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Khaki weed not so painless
15 November 2021
With the weather warming up and the recent rains, landholders across the Murraylands and Riverland region are encouraged to be on the lookout and control summer active weeds such as the spiteful khaki weed (Alternanthera pungens).

Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board is moving office
15 November 2021
The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board office at 110A Mannum Road, Murray Bridge, will be closed from 12 November 2021 while moving to our new premises at Level 1 Sturt Centre, Unit 5-6, 2 Sturt Reserve Road, Murray Bridge.

New faces for our team
09 November 2021
The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board have recently welcomed three new faces to its team. Joining our Education Team are Ilyth Burton and Julie Schofield, and Alice Woodward will work in our Citizen Science Team.

Zeroing in on Opuntia
09 November 2021
Landholders, primary producers, local councils and Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (PIRSA) have all been working hard to reign in the fruit fly outbreak in our region. Many people may not know that the Opuntioid cacti, a group of declared pest plant species commonly referred to as prickly pear are a fruit fly host.

Population of rare metallic sun- orchid being monitored
09 November 2021
The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board have been monitoring the nationally endangered metallic sun-orchid (Thelymitra epipactoides) around the Tailem Bend and Meningie regions. These areas are a stronghold for this very rare plant.

Turtle month creates awareness for reptiles in crisis
02 November 2021
National turtle month launches this week, coinciding with the best time of the year to catch a glimpse of female turtles as they find suitable nesting sites on the banks of rivers, lakes and dams. The event has been coined by a group of Australia’s top turtle scientists with the aim of creating awareness of freshwater turtle species under threat from predatory attacks and declining habitat.

Making a difference for our protected habitat
30 September 2021
World Habitat Day is celebrated on Monday 4 October. It is a time to think about improved living conditions and habitats for all, including our threatened species.

A seedy character lurking
27 September 2021
Our roadsides are awash with yellow at the moment, flowering native acacia and senna, signalling the start of spring. But there is an unwanted visitor lurking amongst them, and the Riverland District Team are asking you to keep an eye out for the declared weed boneseed.

New Chair for Water Advisory Committee
20 September 2021
The Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board recently appointed Dr Don Plowman as Chair of the Murraylands and Riverland Water Advisory Committee.

Outstanding regional Citizen Scientists announced
20 September 2021
Brian Teakle from the Murraylands and Graham Frahn from the Riverland were recently announced as recipients of the 2021 Murraylands and Riverland Landscape Board Citizen Science Awards for Outstanding Achievement.

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