In this edition Martin provides his last report as EK's Director before he focusses on campaigns and fundraising next year, we celebrate some amazing staff milestones and farewell an inspiring friend of EK and protector of Country.
KNP continues field research into black-flanked rock wallabies and the social enterprise work alongside ranger groups in wattleseed harvesting.
The Campaigns team welcome an exciting new partnership with Seed Mob and continues to put the pressure on to ensure a Frack Free Kimberley and a protected Martuwarra.
There were lots of exciting workshops and events; SKIPA hosted a Natural Dye Workshop, the Martuwarra Fitzroy Film Festival came home to Fitzroy Crossing, Martuwarra Fitzroy River exhibition went to Walyalup and staff attended Leadership and Capability training and the Social Enterprise World Forum.
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Thank you for being a part of our EK community for 2022 and supporting our work to protect the Kimberley.EK NEWSLETTER ISSUE 97 DECEMBER 2022.pdf
In this edition a fracking protest greets the Community Cabinet; our leader meets the other leader – Australia’s PM; and we welcome the creation of Warlibirri National Park and celebrate a huge win for the Kimberley coast. Also inside, Living Green reminds us to give careful thought to habits; Mad Cow walks through a patch of town bush earmarked for development and Shaun covers the premiere screening of ‘Fighting Giants’. For KNP: Hamsini announces the launch of a new biodiversity project, Kylie and Sam undertake a Desert Field Ecology course on Arrente Country, and Sam co-designs plans to help the nyarlgoo. Finally, we ask readers to share photos of the art they acquired in our Art Auctions.EK Newsletter Issue 96 August 2022.pdf
In this edition a decision on the Martuwarra Fitzroy River's future is imminent and our Chair urges action; we thank resigning board member Peter Mitchell for 24 years of dedicated service; and our Director asks for your thoughts on the future land use for the Demco area. Also inside, Living Green talks of greater self-sufficiency; Mad Cow wonders why we persist in our follies and Shaun reveals a map of a potential pipeline running through the Kimberley. For KNP: Ayesha reports on her participation in the Women’s Environmental Leadership Australia Development Program and Adrian on the Wiluna biodiversity workshop; Malcolm asks, What do bilbies eat? and Hamsini wages war on coffee bush. Lastly, Maddie showcases our 25th Anniversary reusable coffee cups and announces the date of the Art Auction!EK Newsletter Issue 95 April 2022.pdf
In this edition we celebrate a win and Kate, EK Chair of 12 years, passes the mantle to Natalie Davey; our Director outlines ways to tackle the climate crisis and Shaun elaborates; Diana Oliver is guest writer for Living Green; and Mad Cow realises that Capitalism is a Ponzi scheme. For KNP: we celebrate Kylie Weatherall's 10th year at EK; Louise reports on Not-for-Profit but For-Good consultancy and the new strategic plan; Danielle and Matt explore habitat complexity with drones and Hamsini travels to Tangi, a remote jila or desert waterhole. Also inside, Maddie highlights the best from the EK Shop and we introduce the incoming board members and new staff.EK Newsletter Issue 94 December 2021.pdf
In this bumper 25 years edition of EK News our Director pays tribute to all those who have protected the Kimberley and takes readers on a journey from our humble beginnings to our 16,000 supporter base and growing; our Chairperson welcomes our new board members and acknowledges the success of our grant-writing team; and Shaun pens two articles on the implementation plan on fracking and the momentous Kimberley Calling, frack free Kimberley concert. Also inside, Living Green talks of influence, Mad Cow ponders nostalgia; we review Toxic a book by Richard Flanagan and introduce our new staff members and current interns. For Kimberley Nature Project: we release our new publication, ‘Seed collection and propagation guide for plants of the Kimberley’ and talk of the newly established iNaturalist page of the Broome Community Seagrass Monitoring project; the Kimberley Weeds Network has been getting together for online mini-forums; and we trial the emerging technique of environmental DNA (eDNA) with the Bunuba community. Lastly, Anomie covers our recent three events; the Celebrating Bandaralngarri (Fitzroy River) concert, our Kim Churchill concert and the much loved Art Auction.EK News Issue 93 Aug 2021.pdf
Phil Docherty takes us on a Eucalypt tour, our Chair discusses extinctions, our Director sees opportunities after election and congratulates our new Member for the Kimberley. Living Green talks plastic and Mad Cow likens EK to the Ox. Hamsini tells of fire studies in vine thickets, Matt reports on the Bunuba Weeds Workshop, and we seek volunteers for our market stall. Our correspondent appreciates our efforts, Tess brings fundraising news and Victoria introduces us to colonial ascidians. We say Vale and thanks to the late Clare Howard. Mal talks Karajarri tech, and Jesse says farewell. Oh — and you can mention EK in your will.EK Newsletter Issue 92 April 2021.pdf
Shaun talks fracking, TOs and gas dilemmas, our Chairperson welcomes new staff and Board members, and our Director explores landclearing, legal and illegal. We farewell MP Josie Farrer, who stood strong for the Fitzroy and against fracking. Living Green visits Broome’s Cash for Containers depot and Mad Cow takes risks. Hamsini explains desert fire and Mal talks high tech. Tessa describes our new style of art auction, while Ayesha and rangers investigate wattles. We help launch the Marduwarra management plan. Victoria describes symbiosis and Jesse works with hidden Bilbies. Danielle promotes the Weeds Network. We meet the new Board members and staff. Happy Christmas.EK Newsletter Issue 91 December 2020.pdf
We open with the closure of the sewage ponds, then our Chairperson discusses the EPBC Act review and our Director tells of pressure on the Fitzroy River. We have a book review, and Mad Cow photosynthesises. Shaun warns us about fracking plans, Hamsini tackles that Sneaky Bush and Mal reports on Minyirr regeneration after fire. Jesse maps vegetation by drone, two patrons write us letters and we close with two fundraisers: the Gray Bros’ concert and the new model EK Art Auction.EK NEWSLETTER ISSUE 90 AUGUST 2020.pdf
Our Director imagines the future after Covid-19, our Chairperson thinks of new ways to raise funds, Shaun warns about fracking and Living Green suggests activities for Lockdown. Mad Cow discusses chaos, Louise talks weeds and our editor gets gloomy. Malcolm writes of abundant nature and EK’s projects under restrictions. We welcome new staff and Board members and farewell two dear friends. Hamsini reports on Monsoon Vine Thicket recovery and Alan gives advice on growing vegetables. Our friend Neil writes a Covid poem. We thank Pindan Printing for its service.EK Newsletter Issue 89 April 2020.pdf
Craig has fun at Fitzroy Crossing, Kate discovers pyrogeography and talks governance, Martin discusses fish kills and fracking. Living Green solves Christmas dilemmas, Mad Cow laments misleading rhetoric, and Kylie makes signs. Traditional Owners speak up for the Fitzroy River. Andrew talks bilbies and kills neem trees, Tess enjoys a musical performance at the Buddhist Sanctuary and introduces new staff members. KNP launches Bunuba plants book, Grace describes the women rangers’ camp, Kylie and Alex bake cakes, Shaun opposes fracking, Seagrass wins an award and we bid farewell to staff.EK Newsletter Issue 88 December 2019.pdf