, Monday 4 July 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm, at Clare.

It will be facilitated by Paul Ryan, the Director of the Australian Resilience Centre. (Pictured above).

This workshop will assist groups to plan and manage the up and down cycles that all groups go through.

The objective of the workshop is to give groups an understanding of the theory / science of Resilience Planning and the tools they can use to keep their group functioning as well as possible.

It will be an interactive workshop so that participants can leave with action plans for what they can do to help their group through the various stages that groups go through and to move their group forward towards their aspirations.

It is open to all landcare groups including: farming systems, Bushcare, Friends of Groups, Coastcare, biodiversity conservation, etc.

Paul Ryan was a keynote speaker at the State Community Landcare Conference at Waikerie in 2015 and was a big hit. Paul is an excellent presenter and a National Leader on this subject. He has also run many workshops like this for landcare and other community groups.

WHEN: Monday 4 July 2016, 10.00am-4.00pm
VENUE: Clare, SA - Venue details provided on registration
COST: The workshop is FREE for LASA member groups, with a nominal fee of $50 for non-member groups
REGISTRATION: Register by 24 June by email or phone to Glenn Gale, Executive Officer, LASA: execofficer@landcaresa.asn.au OR mobile 0428 812 902

Lunch and morning / afternoon tea will be provided. Please advise Glenn of any dietary requirements.

We look forward to seeing you at this workshop.

Please click here to download a PDF about this workshop.

Invitation to residents of Tranmere and lovers of The Gums

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You are invited to the launch of the City of Campbelltown/Landcare Green Army partnership and The Gums Landcare Group

Venue: The Gums Shakespeare Avenue, Tranmere
When: Wednesday 22 June 2016 at 12 noon
Special guest: Hon Christopher Pyne, Member for Sturt

The Green Army project will be working during 2016-17 with the City of Campbelltown, and the local community, on environmental works in Wadmore Park (track upgrades), The Gums (3rd Creek management plan) and other priority parks where trees will be measured for the Carbon sequestered.

We look forward to your involvement in these projects and invite you to attend the launch.

Further information is available in this invitation
Please click here to download a PDF

Photo of The Gums reserve from the Campbelltown City Council Website.

NRM Science Conference 2016

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The NRM Science Conference was held in Adelaide during April 2016.

Podcasts of the 250 presentations are available to view at:
http://nrmscience.org/2016-presentations

Building a Resilient Australia

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The National Landcare Network Chairman Mr Terry Hubbard launched the 'Building a Resilient Australia’ policy document outlining the community Landcare network’s policy for the future of landcare in Australia.

At the next election, the Australian Government has the opportunity to revitalise investment in a unique program that:
• provides significant social and environmental benefits for communities across our country,
• leverages substantial returns,
• reduces the need for future expenditure, and
• boosts the economy.

Enquiries to Gerry Butler, Chair of the Landcare Association of SA, which is a member of the National Landcare Network on gbutler@landcaresa.asn.au or 0407972149 or Jim Adams, CEO National Landcare Network, jim.adams@nln.org.au 0427211406

Click here to view the document
http://nln.org.au/publications/

Photo captions:
The National Landcare Network Board at the launch of the 'Building a Resilient Australia' policy document.
Back from L-R: Jonathan Miller, Keith Bradby, Rob Dulhunty and Terry Hubbard.
Front from L-R: Anthea Fergusson, Geoff Elliot, Sue McKinnon and Gerry Butler.

The National Landcare Network Chairman and CEO with the NLN's 'Building a Resilient Australia' policy document.
Terry Hubbard (pictured left) and Jim Adams (pictured right).

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.

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