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Volunteers vital to looking after landscapes

News release
12 May 2021

Posted 17 May 2021.

National Volunteer Week17-23 May 2021 is the perfect time to recognise and celebrate the enormous contribution that volunteers make to looking after the beautiful landscapes of the Murraylands and Riverland.

Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board Chair Dianne Davidson AM said volunteers are critical in protecting and restoring our environment.

“Local volunteers are involved in a wide range of activities including planting native vegetation, controlling weeds or feral animals, managing wetlands, protecting threatened species, supporting sustainable production and getting involved in citizen science. Our region would not be the amazing place it is without these dedicated, hardworking and generous people,” Ms Davidson said.

To show its appreciation for local volunteers and celebrate their outstanding achievements, the landscape board is hosting volunteer celebrations at Overland Corner and Murray Bridge.

‘We’re looking forward to bringing local volunteers together to celebrate all the work they do, network with each other, and meet members of the landscape board.”

For more information about the upcoming volunteer celebrations or to find out about other volunteer support and opportunities available through the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board, please contact Miranda Leckie on 0438 457 367.

The Volunteer Support Program is supported by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board through funding from the landscape levies.

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