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Locals dig in to help endangered woodlands
06 August 2019

A failing woodland ecosystem, stressed by historic over-clearance and dryland salinity amongst other threats, has been given a massive boost by local students, farmers, Council and Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula staff this year through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

STAR project focused on EP’s vulnerable saltmarshes
06 August 2019

Enormously undervalued and frequently overlooked Eyre Peninsula’s quite secretive Subtropical and Temperate Saltmarshes are set to benefit from a host of land care actions after the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board receives $2,068,000 in funding over four years from the Australian Government’s Regional Land Partnership program.

Coordination key to rabbit control
31 July 2019

The coordinated control of European rabbits through best management practise and biological control RHDV1-K5 will be the focus of two open workshops at Cleve and Port Lincoln in August hosted by Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula and PIRSA Biosecurity SA.

Aboriginal small grants, huge success
25 July 2019

Small seed funding of up to $1000, through Board NRM levy funding, made available to community-led activities that impacted positively on natural resources and focused on Aboriginal cultural awareness on Eyre Peninsula, has been put to good use by local schools and community groups for a host of Connection with Country and cultural events.

Enjoying country together at NAIDOC Week
17 July 2019

A overview of NAIDOC Week activities supported by Natural Resources EP during celebrations in 2019 - Streaky Bay and Ceduna.

Students driving the three R's in our schools
28 June 2019

Reduce, re-use and recycle are the three important R’s at Kirton Point Primary School, with the reduction of waste culture being driven by students. The school recently signed up with the Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative – South Australia (AuSSI-SA) with its students leading the way in reducing waste and helping it to become more sustainable.

Wattle happen with the endangered Whibleyana?
24 June 2019

The endangered Whibley wattle is on the road to recovery due largely to the assistance from the Tumby Bay Area School, District Council of Tumby Bay and local landholder support. Since 2017 significant work has taken place to help save Tumby Bay’s endangered wattle the Acacia Whibleyana, commonly referred to as Whibley wattle.

Funding available for EP farmers to trial multi-species crops
17 June 2019

Eyre Peninsula farmers are encouraged to apply for a mixed species cropping grant with the purpose of undertaking mixed species summer and winter crops for 2019/20.

King tide for Eyre Peninsula
30 May 2019

Eyre Peninsula residents are being encouraged to keep an eye on the coastline with a king tide predicted across the region on Wednesday 5 June.

Enjoying a campfire while protecting our national parks
28 May 2019

There are many reasons as to why it is illegal to use vegetation in national parks for kindling and firewood. Animals use the vegetation for breeding, food and shelter. The breakdown of the fallen vegetation provides vital nutrients into the soils which enable vegetation re-growth to occur.