“Coasting in February”
Sunday 24th February 2019
From 9.00 am -3.00 pm
Showcase of community coastal works from Greens Beach to Bellingham.
Free BBQ – New volunteers welcome.
The George Town Coastal Management Group are holding an event to help recognise the valuable contribution the coastal communities continue to make in the George Town Council and Greens Beach Area.
The day will start at Low Head at 9.00 am and end at Weymouth around 3.00 pm, with a BBQ lunch (provided).
Link to POSTER & PROGRAM
We are please to have Parks & Wildlife and an expert in the important Saltmarsh vegetation community along:
Guest Speaker: Dr. Vishnu Prahalad is a researcher and lecturer at the Discipline of Geography and Spatial Sciences, University of Tasmania. He has worked on saltmarsh ecology and management in Tasmania for over ten years, closely collaborating with a range of government and non-government agencies and local groups. Vishnu’s publications include ‘a field guide to the plants of Tasmanian saltmarsh wetlands’, atlases for saltmarshes for all three regions of Tasmania and the ‘saltmarsh matters’ citizen science app and several other science communication materials.
RSVP (by 22nd Feb) to Tamar NRM – Phone 6323-3310
Email: [email protected]
Friends of Punchbowl Reserve
Join us for a Wildflower Walk at Carr Villa Nature Reserve
and Punchbowl Reserve, led by plant enthusiasts
Roy and Louise Skabo
Supported by members of the friends group
What: Guided Wildflower Walk
When: Saturday, 1st December, 2018, 9.30 am start
9.30-10.30 Car Villa, then 11.00-12.30 Punchbowl
Where: Carr Villa Nature Reserve, Opossum Road, Norwood
(meet at 9.30am at the Opossum Road Car Park or park along the roadway)
Punchbowl Reserve, Punchbowl
(meet at 11.00am at the top overflow car park)
Open to the general public to attend. BYO picnic lunch afterwards
RSVP to Brock: Email [email protected] – Phone 0408 435 316
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Thursday 6th September 2018, 6.00-7.00pm
West Tamar Council, Eden Street, Riverside (off street parking available)
Business to include:
- Confirmation of Previous Minutes
- Reports from the President, Treasurer, Program Coordinators, Auditors
- Appointment of Auditor
- Endorsement of Officers of the Association and
- Any Other Business.
Stay on for refreshments and a catch up after the AGM
Please RSVP by for catering purposes by Tuesday 4th September 2018
Pasture Demonstration Site Field Day
When: Thursday 1st November – 10.00am – 3.00pm
Where: “Springmere”, 342 Holwell Road, south of Beaconsfield.
Presenters to include:
- Jason Lynch (Senior Consultant Agronomy with Macquarie-Franklin)
- Mick Taylor (MLA’s Feedbase Adoption Project Manager)
- Eric Hall (Pastures expert and Tamar PDS Consultant)
- Ben Hooper (“Springmere” landholder)
What you will see and hear:
- Pasture utilisation – A key to success
- Tour of “Springmere” – Pasture species planted and sustainable management
- Growing better pastures – some of the factors that can make or break pasture production and persistence
- Pasture measurement
- MLA Producer Demonstration Project – the story so far
- Join the discussion on the challenges and successes the site has posed
FREE EVENT – Lunch Provided.
Bookings: [email protected]
Or phoning Greg Lundstrom on 6323 3310, Mob 0438 642 112
10.00 Welcome (Ian Sauer) Tea and Coffee from 9.30 am
MLA Pastures Demonstration Project – Costs of establishing new pasture and the cost of not! (Eric Hall)
The farmer’s view (Ben Hooper)
10.40 Feed-based investment project and services that MLA provide (Mick Taylor, MLA)
11.00 Tour “Springmere” – See MLA Pasture demonstration paddocks to discuss monitoring, management and pasture species (Eric Hall, Ben Hooper). Pasture species identification (Peter Ball, Gary Martin)
1.00 Lunch (provided)
1.30 Landholder Survey – Where are the knowledge Gaps? (Eric Hall / Greg Lundstrom)
1.45 Pasture Utilisation – A key to success (Jason Lynch, Macquarie Franklin)
2.30 Discussion on the challenges and successes the site has posed (All)
CHRISTOPHER STRONG SUSTAINABILITY GRANT
Tamar NRM announced on Tuesday 21st August the successful applicant to its Christopher Strong Sustainability Grant which is offered annually in support of sustainability projects in the Tamar Valley.
This year’s $1,500 grant went to Honorary Associate QVMAG, Kathryn Pugh in support of her project entitled “Litoria raniformis (Green and Gold Frog) in Launceston’s urban wetlands”.
The project will include habitat assessments of selected sites and on-ground surveys searching for this large and beautifully patterned frog which is listed as vulnerable. The survey will include day and night-time active searches, will build on previous studies and work with UTAS students and Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) staff.
Roger Tyshing, Tamar NRM President said “Our assessment panel had to work through a number of quality applications before deciding on the green and gold frog survey project”. “The project will verify known locations of the green and gold frog in and around Launceston and identify unknown sites for the species”. Mr Tyshing went on to say “By funding this project, we will have supported the identification of sites that require habitat protection or sites suitable for habitat restoration”.
