This week's blogs - NGT Newsletter #17: Mt Burr Swamp target met, Mark receives CCSA environment award and loads of other November news!
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Welcome to NGT Newsletter #17

Join us on Sunday 4th December at Mt Compass for a closer look at the Tookayerta Catchment

Thanks to an innovative project funded by Natural Resources - SA Murray-Darling Basin, next weekend Nature Glenelg Trust (myself and Lachie) will begin talking with the local community in the Tookayerta Catchment (that runs from Mt Compass to Black Swamp) about their catchment; its history...

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Mark Bachmann wins the 2016 Jill Hudson Award for Environmental Protection in SA

To say last week was a bit of a whirlwind would be a serious understatement!

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My environmental journey and explaining why NGT exists…

I sometimes get asked about what makes me tick, and I don't usually go into the details. But some experiences last week convinced me that maybe it is time to share a bit more of my personal story.

This is the journey that led me to do what I do for the environment, and why NGT exists today...

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Incredible Mt Burr Swamp News – thanks to the NCSSA we’ve reached the target!

Several days ago I took a call from Michael Stead, President of the Nature Conservation Society of SA, who rang to inform me about the decision of their Committee about making a contribution towards the NGT fundraiser for the purchase of Mt Burr Swamp. Perhaps not...

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Roofing tiles are working a treat for finding rare reptiles

The annual monitoring event for the South Australian population of Eared Worm-lizards was recently undertaken at Furner forest, north of Millicent in the lower South East. The Eared Worm Lizard or Aprasia aurita, only discovered in South Australia in 1997, is a species of legless...

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Aprasia catching team for 2016 – from left to right – Patrick, Elouise, Ken, Stewie, Rob, Rosey, Linda and Peter.

Damselflies and Dragonflies are hitting the skies over wetlands this spring

Have you gone for a wander around a freshwater wetland lately or even a dam? Well, if you haven't I suggest on the next sunny day that you do. Apart from avoiding the scaly things 'that slip and slide around' and the things that 'suck...

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Swamp Bluet (Coenagrion lyelli)

Going Burrowing-Crazy at Narrawong District Primary School

A couple of weeks ago, I was fortunate to join the students from the Narrawong District Primary School again to have a chat about a unique local resident - the Freshwater Burrowing Crayfish! There are two species found throughout the south-west Victorian region: the Hairy...

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NGT community nursery staff learn about native grassland restoration

Yvonne and I recently made a quick trip to Melbourne to attend part of the 11th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference. We were particularly interested to take part in a field trip to learn about native grass seed production and see if there were any lessons that could be applied to...

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Flora Victoria native grass seed orchard area

Portland group enjoys our butterfly workshop despite the weather!

A small group of dedicated community members were not deterred by the winter-like weather (13'C, rainy, and windy) on Sunday 13th November, but braved the conditions to venture out to our native butterfly workshop at the Portland Community Garden. The community garden Landcare group had...

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Bryan talks butterflies with the Portland Community Garden Landcare Group

Fishing for the Future Clinics are back!

Last weekend Lauren V and Jess held the first of this summer's Fishing for the Future Clinics with the Naracoorte Scout Troupe. Two clinics were held at the Robe marina to teach the youth the basics of sustainable fishing practices. These include why we have size...

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The Naracoorte Cubs welcomed a visit from an Australian Sea Lion to the clinic!

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