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Have your say and be in the mix for a Multi Parks Pass

News release
10 February 2015

Natural Resources Northern and Yorke (NRNY) has launched a regional engagement survey to find out what motivates people to get involved in natural resource management in the region.

Two respondents who complete the online survey will win Multi Parks Passes in a draw at the end of February.

"Knowing more about what our farmers, volunteers, small business owners, industry and other community sectors are interested in helps us plan, prioritise and target our activities and projects", said Craig Nixon, manager Landscapes and Sustainability Natural Resources Northern and Yorke.

Soil, water, and biodiversity assets provide the foundation for the state’s prosperity and are all fundamental to the health and well-being of South Australians.

A decade ago, natural resources on public and private lands were managed by different lead agencies. "But soils, water, plants and animals don’t arrange themselves according to property boundaries or particular land uses", Mr Nixon said.

"We now work with the community at a landscape scale, and are no longer an agency whose key focus is national parks and other protected areas."

Local people who understand the region’s needs, serve on the Northern and Yorke Natural Resource Management (NYNRM) Board.

The Board works with the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR) to ensure that natural resources on public and private lands, are managed sustainably in ways that benefits landholders and the broader community.

Natural resource management is funded through the NRM levy, DEWNR and State and Australian Government grants.

"At NRNY we want to deepen our collaboration with communities in each of the three districts that make up our region," Mr Nixon said.

"Gone are the days when we went out and did it alone, when we saw ourselves as the experts with all the answers."

"We are hoping that the survey, which should only take ten minutes to complete, will provide us with a better understanding about how our regional community wants to work with us."

The online survey will close on Sunday February 22.

To access the survey go to http://www.landscape.sa.gov.au/ny/get-involved/have-your-say

For more information phone the Natural Resources Centre in Clare on 88413400

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Communications and Engagement Coordinator

88413446

orraine.edmunds@sa.gov.au