Contacts

For information about possible excursions please contact the relevant person below;

Catchment Asset NRM Contacts FARMING Contacts Rural Community Contacts Case studies
RIVERS WETLANDS & WATER The Living Murray program

Waterwatch

Catchment Management Authorities in NSW and Victoria

South Australian Murray Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board

Local farming contacts Local Council Sustainable management practice
Wetlands
The river – Living Murray
Sustainable use of water – local water authority
Waterwatch case study – monitoring the river/ Saltwatch
FARMING
Dryland
Irrigation
Catchment Management Authorities in NSW and Victoria

Local Water authorities

Department of Primary Industries- Victoria

Department of Sustainability and Environment- Victoria

South Australian Murray Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board

Local farming contacts Local Council Innovative and sustainable practice

Dry land cropping / orchards/ horticulture

Irrigation -

Dairy Farm/ cropping

Land Management

LAND CARE

Land learn

Land care

Catchment Management Authorities in NSW and Victoria

Parks Vic

South Australian Murray Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board

Local farming contacts Local Council Salinity /soil management – Fresh & salty

Erosion  works CMA’s Landcare

Catchment BIODIVERSITY

Including farms National Parks, State forest, Wetlands

Parks Victoria

Environmental Education Centres

Department of Sustainability and Environment- Victoria

Sustainable farming contacts.

Catchment Management Authorities in NSW and Victoria

Waterwatch – Contacts

South Australian Murray Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board

Local farming contacts Local Council Native species endangered species

Feral animal – Rabbit Busters.

Community Catchment Management Authorities in NSW and Victoria

South Australian Murray Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board

Community groups

Parent groups

Landcare groups

Other

Local Council Communities working together

Tree planting

Outcomes – action plan
Riverina

PO Box 5336
Wagga Wagga 2650

riverina-e.school@det.nsw.edu.au;
paul.greenwood@det.nsw.edu.au;

Wagga Wagga
T: 02 69 329134
F: 02 6931 5084
T: Paul Greenwood
Belinda Franks
Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre www.wirraminna.org


Community and industry contacts

Project Coordinator

Owen Dunlop

Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre

Burrumbuttock Public School

Ph: 0412886642

Owen.dunlop@det.nsw.edu.au

Project Manager

Adrian Wells
Murray-Darling Association
PO Box 359 Albury NSW 2640
Ph:  02 6021 3655
Fax: 02 6021 2025
Mobile: 0407 903 195

WORK SHOP ONE – October 2009 – Teachers involved in developing this website;

Marion Vorweck; Mildura West Primary School – Vorwek.marion.d@educamil.vic.gov.au

Rosemarie Zalec

Student Well Being, Special Needs and Environment Coordinator
Sacred Heart Primary School, Mildura – rzalec@shmildura.catholic.edu.au or rzalec@gmail.com

Cheree Scott

Landcare – Ph: 0428272415

Susan Mason Teacher Gol Gol Public School SUSAN.MASON@det.nsw.edu.au

Kaye Cook – teacher  Gol Gol Public

WORK SHOP TWO – 11th December 2009 Mulwala

Nicole OMahony; Teacher St Mary’s Rutherglen nomahony@smyrglen.sand.catholic.edu.au

Craig Allibon; Principal Culcairn Public School Craig.allibon@det.nsw.edu.au

Graham Hyde; Principal Corowa South Public School Graham.hyde@det.nsw.edu.au

Andrew Dunlop; Web design, layout and development

Kathryn Rhook; Project Officer – Kathryn.rhook@sa.gov.au

Karen Jones

SEED Project Manager, NevRwaste

seed@nevrwaste.vic.gov.au ph (03) 5722 9232

Wangaratta Government Centre 62-68 Ovens St Wangaratta 3676

www.necma.vic.gov.au/seed

Sandy Dellwo

Project Officer – Community Water Quality, Murray Catchment Management Authority

PO Box 835,315 Victoria St Deniliquin

Phone: 03 5880 1415 Mobile: 0427 519 881

www.murray.cma.nsw.gov.au

CONTACTS :

NRM EDUCATION

The Lower Murray NRM Education program offers the following:

- Free classroom education sessions on a range of environmental topics

- Professional Development opportunities for teachers

- River Murray Youth Council (Yr 8-12)

- Junior Youth Environment Group (Yr 5-7)

- River Murray Waterwatch program

- Weed Warriors Program

Pippa Cattanach

NRM Education Coordinator (Lower Murray)

Ph: 0457 767 863

pippa@samdbnrm.sa.gov.au

SA Murray-Darling Basin Environmental Education Contacts (March 2010)

Mannum to Wellington LAP

Kathryn Rothe

Ph: (08) 8531 3222

mwlap@mwlap.org.au

MURRAYCARE

www.murrayusers.sa.gov.au

MurrayCare have a number of excellent teaching Resources: MurrayLink folder, School Water Audit Kit, River Murray – Big Picture, DIY Catchment tours booklet.

