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NRM New Faces and Community News

News release
15 April 2014

Natural Resources Northern and Yorke is delivering on its commitment to bring community to the centre of its business activities with fresh faces in community engagement and the launch of two online news publications.

In recent months, positions of Communications and Engagement Coordinator and Volunteer Support Officer have been appointed to Miss Louise McIntosh and Miss Wendy Cliff respectively.

Miss McIntosh has worked in the Northern and Yorke Region for three years serving the YP Alkaline Soils Group and Regional Development Australia in project management roles. She brings eleven years of professional experience in environmental management, is passionate about sharing news and achievements across the region.

Miss Cliff has worked in the region for seven years as a National Park Ranger and in more recent years as a Community Ranger across the Lower-Mid North District. She has established strong relationships with local communities, volunteer groups and will continue to build opportunities for natural resource based volunteering in the region associated with Landcare, Friends of Parks and “BEST” volunteer network.

Miss McIntosh said, Natural Resources Northern and Yorke and its project partners cover a broad range of services which span holistic planning and management of the regions natural resources ranging from soil, water, pests, National Park and coastal management.

“We have been working hard behind the scenes to reinvigorate messages of natural resource management to community groups, landholders, schools and industry,” Miss McIntosh said.

“As part of this fresh approach, two online monthly newsletters, the Yakka E-News and Volunteers in Action E-News have been launched. Both are free and available to anyone by email subscription. They are also posted on the Natural Resources Northern and Yorke website which is in process of being redesigned for relaunch in the coming months.

“We are here to assist the community obtain information in a timely manner and understand that the basis of good communications and community engagement is about meeting the varying needs of our audiences through a combination of online, hard copy and face to face contact.”

Miss McIntosh and Miss Cliff are based in the region’s Natural Resource Centre in Clare but will happily travel across the region to engage with community groups and industry stakeholders. Community Rangers in the Upper North, Lower North and Yorke Peninsula districts also support landholder and community links with onground project activities.

More information

Communications and Engagement Officer

88413446

louise.mcintosh@sa.gov.au