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Community Landcare Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Nantawarrina IPA

During September, the Landcare Association of South Australia (LASA) and the National Landcare Network (NLN) had the privilege of celebrating the 25th anniversary of Nantawarrina, Australia’s first Indigenous Protected Area (IPA). Initially a pastoral station, Nantawarrina was established by the…

2023/24 Landcare SA Awards open for nominations!

The 2023/2024 South Australia Landcare Awards are back for another year. These awards aim to recognise the outstanding contributions made by individuals, groups and organisations involved in Landcare. We have TEN Landcare Award categories (listed below), recognising South Aussies who…

Arborgreen and LASA partner to bring discount to Landcare members!

Arborgreen and the Landcare Association of SA (LASA) have teamed up to bring Arborgreen’s extensive product range to LASA members at a discounted price! Arborgreen is an Australian, family-owned and run business selling products and materials for tree establishment and…

Bio Gro and LASA team up for Landcare members!

Van Schaik’s Bio Gro and the Landcare Association of SA (LASA) have teamed up to bring Bio Gro’s high quality organic composts and mulches to Landcare SA members at a discounted price! Van Schaik’s Bio Gro is a well-established family…

Biri Bulmba Budang National Custodians of Country 2023

In August, on Djabugay Country, I was honoured to attend the Biri Bulmba Budang National Custodians of Country Gathering in Giumy (Cairns) on behalf of the Landcare Association of South Australia and the National Landcare Network (NLN), hosted by Wet…

Landcare Association of South Australia supports the Voice

The Landcare Association of South Australia strives to support and learn from and with the Indigenous peoples of South Australia, with the ethos to ‘recognise the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people as the First Landcarers and value their capacity…

Are you interested in joining the Landcare SA movement?

The Landcare Association of SA (LASA) are looking for new Management Committee members to join us on our mission to build environmental knowledge and grassroots action to improve the diversity, productivity and resilience of South Australian landscapes for current and…

Landcare celebrated at the SA Environment Awards!

The 2023 South Australian Environment Awards were announced in June at a ceremony in Adelaide, celebrating South Australians who help preserve and sustain our precious natural environment. The Landcare Association of SA (LASA) were delighted to see Landcare members being…

LASA finalises the roll out of new Financial Assistance Package for Landcare groups

The Landcare Association of South Australia (LASA) are now finalising the roll out of the new Landcare SA Financial Assistance Package. There were two components to this Package: Groups were able to apply for this funding through a simple tick-box…

Community Landcare calls for $250m in new federal funding

Australia’s Community Landcare movement is calling for federal government support to act on climate change and stop the alarming decline of our environment. With a new Federal Government in office, the time is right to call for a renewed commitment…

New State Landcare Coordinator joins the team

We have recently welcomed Natalia Diaz to the LASA team! Natalia has taken on our brand new role of State Landcare Coordinator to boost support to our wonderful Landcare members around the state. A quick word from Natalia:“Hi! I’m Natalia…

SA Lions Clubs Districts and Landcare SA sign MOU

LASA and the SA Lions Clubs International districts have recently signed an MOU to increase collaborative opportunities for all members! The Landcare Association of South Australia recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Lions Clubs International two South Australian Districts (201C1 and…

Landcare Roadshow celebrates inclusivity and diversity at second forum

After a wonderful first Landcare Roadshow forum on Sustainable Farming in Watervale in October 2022, the Landcare Assoc. of SA (LASA) hosted their second forum on the 23rd of November. Held at the Henley Beach Surf Life Saving Club and…

Landcare Roadshow kicks off with Sustainable Farming forum

The 2022/23 Landcare Roadshow has kicked off in Watervale, Clare Valley on the 25th of October with a forum on Sustainable Farming and Landcare, highlighting the overlap between these two communities. Hosted by MC Annabelle Ottens (Homer) (below right) the…

Kangaroo Island flora back from the brink thanks to the Landcare-led Bushfire Recovery Grants Program

A host of Kangaroo Island’s threatened native plants are on the road to recovery following the completion of the Nature Conservation Society of South Australia’s (NCS) Landcare Led Bushfire Recovery Grants funded project. The Community-Led Fire Recovery Initiative For Kangaroo…

Landcare SA attends the National Landcare Conference

The National Landcare Conference was held in Sydney from August 23rd – 25th 2022. We had a wonderful contingent from South Australia, including several representatives from the Landcare Association of SA and 2021 SA Landcare Award winners. Read on for…

Care for Landcare

$1M committed to LASA in the recent South Australian Government budget. This funding will be used to roll out the ‘Care for Landcare’ program, designed to build capacity and support for Landcarers and Landcare groups around the state. Over the next four years,…

Farm Forestry Landcare Network Field Day

On the 26th of April 2022, our Executive Officer, Elly Pratt, headed out to Monarto to attend the Farm Forestry Landcare Network field day. This event was supported by the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board, National Landcare Program, Coorong Tatiara…

Hindmarsh Island Landcare Group – 676,000 plants in the ground

On the 12th of April 2022, our Executive Officer, Elly Pratt, visited Hindmarsh Island Landcare Group (HILG) for a tour of their nursery and extensive planting sites across the island. She was joined by Green Adelaide Coastal Conservation Officer, Corey…

