Local citizen scientists acknowledged

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Riverland locals, Peter Haines and the Bookmark Creek Action Group were announced as recipients of this year’s 2020 Citizen Science Awards.

Posted 07 December 2020.

The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board Chair Dianne Davidson AM announced the worthy winners during a National Science Week webinar.

“These awards recognise the significant contribution Mr Haines and the Bookmark Creek Action Group have made to the management and conservation of their local environment,” Ms Davidson said.

Mr Haines has been contributing data for many years which has assisted wetland monitoring in the Riverland, particularly sharing the results of his regular bird surveys.

He is also involved with various other regional conservation groups including the Riverland Field Naturalists Inc.

Bookmark Creek Action Group meet regularly to care and conserve the environment of Bookmark Creek and associated wetlands.

The group conducts bi-monthly working bees and frequently assist the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board’s floodplains and wetlands team with monitoring activities in their local wetlands.

The group members have been involved in a range of citizen science initiatives and are very proactive at promoting conservation action within their local community.

The Citizen Science Awards are presented annually to an individual or group who have demonstrated outstanding achievement, in particular through the contribution of data important to the region.

The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board citizen science program is supported by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board through funding from the Landscape Levies.

Anyone interested in getting involved can contact the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape office in Murray Bridge on 08 8532 9100 or Berri 08 8580 1800.

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