The Christopher Strong Sustainability Grant is open to any individual/school/landcare/ community group undertaking a sustainability project in a rural or urban area of the Tamar region, Tasmania. Projects may relate to, for example:
- Sustainable agriculture
- Environmental education
- Research projects or trials
- Improving sustainable living
- Maintenance of local ecosystems
Project Funding: up to $1,500 – to be used for project-related costs only.
CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION FORM (in word format)
Complete addressing all the criteria and emaul back to Tamar NRM
Applications must be received by 5pm, Friday, 16th August, 2019
Submit applications to [email protected]
Applicants will be informed of the result early September.
The Tasmanian Government has opened applications for its new Weed Action Fund. This is a $5M program to be rolled out over the next 5 years.
Stage 1 of the program is for small grants of $1,000 – $5,000. Projects need to be able to be completed within 12 months. $140,000 is available in this small grants round.
You can find the guidelines, priority weed lists and application forms HERE.
Recognised primary producers, groups (e.g. Landcare groups) and organisations are eligible to apply. Individual landowners whose properties are not involved in primary production are not eligible.
Note that larger grants are expected to open for applications late this year.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE WEDNESDAY 31 JULY
Tamar NRM, in conjuction with Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, is running a field day at the Cressy Research Facility to take a tour of the farm trial sites and talk about pastures, seeds and genebanks, fertilising pastures and soil nutrition.
When: Thursday March 21st 10.00 am to 2.30 pm
Where: Cressy Research Facility trial paddocks, Burlington Road, South of Cressy
Rowan Smith (Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture)
Stewart Sutherland and Tim Smallbon (Upper Murray Seeds)
Eric Hall (Pastures expert and Tamar NRM PDS Consultant)
Bookings essential: Contact Greg Lundstrom on 03 6323 3310, 0438 642 112 or [email protected]
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Tamar NRM has some new wildlife cameras to assist us, and others, in discovering what species are in the Tamar. During 2018 the cameras have been out in gardens and reserves taking photographs and videos of wildlife. The cameras have motion sensors so they are triggered by anything going past. The cameras are fitted with Infra Red Flash or Black Flash No Glow technology so there is little to no light seen by animals or people when taking night shots. We hire out the cameras, so if you would like to use them please contact us on [email protected] or 03 6323 3310
Some of the Latest Videos
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Some of the Latest Images
Carr Villa, Trevally and SKEMPS had photos of cats (pets and feral)
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
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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.
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.
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You will notice the December issue is different than past newsletters. It features the Year in Review with plenty of photos of Community Action across the Tamar Valley.
The Tamar Pasture Improvement Demonstration Project Survey
The draw for the Green Tractor was conducted at Mowbray Office on 7th December. The winner is Pipers River Farmer Brian Baxter. It may be a bit small to help with this year’s hay and silage, but will look great under the Xmas tree!
The survey remains open and we encourage others to participate until March 2018. Available online, via phone or post.
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