Edition 60 | April 2021
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Upcoming events
Trees for Life Bushcare Workshop
This workshop is open to people who are or want to become a member of:
  • Friends of Sturt River Landcare
  • Friends of Upper Field River
  • Friends of Lower Field River

This workshop is funded through a partnership between City of Marion and Trees for Life.

This workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to undertake basic environmental activities on on your chosen Friends site/s - you will be taught best practice bushcare skills.

Being a bushcare volunteer is a rewarding and practical way to help your local environment.

Friday 7 May, 9:30am - 4:30pm @ location TBC (Marion area)
Adelaide Edible Garden Trail
Backyard growers large and small from across Adelaide will open their gardens to you via informative online videos, sharing their knowledge and inspiring you to get growing at your place.

The tours showcase sustainable garden practices for SA's local growing conditions, including water conservation, composting, increasing soil fertility, planting to encourage beneficial insects, home food production and organic growing techniques.

Saturday 24 April @ online
Join the City Nature Challenge
Download the iNaturalist app on your phone and discover the bugs, birds, plants and animals that call our suburbs home.

From April 30 - May 3, you can join a global community of citizen scientists who are exploring urban biodiversity.

What are you waiting for, get out there.

April 30 - May 3 @ all over the world
Climate change and human health
Has COVID-19 got you thinking about what other pandemics may arise in the future?

Climate change is often portrayed as an environmental and economic issue but it is also a major health issue. Join founder of Climate Medicine, Dr Kate Whylie, for a workshop on climate change and disease and what we can do to reduce the health threats our society faces.

This workshop is brought you by Resilient South.

Thursday 29 April, 6:30pm - 7:30pm @ Brighton Civic Centre
Did you know....
Caddies are coming
Marion Council will deliver more than 40,000 kitchen caddies for free to all households from August to cut the amount of food waste going to landfill. Food waste makes up 35 per cent of the waste in Council’s general waste bins that is buried in landfill.

We recognise that households who already have a kitchen caddy may not need a second one. Details about returning caddies surplus to needs will be available closer to the delivery time.

Council has provided free kitchen caddies to residents on request for a number of years and is seeking to boost uptake, which is currently five percent. The caddies have been unavailable to residents for about five months due to high demand.

Caddies and compostable bin liners will be delivered to all City of Marion householders over four weeks from 23 August.
Native fish recovery at Oaklands Wetland
Hundreds of Purple Spotted Gudgeons will be released into Oaklands Wetlands in spring, as part of a native fish recovery program.

Their new home is currently being prepared. The Oaklands Wetlands were drained earlier this month to improve water quality by removing pests, including carp and mosquito fish.

Native fish and animals, including turtles were caught and will be looked after until after the wetlands are refilled from the aquifer.
Public place recycling goes smart
A trial of public place recycling bins at Dwyer Road Reserve, Oaklands Park, is a first for City of Marion.

It's no ordinary bin. It includes a fill sensor to gain awareness of how the community are using recycling waste facilities on site.

Stickers have been placed on the bins to assist people with working out what is acceptable to be placed in the recycling and general waste bins.

The Smart Plaza at Dwyer Road Reserve includes furniture with device charging, basketball area, public Wi-Fi, digital wayfinding, BBQ and waste solutions.
Taking action locally
Make a greener Marion - community grants now open
What's your sustainability idea to make Marion a greener? How can you make it happen?

Local groups, organisations and clubs bring people from all walks of life together, providing opportunities to connect and make positive contribution to the City of Marion.

To support and build a stronger local community, Marion Council is providing $50,000 worth of funding for local programs, activities and events.

Interested?
Cooler, greener, wilder Adelaide - have your say
Like most cities, Adelaide's nature is under pressure due to factors such as urban densification, climate change and loss of natural habitat. Fortunately we can all do something about it. Many of us already are.

Green Adelaide's draft Regional Landscape Plan 2021 -26 is now out for public consultation.

You are invited to provide feedback!

Feedback closes at 5pm on Tuesday 20 April
Stronger Together
Welcoming Futures 2019/20 invites you to a photography exhibition telling our stories of diversity and multiculturalism within Adelaide.

We aim to foster understanding, and acknowledge that we stand on the land of the Kaurna people.

We believe our differences are the common threads that unite us.

We believe in connection, unity and community.

We believe we are Stronger Together.

22 March - 24 April @ City of Marion, Chambers Gallery, 245 Sturt Rd, Sturt
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