Grant recipient Kathryn Pugh said “I’m pleased to have received the sustainability grant from Tamar NRM and hope the project will have flow-on benefits for local wetland flora and fauna, not just protecting the habitat of the green and gold frog as important as that is”.
The project will be undertaken within the wetlands and floodplains of Launceston during spring-summer 2018-19.
For more information on the project call Tamar NRM on 6323 3310.
Thank you to all those that have applied.
The Partnership Prospectus is out for partners and exhibitors to join in on Tamar NRM’s inaugural Tamar Sustainable Living Expo held on October 13, 2018 at Albert Hall, Launceston. We are also seeking speakers and workshop presenters.
The Expo will build on the success of our 2017 Sustainability Energy Expo which attracted over 1,100 people to that venue.
Register your interest in the event as an Expo Partner, Exhibitor Partner, Venue Partner, Media Partner or help out on the day as a volunteer.
And we can create a partnership program that is tailored to your needs.
Contact: Gabrielle Stannus,
Tamar Sustainable Living Expo Coordinator
Mob. 0400 431 277
DECIDED TO JOIN THE EXPO?
Then fill out the relevant forms below:
Click HERE for the link to the journal article or or see the summary document on our “REPORTS” Tab
George Town Coastal Communities Management Group
The George Town Coastal Communities Management Group is the key driver and network for the coastal communities of Hillwood through to Bellingham and those with an interest are invited to attend the next meeting. The Group would appreciate hearing about any new works or initiatives you have in mind. Tamar NRM will play an enabling role.
The next meeting is be held:
Where: Tam O’Shanter Golf Club
Date: Tuesday 17th April 2018
Time: Meeting 10.30 am – 12.30
Lunch (provided): 12.30 – 1.30 pm
RSVP for catering to [email protected] or 0438 642 112 by Friday 13th April.
Who: Coastal Communities of Bellbuoy Beach, Beechford, Low Head, Lulworth, Tam O’Shanter, Hillwood, Weymouth and Bellingham, George Town Council, Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service, Crown Land Services and Tamar NRM. Greens Beach and Kelso Groups (standing invitation).
- New Landcare Groups (Introduction).
- Ongoing Activity Agreement.
- Implementation schedule – Signing off on ongrounds works.
- (Lulworth, Weymouth and Beechford all have agreements, outlining projects they wish to achieve).
- Pipers River Erosion Project (update by the Task Force).
- Interpretation signage renewal.
- George Town Council – Coastal Action Plan funding aquitted.
Followed by Lunch and networking.
The Action Plan is a non-statutory document that aims to preserve the natural values of the George Town coastal region by addressing management issues in a coordinated and systematic manner. This Plan covers the Coastal Reserves, Recreation Reserves and some areas of unallocated Crown Land in the coastal areas of Bellbuoy Beach, Beechford, Low Head, Lulworth, Tam O’Shanter, Hillwood, Weymouth and Bellingham.
The Plan, Action Plan update and Summary Document are all available off the Tamar NRM website under the “Reports” Tab.
Enquiries: Ian Sauer (Working Group Chairman) 0407 046 346
Eric Hall (Pastures expert and Tamar PDS Consultant)
Ian Dickenson (“Elverton” Pastoral Pty. Ltd.)
Iain Bruce (Agronomist with T.P. Jones)
Click HERE for full poster
Tea and Coffee from 10am
10.30 Overview of the producer demonstration site at “Elverton” Pastoral Pty. Ltd. (Greg Lundstrom/Eric Hall)
10.45 Tour of “Elverton” – See Established Pasture species and MLA Pasture Demonstration Sites Pasture Species (Ian Dickenson, Eric Hall and Iain Bruce)
12.30 Lunch (provided)
1.00 The Agronomists view (Iain Bruce)
1.30 Discussion on the challenges and successes the site has posed (Ian Dickenson)
2.00 Group discussion/Producers’ questions (emailed prior or from the participants on the day)
Bookings: [email protected] or phone Greg Lundstrom on 6323 3310 or Mob 0438 642 112.
The Tamar Valley Pasture Demonstration Site Project with MLA presents, via demonstration, pasture species/cultivars and innovative grazing management practices, evidence that the profitability of the red meat supply chain can increase by at least 10 per cent.
Finding your niche – New opportunities for native produce
UPDATED DETAILS ONE DAY ONLY
When: Thursday 8th, 2018
Where: Tailrace Centre 1 Waterfront Drive, Riverside, Launceston.
Time: 8.30 – 4.30
Subsidised Cost: $45 (plus booking fee).
Bookings essential: contact Greg Lundstrom on [email protected] or 0438 642 112.
Australian Native Foods & Botanicals (ANFAB) and Tamar NRM are bringing together growers, aspiring growers, chefs, wholesalers, retailers and boutique producers.
At this event, speakers will showcase the exiting developments and possibilities of the burgeoning native food and botanicals’ sector as well as exploring niche markets. The day will include a farm visit to Bronzewing Farm (native pepper producer) in the morning and speakers at Tailrace in the afternoon. See below for the program.
Meet at Tailrace, Riverside at 8:30am, bus leaves 9:00am sharp.