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Sculptors @ Crystal Lake

The Sculptors @ Crystal Lake symposium will be held 1-9 April 2017 from 10 am to 4 pm at Crystal Lake Park, Deveraux Street, Macclesfield.

Eight sculptors will be working over 9 days to create scultures from up to 4 tonnes of marble and granite.

 On Saturday 1st April the syposium will be opened by Mayor Ann Ferguson and Ulrike Klein at 1pm.

 On Saturday 8th  April there will be Melba's chocolate and Udder Delight's cheese carving and a children's creative program 10 -4pm.
Entry by gold coin donation.

Refer to website and on Facebook.


2017 Churchill Fellowships

The Churchill Trust is calling for applications for fellowships to travel overseas in 2018 and are particularly keen this year to receive applications from more rural and regional Australians. 

The Churchill Fellowship is a national award scheme that flies people to destinations across the globe in search of new ideas, innovation and excellence.

Worth an average of $26,000 each, Churchill Fellowships are presented to more than 100 ordinary Australians each year so they can travel independently anywhere in the world to explore a topic or issue of they are passionate about.

Applications close April 28, 2017.

For more information visit or contact Graeme Adcock, President, Churchill Fellows Association of South Australia, email

Bat night at Mount Compass - tonight!
Only three places left

Come and learn about our critically endangered Fleurieu Peninsula Swamps and our local bats.

WHERE: Mount Compass School Environment Centre (School Road, Mount Compass)
WHEN: Wednesday 22nd March, 7:30pm

Jodie Sommerville and John Gitsham will take us for a tour on the boardwalk of the Mount Compass School Swamp and share with us the beauty of this critically endangered habitat.

Chris Grant will talk to us about the amazing world of bats;

  • what they eat
  • how they fly in the dark
  • the incredible variety of bats
  • where they live and why their conservation is important.

We will try to catch bats using mist nets and harp traps – there are 12 species we could catch. We will probably see some bats flying around if it is a nice warm night and will certainly hear their echolocation on bat detectors.

Register at:

For more information contact:
Jacqui Wilson
P:   08 8536 5617

This project is supported by the SA Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme and the NRM levy.

Preparing Perfect Pastures

Barossa Improved Grazing Group are running a webinar on ‘Preparing Perfect Pastures’.  Presented by leading South Australian agronomist, Greg Mitchell, and covering:
  • Seasonal specific, timely issues
  • Perennial and annual pasture establishment and management
  • Tips, refreshers and an important list of things to consider for preparing your paddocks
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing all the information you require about joining the webinar.

Click HERE to register.

Further enquirers call 0409 287 261 or email
This project is supported by the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board through the NRM levies and funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.

Fund My Project Opportunity

Fund My Project - Riverine Recovery in the Riverland and Mid-Murray (between Wellington and the SA border) has $200,000 available for community groups, individuals and organisations to fund projects that will promote the environmental objectives of the  Riverine Recovery Project  (RRP), and leave a lasting legacy of knowledge, information, understanding and involvement in wetland management and riverine recovery.

Grants of between $5,000 and $20,000 (plus GST) are available to projects that meet the eligibility criteria. Small-scale works and activities are required to be undertaken by the community that can be implemented by 30 June 2018.

If you have an interest in improving the health and resilience of the Murray River wetlands, floodplains and backwaters, and in improving the efficiency of environmental water use, go to the Information for Applicants page here to read about the eligibility criteria and the types of projects that can be funded.

Applications will close at 5pm on 18 April 2017.

For all information and to submit applications please visit -

Landcare at WOMAD

Jacqui and Ben enjoyed manning the Landcare SA stall at WOMAD on the long weekend.
Landcare gave a number of SA landcare/environment groups the opportunity to promote their organisations and landcare in general over the whole weekend.
It was great to do something a little be different and promote GWLAP.

Beef and Sheep Technology and Research Update

Towards Sustainable Farm Planning 2017

Have a great day!


Jacqui Wilson
ph 8536 5617
Community Engagement Officer

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