2021 SA Landcare Award Winners Announced

Winners of the 2021 SA Landcare Awards were announced on the 31st of March 2022. Winning Landcare projects were announced at the South Australian Landcare Awards Ceremony on the 31st of March at the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre in Adelaide,…

2022 LASA Management Committee

We have several new faces on the Landcare Association for SA Management Committee. Check out their stories below! We are currently welcoming new members to our Management Committee. If you are interested in shaping the direction of Landcare in SA, please…

SA Landcare Awards – Finalists Announced

Finalists for the South Australian State and Territory (STO) Landcare Awards have been announced! We would like to congratulate all of the finalists listed below and give a special shout-out to our Encouragement Award recipients. Thank you also to all…

Landcare-led Bushfire Recovery Projects on Kangaroo Island

In September 2021, Landcare SA welcomed Deb Laver as the Bushfire Recovery Project Officer for Kangaroo Island (KI). Deb has been a KI resident for over 12 years, and her role is to assist the delivery and provide support to the…

Introducing LASA’s new Executive Officer

My name is Eleanor Pratt, and I am the new Executive Officer for the Landcare Association of South Australia (LASA). It is with great pleasure that I take on this role, as I have been aware of the great work…

Labor commit $1 million to support Landcare in SA

The Landcare Association of South Australia welcome the commitment made by the South Australian Labor Party on the 9th of November to support Landcare volunteer coordination in South Australia with $1 million if elected. This funding will be used to…

Parliamentary Friends of Landcare Dinner

On the 16th of November 2021, our new Executive Officer Eleanor Pratt and Treasurer and Life Member Gerry Butler along with a number of special guests, joined representatives from both the SA Labor and Liberal parties for dinner at Parliament…

Kanmantoo Callington Landcare Group – Caring for the Bremer River

The Kanmantoo-Callington Landcare Group had 23 people help plant along the Bremer River in Callington on Sunday 6th June as part of their World Environment Day celebrations. The group planted and guarded 150 local trees and bushes. This is the…

Landcare groups take action for World Environment Day

Landcare groups around SA worked together to put on events for World Environment Day on the 5th June. The Upper Torrens Landcare Group partnered with Conservation Volunteers Australia, 1300KOALAZ and local Lobethal land owners Hazel and Mick Grigg for a…

Barossa Bushgardens Celebrate 20 years

Barossa Bushgardens celebrated their 20th Anniversary on Sunday May 16th with an open day and Landcare forum at the Nuriootpa site. LASA partnered with the Bushgardens and the Barossa Council to present the event. About 300 people attended the day,…

Kersbrook Landcare Nursery Plant Sale – June 5th, 6th 2021

The Kersbrook Landcare Nursery Public Plant sale will be held at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on both June 5th and 6th 2021, with most tubestock priced at $2.50. A list of plants available at the sale will be on…

Community Nurseries – Powering on ground action for Landcare

Clayton Bay Nursery On Tuesday the 30th March 2021, former Executive Officer, Jim Mead visited the friendly folk at Clayton Bay Natural Environment Group and Nursery for their weekly working bee and morning tea. What a welcome! The good-natured banter…

Landcare welcomes $14 million for post-Black Summer bushfire recovery grants

Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley today announced a landmark $14 million for Landcare-led bushfire recovery projects in Queensland, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and South Australia. The funding will support landcare bushfire recovery projects in seven government…

Farm Forestry Field Days a great success

LASA recently partnered with the Farm Forestry Landcare Network, Coorong District Council and the Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board to present two farm forestry field days on properties at Meningie and Karoonda on April 19th and 20th 2021. The Meningie…

Two Landcare Regional Forums confirmed in 2021

In 2021, LASA is partnering with some of our member groups to deliver 3 regional Landcare forums. On Monday 19th April – (Meningie) and Tuesday 20th April – (Sherlock / Karoonda), LASA will be partnering with the Farm Forestry Landcare Network to…

LASA Strategic Plan 2021 – 2025

LASA is pleased to launch the 2021 – 2025 Strategic Plan. The plan focuses LASA’s efforts and builds on its active partnerships with conservation and agricultural groups across the state. Our Mission: To build environmental knowledge and grassroots action to…

NAIDOC Week 2020 – 8th – 15th November

LASA acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First Landcarers. NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July (postponed until November this year due to Covid 19) to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and…

Upper Wakefield Landcare feature – National Tree Day Sunday Aug 2nd

Upper Wakefield LCG held a planting day in Auburn on Sunday the 2nd of August to celebrate National Tree Day and the start of Landcare Week. Volunteers gathered at 10 am on a brisk, sunny morning to assist in revegetating the…

KI Groups’ grant applications successful

Two environment and Landcare groups on Kangaroo Island have been successful in securing funding for their bushfire recovery projects on the Island through the WIRES/ LAL Bushfire Recovery Grants scheme. Eco Action KI put in an application to restore habitat…

2019 SA Landcare Award Winners

2019 State Landcare Award Winners The 2019 South Australian Landcare Awards were presented at the SA Landcare Conference Gala Dinner in Bordertown last October. Here are our fantastic Landcare Award winners who were presented with their awards at the dinner….