In some very recent, exciting news, I am pleased to announce that earlier in June (after a lengthy competitive tender process), Nature Glenelg Trust was awarded the contract to deliver the Restoring the Underrepresented Ecological Communities of the South East (or RUEC) project. The RUEC project is funded by the Australian Government’s Caring for our Country Program, through a regional allocation of grant funding to the South East Natural Resources Management Board.
This project will see NGT work in close partnership with Natural Resources South East for the next 4 years, delivering works across the South East NRM region for the benefit of regionally significant ecological communities and threatened species, such as the Glenelg Spiny Crayfish, Malleefowl and Heath Mouse (to name just a few). A project page (to be established soon) and regular updates will keep you up to date with the project as it unfolds, so watch this space…
I am also delighted to announce that Bryan Haywood will be commencing in a new Senior Ecologist role for NGT, starting on the 14th July 2014, to co-ordinate the delivery of the RUEC project. Just in case you don’t know him yet, Bryan is a highly respected all-round naturalist, and has worked professionally as an ecologist in the South East for the last 20 years; at ForestrySA for the last 9 years and the Environment Department (now DEWNR) for many years prior to that.
Bryan will also be our contact point for all inquiries relating to Eaglehawk Waterhole, and will oversee our management and restoration of the property, bringing a wealth of practical land management expertise from his previous roles.
A very warm welcome Bryan!