Work of regional NRM volunteers to be celebrated

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Natural Resources Northern and Yorke will host a celebration on Friday, May 15, to recognise the efforts of its 1500 volunteers across the region.

The event marks the 26th anniversary of National Volunteer Week in Australia (May 11-17), and will include a celebration lunch and a full day of workshops for natural resource volunteers.

Natural Resources Northern and Yorke volunteer support officer Carly Dillon says this year’s National Volunteer Week theme "Give Happy, Live Happy" recognises the positive health and well-being benefits of volunteering.

"Natural Resources Northern and Yorke will celebrate the happiness created by the 1500 volunteers in this region, because without them we would not be able to service the community in the management of our natural resources," she says.

"Our volunteers are vital to the provision of on-ground activities.

"Threatened species surveys, tree-planting and re-vegetation works, fencing, weed control, marine debris collection and photo monitoring are just some of the great things that regional volunteers have done in the last 12 months – so much to celebrate."

The National Volunteer Week celebration and workshops will be held in Wallaroo on Friday, May 15, from 9am-5pm.

Workshops will focus on celebrating and communicating stories to the wider community and will include Grant Writing for Beginners; Social Media: exploring the possibilities; Telling Your Story; and Power to the Point: using PowerPoint creatively.

Volunteers will have an opportunity to network with other volunteers from the region and are encouraged to bring along photos of their activities on a memory stick to share during the workshops.

All volunteers involved in natural resource activities in the Northern and Yorke Region are invited to attend, however numbers are limited. To reserve a place, for venue details or for more information please contact dewnrNRNYvolunteers@sa.gov.au or phone the Natural Resource Centre Clare on 8841 3444 by Tuesday May 5th 2015.

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