Nominations for Landcare Awards are open!


Have you ever wondered how cutting edge projects in land care management are rewarded?

The Landcare Awards acknowledge and celebrate benchmark Landcare projects at state and territory and national levels. Nine diverse categories showcase the innovation, commitment and passion of 5,400 Landcare and Coastcare groups across the country.

Refer to the entry requirements and entry rules and conditions documents for detailed guidelines, terms and conditions relating to all entries.

Applications close on 15 July 2017 in South Australia.

George French Angas and South Australian Ethnology

portrait_young_man_2-233x300Dr Philip Jones, Senior Curator of Anthropology at the SA Museum will be speaking about George French Angas, (1822-1886), naturalist and artist. During his talk, he will make brief references to encounters with the Peramangk people whose traditional lands are primarily located in the Adelaide Hills, and also in the southern stretches of the Fleurieu Peninsula. It is happening here on May 9 2017 at  7.15 for a 7.30 start. $5 for general admission, $2 for students. Registration is essential. Phone 8390 1891 or email the Coordinator, .

Please pay at the door.

A call out to all artists

Calling all artists and crafters!

Seeking artists in any medium to enter their work in our exhibition:

“Adelaide Hills – Wild”
Artwork reflecting nature – space – life -place
Friday 18 to Sunday 27 August 2017

Craft market held on Sunday 20 August 2017
People’s Choice Award Sunday 27 August 2017

Entries close 3.00 pm Friday 4 August

No entry fee

For further information and entry forms contact:

Manage woody weeds

Come and discover new skills to help you manage your woody weeds at this free information session.

  • Learn about local weeds of National Significance (WoNs);
  • Bring in weed cuttings for identification by our expert; and
  • Find out about a variety of methods for effective control.

When: Tuesday 11 April 2017

Time:   7 pm – 9 pm with light refreshments

Where: Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre, 1 Crescent Drive, Norton Summit.

Registration essential. Please register by 7 April with Val Hunt on 8390 1891 or

5th Green Achiever Awards Nominations

The Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre wants to recognise the inspirational people whose actions support the environmental health of the region; who do this without seeking recognition or compensation.  Do you know someone who selflessly gives their time, shares their skills or inspires others to lead a sustainable life style?

If you do, simply tell us about this wonderful person and what they do or have achieved in approximately 300 words. You can nominate more than one person by submitting separate entries. Entries close on 5 May 2017 at 5 pm. Click on the link below for further information.


Backyard Bees

The buzz is all about bees!

Glenda Gregory , Secretary Beekeepers’ Society of South Australia will give a talk providing answers to questions such as: How many hives can you have? What equipment do you need? and Where is the best place to locate a hive? She will also include information about planting bee and pollinator friendly gardens and how to start a hive.  It will be on Thursday 6th April , 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start at the Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre.

Gold coin donation, light supper included. Registration is essential.