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Do Drop In: Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board to Exhibit at 2022 Riverland Field Days

News release
07 September 2022
Do Drop In: Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board to Exhibit at 2022 Riverland Field Days

The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board will be on site at the 2022 Riverland Field Days to showcase the organisation’s work and provide advice to the community.

Located on Second Avenue, opposite the Exhibition Pavilion, the marquee will be a hive of activity with a range of information, displays, activities and networking across the two-day event.

Members of the public are encouraged to drop in and ask the advice of landscape board staff on land management issues such as weed and pest animal control, or find out about the valuable work ecologists are doing to preserve native ecosystems.

There will be plenty of activities to keep kids entertained with a live native animal display, turtle nest display, find-the-turtle competition, sticker giveaways and more. The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board marquee also forms part of the Riverland Field Days Safari Trail.

“It’s a great opportunity for the community to catch up with our staff and get advice on pest animal and weed issues, or find out about the latest outcomes of our sustainable agriculture trials and projects,” said Andrew Meddle, General Manager of the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board.

“This year, our site will have a particular focus on turtle conservation, and visitors will be able to see what our teams are doing to help River Murray turtles and find out about the ways that they can become involved as citizen scientists,” he added.

“River Murray turtles hold a special cultural significance for First Nation’s people, but all three local turtle species are vulnerable to predation by foxes and feral cats and we need the community’s input to help shape conservation efforts.”

The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder, Murray Darling Basin Authority, the Department for Environment and Water and the River Murray & Mallee Aboriginal Corporation ranger team will also have a presence within the tent.

2022 is the first year the organisation has had a site at the Riverland Field Days since the transition from the SA Murray Darling Basin NRM Board in 2020.

The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board tent will be located at site 202/204, open on both days from 9 am – 5 pm.