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Newsletter Summer 2018-19

Latest Edition – Summer 2018-19

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Featuring:

Wildlife Caught on Camera

Tamar Sustainable Living EXPO

Burning to Plan

Regional Council Update

Save the Tassie Devil

Tamar Ag in Focus

International Farm Management Congress

Ragwort Raids

Environmental Education

Loan Equipment

. . . and much more about great happenings in the Tamar Valley!

Ragwort Raids 2019 – Various Locations

Call for Volunteers

In our 20th year of “Raiding” lets demonstrate the value of people power. The Tamar Valley is getting on top of Ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris).

GET ALONG AND HELP US KEEP IT THAT WAY!

Link to Flyer

East Tamar

Saturday 2nd February

From 9.00 am to 12.00 noon

Meet at 9.00 am Pipers River Fire Station

BBQ Lunch provided.

West Tamar

Sunday 3rd February 2019

From 9.00 am -12.00 noon

Meet at 9.00 am Winkleigh Hall, Winkleigh Road

BBQ Lunch provided.

Launceston

Wednesday 6th February

From 10.00am to 4.00pm (2 sessions)

Where: Launceston, Tasman Highway & Blessington Road

Meet at 10.00 am or 1.00 pm Waverley Lake Carpark, Naroo Street

Lunch provided.

Phone Tamar NRM – 6323 3310

Reporting frog sightings and calls

Did you know there are 11 species of frogs in Tassie? Three of which only occur here.

FrogID Week, the Australian Museum’s FrogID citizen science program, concluded on 18th November, however you are invited to tell us about your sightings and the frog calls you hear.

We encourage all you citizen scientists to be the ears and eyes in our community.

Confirmed reports can be added onto the Natural Values Atlas and/or the Atlas of Living Australia.

We can help here.

We are particulalry interested in reports of the vunerable Green and Gold Frog (Litoria raniformis)

Tamar NRM – Phone 6323 3310

The Wonderful World of Waterbugs

The Wonderful World of Waterbugs

Afternoon session with John Gooderham

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Venue: QVMAG auditorium – 4.00pm-5-00 pm

Critters in Creeks – Macro-invertebrate Monitoring & Citizen Science

Field Work at various locations – Schools and Community

Wednesday 24th October 2018, 9.00am- 4.00pm

Meet at Queechy Lake Car Park, Queechy Road (off Penquite Road, Launceston) from 9.00 am

Build the Day into your school science curriculum

Bookings Tamar NRM on 6323 3310

LINK TO POSTER

Tamar NRM is  participating in this year’s National Waterbug Blitz and partnering with the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG), City of Launceston’s Natural Environment Unit, Plastic Free Launceston, NRM North and Landcare Tasmania.

Boneseed Blitz 2018

 

The Council Areas of Launceston, West Tamar and George Town.

Tamar NRM Boneseed On Ground Action Day

Thursday, 20th September, 2018

Launceston Sites:

Meet at Punchbowl Reserve Main Car Park – 9.30 am – 11.30 am

West Tamar Sites:

Meet Cnr. Rosevears Drive & West Tamar Hwy – 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

George Town Sites:

Meet at Hillwood, Egg Island Point, Craigburn Road – 9.30 am – 11.30 am

Help us control Boneseed

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.

Or 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 Day on 20th September.
  • Remove Boneseed from your property

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.

Register your Interest 

Tamar NRM – Phone 6323 3310

Further information available from Tamar weeds Strategy and DPIPWE website.

Tamar NRM Strategic Directions 2018-2021

In June 2018 the Tamar NRM Strategic Directions 2018-2021 were signed off by the Management Committee. It presents our 3 year vision in a succinct and straight forward manner.

This latest update to our strategic directions incorporates the input and feedback gathered over two years and a process of alignment with the three Tamar councils’ objectives and other relevant regional documents.

Tamar NRM Strategic Direction 2018-2021 builds in what the rural and urban communities want of an NRM organisation delivering grass-roots driven projects across the Tamar Valley.

 

Tamar NRM Strategic Directions 2018-2021

Launch of Plastic Free July

PLASTIC FREE JULY  MORNING TEA

Support Plastic Free Launceston as they launch Plastic Free July with a morning tea at TasTAFE Drysdale

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 10:30 am

Drysdale Restaurant

93 Paterson St, Launceston

Cost: $10

Join MC Jo Palmer and speakers from Plastic Free Launceston and Launceston City Council

Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it. Be part of the solution!

 

POSTER LINK

RSVP by Friday 29 June to [email protected]

Plastic Free Launceston is a working group of Tamar NRM

LIVING SUSTAINABLY

A night of food and nutrition, waste minimisation, future directions, and meet our Tamar Sustainable Living Expo Coordinator

When: Thursday 12th July, 2018, 6.00 – 8.30 pm

Where: Windsor Park Community Hall, Windsor Community Precinct, 1 Windsor Dr, Riverside TAS 7250

Full Information on Poster – Click Here

  • Refreshments and sustainably sourced food fare supplied
  • Excellent Presenters on Sustainability
  • Strategic Directions
  • Locavore Challenge
  • Free Event

Please RSVP by Friday, 6th July

(Limited places)

RSVP: [email protected]Office: 6323 3310, Mob 0438 642 112

Members of the public welcome

Backyards to Broadacres

BY to BA & NLP

Backyards to Broadacres

  Grant Success to Support Tamar Farming at all Scales

Tamar NRM is to receive $37,590 through the latest round of funding under the National Landcare Programme – Sustainable Agriculture Small Grants Round 2015-16, to present innovative and forward-looking solutions on the issues affecting agriculture in the Tamar Valley.

The workshops series will be delivered under the banner of “Backyards to Broadacres” providing regionally relevant information to as wide as possible range of farm producers.

The project will be delivered over 2016 and 2017 spread across the City of Launceston, West Tamar and George Town council’s areas.  To register you interest contact Tamar Natural Resource Management on 6323 3310
“This project is supported by funding from the Australian Government”