Miss Linda Durham1, Ms Kristy Watson2
1Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board, Eastwood, Australia, 2Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board, Eastwood, Australia
People living within the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges can’t get enough of Coast and Marine environments, they are thirsty for knowledge, they want practical advice and most of all they love to learn by being outdoors in these spectacular environments. Discover a diverse new range of coast and marine programs and workshops being delivered across the ALMR region. Learn how collaborations blossomed from these events and how young people have been inspired to dive in deep and learn more.
Linda Durham graduated from Flinders University in 2004 with a Bachelor in Environmental Management. Soon after Linda shot through to outback Queensland beginning her career in NRM as Local Government NRM & Invasive species officer based in Charleville. A few years later Linda moved to the Gold Coast to take up a position as Community Partnership Manager, she enjoyed working across six catchments in terrestrial and aquatic environments, supporting and mobilising communities and developing meaningful partnerships. In 2015 Linda landed back in South Australia and commenced work with the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Natural Resource Management Board as a Coast and Marine Officer, she has held multiple roles however these days you are likely to find her out somewhere along the AMLR coastline raising awareness and providing learning opportunities for families and local communities. Linda enjoys outdoor recreation, yoga and really good food and wine.
Kristy Watson also graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology. After a stint at the State Electoral Commission working in their research area she was lucky enough to get a job with the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Natural Resource Management Board as the Seascape Liaison Officer. One of her first tasks in this new role was to start up the Coastal Ambassadors Training Program. Since then she has worked with various community groups and organisations running workshops and supporting their important work.