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Volunteers Needed for Sustainable Living Expo

Tamar NRM are looking for energetic and committed volunteers to help us make the inaugural Tamar Sustainable Living Expo an event to remember! Would you like to be involved? Or do you know someone who may be? Volunteer Contact Form

The Expo

The inaugural 2018 Tamar Sustainable Living Expo will provide participants with a ‘one stop shop’, connecting them with local businesses and community groups providing products, services and programs to help them live more sustainably. Costa Georgiadis, ABC’s Gardening Australia host, is already on board! Find our more on our Facebook Page.

What’s in it for you?

You will get to meet and work with other fabulous people. Your efforts at the Expo will help your fellow northern Tasmanians to learn how to live more sustainably. You will also be invited to a special volunteer get-together after the Tamar Sustainable Living Expo to show our appreciation. We will support you with the tools and information you need to undertake your role.

To volunteer

We would love your help before, during and after the Expo. So please complete the Volunteer Contact Form to let us know your availability and send to Gabby, our Expo Coordinator, at your earliest convenience at [email protected]. She will then be in touch with you to discuss exactly what you would like to do when volunteering.

Please feel free to share amongst your networks. Many hands make light work!

We look forward to having you on board 🙂

Annual General Meeting 2018


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

Poster Link

Pastures Demonstration Site Field Day – Tamar Valley

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.

LINK TO POSTER

Bookings: [email protected]

Or phoning Greg Lundstrom on 6323 3310, Mob 0438 642 112

 

Draft Program:

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 identification (Eric Hall, Ben Hooper)

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)

 

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.

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

World Environment Day Community Tree Planting

Help Us Restore Green and Gold Frog Habitat for World Environment Day

Tuesday 5th June 11am to 2 pm

Come help Tamar NRM, City of Launceston and QVMAG improve habitat along the Tamar and learn about a frogs life.

There are plenty of trees and sedges to plant as well as other activities such as frog walks, water quality testing, looking for frog food and waterbug searches.

Come anytime between 11 am and 2 pm and stay as long as you like. This event is open to the whole community, is free and child friendly.

Wear closed in shoes and long pants (gumboots recommended).

Parking available at the playground at Tailrace.

For  more  information  contact  Gill Basnett,  Tamar NRM,   on    03 6323 3310 or [email protected]