This week: A bumper crop of NGT news from SA and Victoria.
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Welcome to NGT Newsletter #3 - Updates from the Lofties and Lower Murray (SA) across to the South West (Vic)
Let's kick-off with the Mt Lofty Ranges and Lower Murray:

Murray hardyhead released back into Rocky Gully on the Lower Murray

On the last day of our autumn field season, we released 3250 of the nationally endangered Murray hardyhead into Rocky Gully, a Lower Murray floodplain wetland where the species once thrived. In South Australia, this small-bodied and salt tolerant species is considered critically endangered surviving as...

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Some of the 3250 Murray hardyhead (a nationally threatened species), released into Rocky Gully on the Lower Murray.

Glenshera Swamp and Lower Murray fish presentations now available as podcasts

If you missed myself and Nick speaking at the SA NRM Science Conference in Adelaide last month, then not to worry! - the talks were recorded and are now available to view and listen to on-line. First up from Session 3 is my talk about NGT's...

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Nick presents in the Braggs Lecture Theatre on the Friday morning of the 2016 SA NRM Science Conference in Adelaide.
And now to the South East:

Karst Rising Springs event at Port MacDonnell a great success!

A large crowd of about 55 community members packed out the Port MacDonnell Community Complex last Thursday evening, the 26th May, to learn about our region’s unique Karst Rising Springs (KRS). Speakers Mark Bachmann and Nick Whiterod tag-teamed to first present the history, background, and current challenges...

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Bryan introduces our speakers to a packed house, at the Port MacDonnell Community Complex on Thursday the 26th May 2016.

The seed ball journey continues…

You may recall a couple of months ago we began experimenting with making seed balls to use in revegetation this year (see previous blog here).  Well, seed balls are now being spread out at the ForestrySA restoration site near Glencoe, and we are very interested to...

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Millicent High School students helping us set up field trials for our first batches of seedballs, produced at the NGT nursery in Mount Gambier
Finally, over to the South West:

Long Swamp Restoration Trial Update – May 2016

It has been a while since we last checked in to see how the Long Swamp Restoration Trial in the far south west near Nelson is faring, so let's have a quick look at the latest...

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May 2016 – After good breaking rains, water levels in Long Swamp are rising again.

Update: SW Vic OBP winter surveys, May 2016

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The search is on again for OBP's in the South West!

Time to get your fingernails dirty! East St revegetation Working Bee, Narrawong

Nature Glenelg Trust is holding a Working Bee on Sunday 5th June, starting 11am at a little wetland site at the end of East street in Narrawong. NGT has been working with the Narrawong District Primary School at this site since 2014 to restore the endangered...

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Junior scientists explore the Surry River for a Waterwatch session with NGT

Magnifying glasses, dip nets and colourful gumboots were present en-masse at the Surry River on the 4th May. I was fortunate to be joined by Liam and Lauren V from NGT to hold an interactive “Waterwatch” session with students from the Narrawong District Primary School. Always...

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Students enjoying their water-bug identification session

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