June 2018

Hello Readers,June 2018 Yank News
Leading the news this month is the plan to spend millions of dollars on a refurbishment of the Yankalilla Memorial Park. The plan opens up the area for more uses and community engagement.
Volunteers are being sought to be on a steering committee to ensure it all happens. See page 13 for details and requirements.
The Myponga Playground was officially opened in April and is being well utilised by locals and visitors alike. For details see the 'In the Loop' section which is another double-sized edition.
Council have lots to keep us informed of lately, which is good but I can't help thinking it had something to do with the recent performance evaluation report. That's good too, it means they do listen to feedback.
The Heritage Fleurieu Coast Festival took place in May and appears to have been very successful. A few snippets made it in to this issue.
There is also updates from upcoming 'Flourishing Fleurieu Festival 2018' and 'Festival Fleurieu 2019' - South Australia is still the 'Festival State' at heart, even if the slogan was dropped from our licence plates in recent years.
Environmental projects are on the go at this time of year. In this issue you can help save the Beautiful Firetail bird with a planting day at Deep Creek. If you are quick, there is SwampFest near Mt Compass on June 3 as well.
Trees For Life are taking orders from landholders for native vegetation which will help save the bees!
The pygmy possum is thriving thanks to conservation efforts which have been reported on in past issues. See page 37.
Until next issue...
Paul Jelfs