They also offer incentive funding for catchment tour transport and water conservation demonstration sites.

Murray Care

Ph: (08) 8204 9100

admin@murrayusers.sa.gov.au

SA MURRAY-DARLING BASIN NRM BOARD

www.samdbnrm.sa.gov.au

Natural Resources Management (NRM) is a framework to assist us to look after the environment so there’s a balance between caring for our land, water, plants and animals and the needs of farmers and landowners.

The NRM Boards have a number of useful publications on environmental issues facing the SA Murray-Darling Basin region.

Head office

Mannum Road, Murray Bridge

Ph: (08) 8532 1432

SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS

http://www.decs.sa.gov.au/efs/

Helps schools on their pathway towards environmental sustainabiltiy.

Sustainable & Attainable resource

www.sustainableschools.sa.edu.au/learn/pages/About/

Sustainable & Attainable is a resource that presents the basic facts about climate change with a central focus on practical, positive and achievable actions that school communities can make—and are making—on the journey towards sustainability.

Jonathan Noble Policy and Program Officer Curriculum Services DECS Ph: (08) 8226 0049 noble.jonathan@saugov.sa.gov.au

WEED WARRIORS

www.weedwarriors.net.au

Students have the opportunity to breed biological control agents such as Gorse spidermite, Bridal Creeper leafhopper.

Kath Thompson

NRM Education Coordinator (Lower Murray)

Ph: 8532 1432

Katherine.thompson@samdbnrm.sa.gov.au

WIPE OUT WASTE

www.wow.sa.gov.au

The Wipe Out Waste (WOW) Program is a whole school community approach to waste management and learning.

The website has great resources including waste audits, surveys, activities, excursions and action ideas.

Jo Hendrikx

Ph: (08) 8234 7255

Mobile: 0413 612 127

E-mail: jo@kesab.asn.au SA Murray-Darling Basin Environmental Education Contacts (March 2010)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND CONTACTS

Contact for more information

Koondrook–Perricoota

Denise Lalor, Forests NSW

Ph: (03) 5881 9958

Email: Denisel2@sf.nsw.gov.au

Gunbower

Melanie Tranter, North Central Catchment

Management Authority (Victoria)

Ph: (03) 5448 7124

Email: melanie.tranter@nccma.vic.gov.au

Subscribe to the Gunbower-Koondrook-Perricoota

Community Update by emailing

ChristineT@sf.nsw.gov.au or by contacting

Christine Thomson on (03) 5881 9975

Front page image credit: North Central CMA

BIG BEND BY NIGHT

www.murrayriver.com.au/attractions/bigbend/

Between Nildotte and Swan Reach.

2 hour ecotours and nocturnal animal tours available

Ph: (08) 8570 01097

CAMP COORONG

www.ngarrindjeri.com/

10km south of Meningie

Activities include bushwalks, bush tucker tours, basket weaving & Ngarrindjeri cultural museum.

Ph: (08) 8575 1557

El SHADDAI CAMP

A very well equipped campsite with good dormitories. Plenty of recreational activities available. Environmental activities take place across the road at Murrundi Wetland, Wellington

Ph: (08) 8572 7262

ILLAWONGA CAMP

http://illawongacamp.com.au/index.htm

2-4 day Murray River Educational Nature Tours camps.

90% if the activities have an environmental education focus including Waterwatch, bird watching, Mallee history and nocturnal animal tours.

Ph: 0428 085 184

MONARTO ZOO

www.monartozp.com.au

Monarto Zoological Park is a 1,000 hectare open-range fauna and flora sanctuary and open range zoological park, in which visitors travel through enclosures in buses, viewing the animals at close range. The Zoo has a number of school education program available.

Ian Walton

Education Officer

Ph: (08) 8534 4100

iwalton@zoossa.com.au

NGAUT NGAUT CONSERVATION PARK

About 20km south of Swan Reach

Local Aboriginal guide is available.

Ph: (08) 8570 1248

ROONKA SCOUT CAMP

6km out of Blanchetown

Campsite for 60 people

Kayaks and canoes available for hire.

Ph: (08) 8339 3333

SWANPORT WETLAND

Murray Bridge wetland with boardwalks, bird hides and interpretive signs. Self guided tours available.

Ph: (08) 8531 3222

YOOKAMURRA SANCTUARY

http://www.australianwildlife.org/yookamurra4.asp

Yookamurra Sanctuary is focused solely on school Education programs. You can choose from a number of activities and specially designed projects such as nocturnal guided walks, mallee ecology walks, birdwatching and radio tracking.

Ph: (08) 8562 5011