2009 Event Highlights
Hogwash Bend - 22 March 2009
A Water for Nature project with RWLAP to water River Red Gums at the Regent Parrot nesting site
at Hogwash Bend on the Murray River.
Call Jen for more information on projects by Water for Nature. Email: Jen St Jack
Blanchetown Bushland Estate Opening - 1 April 2009
Minister Weatherall launched Bushbank's huge Conservation Estate at
Blanchetown with our president, David Moyle.
Ring now to secure your own piece of wilderness! Click here to download more information.
Science Alive! 7-9 August 2009
The NFSA stall at Science Alive! was popular with all ages of people
visiting the event at the Adelaide Showground.
Laratinga Wetlands & K1 Cellar Door Tour - 10 September 2009
Our most popular tour set off from the NFSA office with coach
transport to a morning tea at Macrocarpa
Wholefoods cafe in Mount Barker followed by a tour of the Laratinga Wetlands with special
interest for birdwatchers. A fabulous lunch was served at K1
Winery Cellar Door in the Kuitpo region and a selection of their fine wines.
Threatened Species Art Exhibition & Launch, 14-30 October 2009
Nature Foundation's "Threatened Species" Exhibition featured
works by eleven of South
Australia's leading wildlife artists with Wendy Jennings as its
curator. The Burnside City Council Atrium provided a wonderful space in
which to display these paintings and our volunteers from Friends for
Nature were on hand to tell people more about the work of the NFSA. It
is hoped to make this a biennial event.
Barbara Hardy Testimonial & Annual Dinner - 26 October 2009
To recognize Barbara's enormous contribution to our natural environment
and to SA's community life, we held a Testimonial Dinner in the
magnificent Bonython Hall with 250 guests. We were very pleased that
the Premier, The Hon Mike Rann MP and the Minister for the
Environment, The Hon Jay Weatherill MP attended as well as Dick Smith,
a personal friend of Barbara's. Ten corporate members provided some
much appreciated support and three paintings were auctioned from
the Threatened Species Art Exhibition.
Click here for a more detailed article on this special event and the Barbara Hardy Fund for Nature.