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Located in the Mt Lofty Ranges in South Australia, the Mt Pleasant Natural Resource Centre Inc. (MPNRC) is a non-profit volunteer based centre.  The Centre opened in 2000 with the vision of local community members who wanted a resource in the region to access information on natural resource issues.

The MPNRC services a diverse region, including the North and South Para Catchments, Upper River Torrens Catchment, Marne, Saunders and Reedy Creek Catchments.


How does it all work?
A committee comprising of volunteers elected from the local community and the Centre Coordinator manage the MPNRC.

 

The natural resource centre coordinator, under the management of the committee:
provides training and supervision for volunteers, organises forums and workshops on matters of interest to the local community, works with voluntary staff to carry out environmental monitoring, schools education programs and special projects, networks with other natural resource centres and advisors in the provision of referral services.

 

The MPNRC provides a focal point for spreading new and useful information for living within our natural environment and the creation of partnerships in land and environmental management. The MPNRC provides community access to equipment information and advice on a broad range of natural resource management issues as well as an accessible meeting venue and work space for community groups involved in natural resource management.

 

How are we funded?
The MPNRC receives funding and in-kind contributions from The Government of South Australia Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board, the South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board, and The Barossa Council.  And, most importantly, by the input of huge numbers of hours from dedicated volunteers.

 

Natural Resource Centres in the Mt Lofty Ranges
The Mt Pleasant Natural Resource Centre is one of 6 Natural Resource Centres across the Mt Lofty Ranges.

 

In 2003 the Centres formed a Natural Resource Centre Alliance - a working agreement between the Centres promoting shared resources, ideas and expertise to more comprehensively meet the community needs of the greater region.

 

Adelaide Hills Natural Resource Centre
1 Cresent Drive, Norton Summit
PO Box 165, Norton Summit, 5136
Ph: 08 8390 1891
Fax: 08 8390 1598
Email: Contact us and we will forward to AHNRC
Coordinator: Val Hunt

www.ahnrc.org

 

South Coast Environment Centre

3 Eyre Tce Victor Harbor, SA 5211

phone: 85529423 mob: 0409585801

Email: www.sthcoastenvirocentre.org/contact.html

Coordinator: Clancy Retallick

www.sthcoastenvirocentre.org

 

Gawler Regional Natural Resource Centre
8 Adelaide Rd, Gawler South, 5118
Ph: 08 8523 7700
Email: Contact us and we will forward to GRNRC
Contact: Emily Griffiths

www.nrcgawler.org.au

 

Mt Pleasant Natural Resource Centre
132 Melrose St, Mt Pleasant, 5235
Ph: 08 8568 1907
Fax: 08 8568 2699
Email: Contact us
Coordinator: Faye McGoldrick

www.mpnrc.org.au

 

Normanville Catchment Resource Centre
Shop 3/50 Main Rd, Normanville
PO Box 131, Normanville, 5204
Ph / Fax: 08 8558 3644
Email: Contact us and we will forward to NCRC
Coordinator: Wendy White

www.nnrc.com.au

 

Willunga Environment Centre
18 High St
PO Box 215, Willunga, 5172
Ph: 08 8556 4188
Email: Contact us and we will forward to WEC
Coordinator: Janine Anninos

www.willungaenviro.org.au

 

 


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