NRM Board visits Yorke Peninsula
For the first time, Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Parkplayed host to the Natural Resources Management Board’s Northern and Yorke Regional Board meeting, taking the opportunity to view many recently upgraded visitor sites at the park.
Natural Resources Northern and Yorke Ranger in Charge, Mark Davison said that the upgrades were wise investments, given the contribution that Dhilba Guuranda-Innes National Parkmakes to the economy of Yorke Peninsula.
"People are using our online booking system and we were booked solid for the Easter weekend," Mr Davison said.
The board were accompanied by Natural Resouces Northern and Yorke staff at the meeting on Monday 21 March and saw first-hand some of the valuable work undertaken with the community to protect the natural resources of the Yorke Peninsula.
Board Member, Peter Stockings of Edithburgh pointed out the positive outcomes of the NRM board and staff working in cooperation with the Yorke Peninsula Council to deliver work on the ground.
"Much more can be achieved when both organisations pool resources to make a difference on the ground," Mr Stockings said.
The board viewed recently completed work at Daly Head that will prevent four wheel drive vehicles entering the fragile dune fields.
On a day when surf was pumping at nearby Salmon Holes, the board were also impressed by stone steps constructed by the local surfing community to allow for beach access and to prevent erosion of the cliffs.
Natural Resources Northern and Yorke Team Leader – Landscapes, Max Barr presented the results from the aerial herbicide application to control Boxthorn, funded by Australian Government, Northern and Yorke NRM Board and Yorke Peninsula Council. Mr Barr also spoke on the success of the Australian Government's Green Army program in protecting biological diversity together with Narungga cultral heritage sites at Cape Elizabeth and Tippera Springs.
Yorke Peninsula locals Neil Smith and Dean Shepley addressed the board during the meeting before joining the board for dinner that evening.
Members of the NRM board will be attending the Community Action Planning workshop at Wallaroo Community Sports Centre on 7 April, 2016 and the local community are urged to attend and share their thoughts about any special sites or places that need a helping hand.
To participate in the Naturally Yorke Community Action Planning workshop, please contact the Natural Resource Centre on 8841 3444.