August already, where does time fly? It’s still cold but almond trees have started to blossom, teasing us that warmer weather is coming. For me it can’t come soon enough, but winter rains have renewed dams and the parched earth; the environment is looking lovely and green, and I’m sure everyone is being inundated with weeds needing removal in their gardens.
Well the budget is done and dusted for another year; now for the annual reporting which goes to the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, which provides our funding each year and allows us to run the Centre, put on events and support local conservation and sustainable living activities and groups.
Another month has flown by, with the end of the financial year looming quickly. For me that means budgets (not my favourite job) and end of year reporting coming up fast. Some great news though, we have had our funding confirmed for the next 12 months so we’ll be able to continue the work we do in the centre and in the community.
The rains have arrived! I am sure everyone is rejoicing that we are finally getting some decent rain and our gardens, tanks and the bush are all just breathing a huge sigh of relief to have this.
With daylight saving finishing this week, we know the days are getting shorter, definitely cooler and lots of dew around in the mornings. Sadly not much desperately needed rain despite the few mm's received a week ago
A busy month has just flown by, with the hugely successful movie fundraiser done and dusted; our Snake talk held and two programmes we are involved in, the Bandicoot monitoring group and the Toc H scrub also having sessions during the month.
Whew, kids are back at school, our towns have returned to pre-holiday levels and we can all take a breather after a very busy time of year. I hope you all – and especially your gardens – didn’t struggle too badly in that extraordinary day of extreme heat!
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a lovely time over the festive period, either catching up with family and friends, travelling or just having a quiet one at home. We are certainly inundated with visitors down here for their holidays, there is a real buzz around the place.
Hi all, may I take this opportunity to wish you and your families all the best for a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. It’s been another great year with lots of contact with many great people concerned about our environment and sustainable activities.
It’s been a very busy month for us here with very successful talks, presentations and workshops, and I’m still trying to catch my breath...
The year seems to be speeding up, November already, temperature rising, storms lighting up the night sky, schoolies around the corner.......
October already? Isn’t time flying by this year, the school holidays have just finished and soon it will be time for the long break. And Christmas…..
Spring has sprung, birds are nesting and all the natives are out in flower. For those of us
One more month of winter! The rain has been great, but not sure about that wind!!! It’s certainly been pretty full on, but the grass is green and one of my favourite pastimes
Well it’s Plastic Free July and we are encouraging everyone to consider their use of plastics, especially single-use such as take-away coffee cups or containers, straws, water bottles and plastic bags. There seems to be a huge fuss in the eastern states currently with the big supermarkets phasing out their free single-use plastic shopping bags, with accusations of the stores profiteering from selling their 15 cent bags to comments of how unhygienic the fabric bags are.
Doesn’t time fly, it’s time again for the next newsletter and sharing our news of what we’ve been doing, and what we have planned for the next few weeks. I’m not talking about weather this month, except to say bbbrrrrr, some of these mornings have been a bit chilly...
After finally getting some desperately needed rain, it looks like winter is getting nearer as it’s getting colder ..
Victor Harbor Coastcare, Coming Events, etc
t’s been a very busy month for me here at the South Coast Environment Centre, with a number of school education sessions, an Encounter Bay and Beaches forum , Governance Committee and bandicoot meetings to attend.
Clean Up Australia, School's back and Frog Monitoring
Happy New Year everyone! Meet our committee, Hooded Plover update, upcoming events & more ..
What are Environment or Natural Resource Centres? Sonic Sea Movie, Veggie Swap and more.
Newland Head Conservatio Park, Hooded Plover update, recent and coming events.
Veggie Market, new premises