Tamar NRM AGM
It is that time of year again… Come along and find out what Tamar NRM has been up to over the last year and where we are headed. Meet other people involved and interested in the NRM space over refreshements after.
Thursday 21st September, 6.00pm
West Tamar Council
Eden Street, Riverside
(off street parking available)
Stay on for refreshments and a catch up after the AGM
Please RSVP for catering purposes by: Monday 18th September
Phone: 03 6323-3310 or Email: [email protected]
That pretty daisy like flower starting to bloom in your or your neighbours garden may in fact be the noxious weed Boneseed. If you have it in your garden please remove it as the birds will spread the seed elsewhere.
Boneseed is an invasive weed of national significance. It invades natural areas and out competes native plants. It can be found in disturbed bushland, housing development blocks and in coastal vegetation. It can invade the understorey of bushland and competes with native plants and reduces biodiversity. Dense infestations can be a significant fire hazard.
Help us control Boneseed in the Tamar Valley.
- Remove Boneseed from your property
- Organise an activity with your community group over September-October
- Let Tamar NRM know and we will include in the Calendar of Activities
- Attend the Tamar NRM Boneseed Blitz Days (TBA).
Tamar NRM can assist community groups with their efforts in targeting this weed. We can:
- Promote your Boneseed Blitz working bee day
- Supply weed treatment information
- Supply “Dabbers” for cut & paste treatment
- Help with identification.
Tamar NRM – Phone 6323 3310
Naturally Yours – Winter Issue
The packed Tamar NRM Winter issue of the ‘Naturally Yours’ newsletter is out now. Thank you to everyone who supplied us with articles and photos. We have provided two links below with different file sizes depending on your download speed. The larger one does, of course, have the better quality photos.
If you want a printed copy please let us know.
Sustainable energy saving ideas for homes and business
Saturday 16th September 9:30am to 4:00pm
Come talk to local business about ways to save energy and cut costs on your energy bills. Learn about sustainable building design and living. Electric cars, pellet heaters and efficient wood heating. Alternative technologies for wind, solar, heating and storage.
Exhibitors available all day for a chat or come listen to the range of speakers presenting on a wide range of topics.
$5 entry, under 18 free.
- Showcasing sustainable energy options to reduce costs and benefit the environment
- Presenting the benefits of sustainable building design and sustainable living
- Showing the pathways when converting to a sustainable energy source
- Demonstrating energy saving ideas in homes and business
- Demonstrating technologies such as wind and solar
- Promoting local business and local knowledge
Want to know more? Call Roger 0448 666 500 or TAMAR NRM – 6323 3310
Friends of Trevallyn Reserve would love your help to plant native trees and shrubs in the reserve. There’s an area behind New World Avenue which was burnt a few years back and hasn’t recovered well. We’ve grown 200 native plants and need more hands to get them in the ground! There’ll be a job for all ages, so everyone is welcome
Saturday 13th May – 10am-12 noon
Meet at the entrance next to 125 New World Avenue.
Wear sensible bush clothes, including long pants and solid shoes/boots.
We can supply tools, but if you have a mattock, spade and/or mallet/hammer, bring them along
For more information, call Anna on 0498 800 611
Naturally Yours – Autumn Issue
The packed Tamar NRM Autumn issue of the ‘Naturally Yours’ newsletter is out now. Thank you to everyone who supplied us with articles and photos. We have provided two links below with different file sizes depending on your download speed. The larger one does, of course, have the better quality photos.
If you want a printed copy please let us know.
Funding through the National Landcare Programme – Sustainable Agriculture Small Grants Round 2015-16 has enabled Tamar NRM to deliver a series of 10 workshops/field days looking at innovation and forward-looking solutions on the issues affecting agriculture in the Tamar Valley.
The workshop days will show best-practice and provide regionally relevant information to a wide range of producers in or around the Tamar Valley.
RM Consulting has been engaged to assist with the first three interlinked events delivered over March and April at several farming enterprises in northern Tasmania.
The three agriculturally focused themes of the workshop catering for the larger farmer are Soil Biology and Health, Pasture Management and Animal Health/Livestock Production.
Register for one or all three of the interlinked information days :
Theme 1: Soil Biology and Health
Wed 15th March. 9.30 am – 3.00 pm. Armidale Stud, Carrick
Theme 2: Pasture Management
Tues 28th March. 9.30 am – 3.00 pm. Archer’s Farm, East Tamar
Theme 3: Animal Health/ Livestock Production
Wed 12th April. 9.30 am – 3.00 pm. Baxter’s Farm, Piper’s River
Numbers will be limited and at no cost to attend except for morning tea & lunch.