River Murray Urban Users Committee AGM 2008

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  • Information and activities for students and teachers Water Audit Kit Fact Sheets and PowerPoint Presentation River Exhibition Booklet Murray Link – Catchment Tours The River Exhibition School Presentations Mighty Murray Musical Coorong Connection DVD Website and Newsletter The Big Picture and River Murray Map System
  • Information and activities for students and teachers Water Audit Kit Fact Sheets and PowerPoint Presentation River Exhibition Booklet Murray Link – Catchment Tours The River Exhibition School Presentations Mighty Murray Musical Coorong Connection DVD Website and Newsletter The Big Picture and River Murray Map System
  • River Murray Urban Users Committee AGM 2008

    1. 1. River Murray Urban Users Committee Inc. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2008 MurrayCare Foundation & Programs Finalist Premier’s NRM Awards – Best Whole of Community Engagement Volunteer Project
    2. 2. VOLUNTEER PROGRAM <ul><li>We currently have four volunteers working in areas of: </li></ul><ul><li>project support, </li></ul><ul><li>administration, </li></ul><ul><li>media, </li></ul><ul><li>teacher professional development and </li></ul><ul><li>website development </li></ul>
    3. 3. COMMUNITY EDUCATION PROGRAM <ul><li>Field Days & Expos </li></ul><ul><li>Community On-ground Action Project </li></ul><ul><li>River Exhibition </li></ul><ul><li>Multicultural Community Water Education Project </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Recreation Project </li></ul><ul><li>Media (Advertiser and National Geographic). </li></ul>
    4. 4. Sustainable Recreation on the River Murray & Lower Lakes ‘ enjoying recreational activities whilst minimising negative impacts on the environment’
    5. 5. Sustainable Recreation Objectives <ul><li>To “achieve the environmentally sustainable use of the recreational resources of the River Murray and Lower Lakes” by addressing two areas: </li></ul><ul><li>The restoration of existing degraded sites and the prevention of further damage; and </li></ul><ul><li>Planning for new recreation areas or activities. </li></ul><ul><li>- Sustainable Recreation Strategy </li></ul>
    6. 6. SATC Tourism Development Fund Plush’s Bend, Renmark <ul><li>Composting toilets & interpretive signage </li></ul>Completed
    7. 7. Envirofund Round 6 Hogwash Bend, Waikerie <ul><li>Revegetation & bollard fencing with help from Mid Murray Council, Conservation Volunteers Australia, Natural State & Riverland West LAP </li></ul>200 local native species before after Completed
    8. 8. Envirofund Round 6 Hogwash Bend, Waikerie Information Bay signage Completed
    9. 9. Envirofund Round 6 Plush’s Bend, Renmark <ul><li>Revegetation & bollard fencing with help from Renmark-Paringa Council, Conservation Volunteers, Natural State & Renmark to the Border LAP </li></ul>before after 150 local native species Completed
    10. 10. Envirofund Round 6 Plush’s Bend, Renmark <ul><li>Information Bay signage </li></ul>Completed
    11. 11. SATC Tourism Development Fund Mannum Wharf Extension <ul><li>Project partners : Mid Murray Council and Tourism Operators (Murray Venturer, Proud Mary, Jester Cruises, P.S. Marion, P.S. Murray Princess) </li></ul>Completed
    12. 12. SCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAM <ul><li>Catchment Tour Transport Incentives </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Professional Development </li></ul><ul><li>MurrayLink Program </li></ul>
    13. 13. MurrayLink <ul><li>Enhancing students’ awareness of water conservation and River Murray issues. </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging in science and mathematics activities that benefit the River Murray. </li></ul><ul><li>Linking students from rural and metropolitan schools in the SA MDB in classroom and field learning. </li></ul>Australian Govt. ASSIST Program
    14. 14. MurrayLink <ul><li>School Links: </li></ul><ul><li>Parafield Gardens and Barmera </li></ul><ul><li>St Joseph’s and St Albert </li></ul><ul><li>Flagstaff Hill and Mannum </li></ul><ul><li>Walkerville and Murray Bridge South </li></ul><ul><li>Palmer and Lenswood </li></ul>
    15. 15. MurrayLink <ul><li>Activities included: </li></ul><ul><li>Visit to Ankara Campsite </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Schools visiting each other </li></ul><ul><li>Visits to Swanport Wetland </li></ul><ul><li>Excursions on Captain Proud </li></ul><ul><li>Water Watch activities </li></ul><ul><li>SA Water Pump House visits </li></ul>
    16. 16. RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM <ul><li>MurrayCare Website </li></ul><ul><li>MurrayCare Resource CD </li></ul><ul><li>Rusty Loses his Loop </li></ul><ul><li>Healthy Rivers Curriculum materials </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s Get Water Wise Glimpse Kit </li></ul><ul><li>MurrayLink resource </li></ul><ul><li>CALD Comprehension pack </li></ul>
    17. 17. Future <ul><li>Interactive website technologies (Moodle). </li></ul><ul><li>Take MurrayCare National with Australian Government “Caring for our Country” funding </li></ul><ul><li>Source funding support for Community On-ground action Project and Sustainable Recreation Project </li></ul>
    18. 18. Partners THE DANKS TRUST

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