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
In this edition, Karajarri Rangers research species abundance before and after fire, our Chairperson looks back on ten years of art auctions, and Tessa reports on this year’s one. Living Green praises hankies and Mad Cow is disturbed by Chevron. Fiona describes Seagrass dancing and our Director double-pages the Fitzroy River. Mal talks language and country according to Glenn Wightman, Tess tells us about our Concert for the Kimberley, and Nigel searches for Night Parrots. In the dark.EK Newsletter issue 87 August 2019.pdf
Our Director ponders the benefits of gas versus tourism and reminds us of government promises to protect the Fitzroy. Our Vice Chair explains the Urban Heat Island effect. We bid goodbye to Phillip and welcome Grace and Nigel. Living Green talks container deposits and Mad Cow worries about disappearing insects. Read Phillip’s fracking swansong and Kylie’s story of women rangers’ work in Monsoon Vine Thickets. SKIPA tackles weeds with Clontarf boys, Fiona praises seagrass heroes and Jess explains taxonomy. And don’t forget our Art Auction in July.EK Newsletter Issue 86 April 2019.pdf
EK wins Google funding, Kate talks advances in recycling and Martin lambasts the government over fracking. Living Green saves electricity and Mad Cow argues that Nature is priceless. The Seedbank Project goes commercial, and Ayesha tells us what to plant. Mal et al protect the Night Parrot, while the Water Corporation gets a serve for endangering Bilbies. We have new Board and Staff members, and Fiona waxes lyrical about seagrass. Guess who won the Awards? We have a poem about gas and our Art Auction moves to Perth.EK News Issue 85 December 2018.pdf
In this edition...
Our Director and crowd join local MP Josie Farrer to oppose fracking, our Chairperson is all for container deposits, and Tessa reports on our Concert and Art Auction. Living Green berates Coles over plastic bags, while Mad Cow hopes to be euthanased and Jess conducts fauna a survey with Nyikina Mangala Rangers. Kylie plants trees with several ranger groups, while Carmel explains how money can grow on them. We meet women rangers and country managers, Fi finds changes in seagrass beds, while Ayesha goes back to country with women rangers.EK Newsletter Issue 84 August 2018.pdf
In this edition...
Featuring the floods — Mal finds predator and prey in promiscuous huddles, Living Green draws lessons from cyclones, Kylie laments the drowning of plants while Fiona celebrates lush seagrass and Jason worries about sewage overflow. Our Chairperson sounds warnings from the Murray-Darling and our Director reports opposing views on the Fitzroy River’s future. KNP receives grants for three projects, but Mad Cow loses the plot. Ayesha runs a Nyul Nyul language workshop to produce a book of plants. The Editor receives two letters, SKIPA values volunteers and we announce the art auction.EK Newsletter Issue 83 April 2018.pdf
In this edition...
The Night Parrot is rediscovered, our Chairperson talks of water and our Director discusses the New Economy. Living Green advises on gift-wrapping and Mad Cow cavorts with spiders. Ayesha goes seed-banking, KNP manages Neem and conserves Bilbies, one gum tree gets two mentions and SKIPA does landscaping. There’s the Fremantle Art Auction, Seagrass keeping oceans healthy and the sexual preferences of Cherubin. We welcome two new Board members, one member of staff. Two staffers have survived 10 years and Neil is now our non-resident poet. We announce our annual awards.EK NEWSLETTER ISSUE 82 DECEMBER 2017.pdf
In this edition...
Malcolm summarises Seagrass Monitoring’s ten-year report (we did well), and KNP’s many projects. Chairperson Kate laments the departure of three cherished staff members, while Director Martin discusses failure on the Ord. Living Green bewails plastic waste and Mad Cow declares children smarter than adults. Read of fun and fundraising at our art auction and John Butler concert, appreciate feral animals and admire self-impregnation in Sawfish. Note worrying news about the Fitzroy River, mineral-sand mining and Horizontal Falls, plant a community with SKIPA and read Neil’s farewell poem.EK newsletter Issue 81 August 2017.pdf