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REGIONAL DROUGHT RESILIENCE PLANNING

South Coast NRM have been assisting with community engagement across the Great Southern, through the Regional Drought Resilience project managed by the Great Southern Development Commission. This project has been funded by the Australian Department of Agriculture,...

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THREATENED SPECIES ARTWORK COMPETITION

Sharpen your pencils, clean off those paintbrushes and dust your camera lens, South Coast NRM are super excited to announce the launch of our Threatened Species Artwork Competition! With various age categories and mediums (colouring in, original artwork and...

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WONDERFUL WETLANDS A SUCCESS

Esperance has internationally recognised wetlands listed under the Ramsar Convention, namely Lake Warden and Lake Gore. Lake Wheatfield is a lesser known lake that is part of the Lake Warden catchment and supports a rich diversity of shorebirds. Esperance families and...

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WONDERFUL WETLANDS: SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM

Our beaches are world-class. And so are our wetlands! Lake Warden and Lake Gore are Esperance wetlands listed under the Ramsar Convention, which recognises water bodies of international significance. Both these lakes, and the smaller lakes within their catchment, are...

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WATERWAYS – LOVE STORIES OF PLACE

Do you and your family have a story of spending time at a local waterway? Denmark Arts will be recording stories of people’s connection to Denmark Waterways (and surrounds) over the month of April.   These stories will be made into short five minute films that...

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QUICK GRANTS GIVE A BOOST TO YOUNG PEOPLE IN NEED

Disadvantaged youth in the Great Southern will get some added support with the announcement of the Quick Grants initiative from Youth Great Southern.  Applications open tomorrow for grants ranging from $10,000 – $20,000 for projects which support and empower those...

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WELCOMING TWO NEW MEMBERS TO THE ESPERANCE TEAM!

Joining the South Coast NRM team while Claudia Magana is on maternity leave, Kelsey Tucker and Dorothy Henderson will be working together to deliver our protecting Lake Warden and Lake Gore Ramsar wetlands.  Kelsey has a background in botany, with a Bachelor of...

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SOUTH COAST REGION ENVIRONMENT IMPROVEMENT 2021

In the recently released Australia’s Environment Report, our region’s environmental condition has increased!  The Australia’s Environment Report is produced each calendar year by the Australian National University (ANU) with support from the Terrestrial Ecosystem...

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DR.SAT PROVIDES MORE TOOLS TO CREATE A THRIVING FUTURE

The Drought Resilience Self-Assessment Tool – DR.SAT was launched by the Future Drought Fund to give farmers more options to thrive despite drought and a changing climate.  Check out this great self assessment tool that provides:  The ability to input details about...

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SUBSURFACE DRAINAGE RETURN ON INVESTMENT

The first year of South Coast NRM’s Subsurface Drainage Return on Investment Trial, wrapped up with the 2021 harvest. The past twelve months have seen us install 3km of subsurface drainage in a waterlogged paddock in the Neridup region, to the east of Esperance....

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VOUCHERS OF UP TO $10,000 FOR WA FARMERS

Vouchers of up to $10,000 now available for WA farmers!   Markets are requiring carbon accountability for our products, so our farmers need to be armed with the best information to pivot their businesses to respond to customer requirements. Carbon farming is also an...

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NATIONAL BIOSECURITY STRATEGY

Developing a national biosecurity strategy for all of Australia has been a collaborative effort between Australian, state and territory governments, and voices speaking for our agriculture, industries, environment and communities.  Your feedback will help shape the...

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