Planning for Autumn Action Field Day
Thursday 12th March 2020, 10am -3pm
Beaconsfield & Hillwood
Tea and Coffee from 9.30 am
10.00 Meet at “Springmere” and Welcome (Ian Sauer)
10.10 The farmer’s view (Ben Hooper)
10.20 MLA Pastures Demonstration Project and the Red Meat Component (Eric Hall)
10.40 Ag-Projects running locally (Greg Lundstrom)
10.50 Tour “Springmere” – See MLA Pasture demonstration paddocks (Eric Hall, Ben Hooper)
11.45 Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture update and Pasture trials at “Greenhythe” (TIA/Eric Hall)
12.30 Lunch (provided)
1.00 The farmer’s view (Ed Archer)
1.15 Animal Health and Nutrition (Bruce Jackson)
1.45 Benefits of confinement feeding in a Tasmanian context (Jason Lynch)
2.15 Landholder Survey – Where are the knowledge gaps? (Greg Lundstrom)
2.30 Discussion on the challenges and successes the site has posed (All)
25 Sites, 300 Volunteers, 200 Bags of Rubbish
Tamar NRM’s community whole of kanamaluka/Tamar Estuary Catch it in the Catchment clean-up event was held for the first time on November 10th 2019.
We had 300 volunteers in 25 sites along the Tamar from Greens Beach to Launceston to Low Head cleaning up their patch for a Morning followed by a BBQ lunch hosted by different groups.
Almost 1200kg of rubbish was bagged in 200 bags, plus a lot of larger items all of which were removed from reserves, foreshores, roadsides and creeks and the estuary. The City of Launceston, West Tamar and George Town councils as well as Veolia helped out by removing the rubbish for us.
Trevallyn Primary School students sorted out the potential container refund scheme containers, counting over 180 containers from 30 bags.
Back in 1998 a remarkable thing happened . . . Tamar NRM was born!Fast forward two decades and we are still going strong, evidenced by us taking out the Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare category at the 2019 Tasmanian Landcare AwardsThe contribution of our volunteers needs to be acknowledged, so come join us as it’s your award too.
Tuesday, 11th February
Tamar Function Centre, Windsor Community Precinct,
1 Windsor Dr, Riverside – 6.00-8.30 pm
RSVP by Friday 7th February: [email protected]
Office: 6323 3310
2020 Tamar Valley Producer projects
- Soil Health
- Carbon Neutral Farming
- Small Farm Roadmap
- Various Weed Management Projects
Tamar NRM are running five Tamar Valley producer projects in 2020 promoting sustainable and profitable enterprises.
Expressions of interest are being sought now for these projects.
An Expression of interested form can be found on this website (link below). Complete the form, scan and email or post back to us, or call Greg on 0438 642 112 to register over the phone.
To register your interest in 2020 Ag Projects today!
Limited numbers for some projects
End of Year Ag-Update All Projects
Call for Volunteers
In our 21st 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!
Saturday 1st February
From 9.00 am to 12.00 noon
Meet at 9.00 am Pipers River Fire Station
BBQ Lunch provided.
Sunday 2nd February
From 9.00 am -12.00 noon
Meet at 9.00 am Winkleigh Hall, Winkleigh Road
BBQ Lunch provided.
Wednesday 5th February
From 9.00am to 12.00pm
Where: Launceston, Tasman Highway & Blessington Road
Meet at Waverley Lake Carpark, Naroo Street
Contact Tamar NRM
Ph. 6323 3310, or Jo Mob. 0400 866 934
for information and registrations
Welcome to Jo Lyall, 2020 Ragwort Raid Coordinator.
Longtime Ragwort Raider, Owner Nest Environmental Services and and West Tamar Farmer Jo Lyall will coordinate the 2020 Raid. Jo also prepares the mapping for our Ragwort Raid Report, so understands distribution and roads travelled.
Click on the link below to get the latest version of Naturally Yours.
This seaons edition is packed full of up and coming events (some happening soon so check it out now), what has been happening for Tamar NRM and interesting information on kanamaluka / Tamar Esturay and updates on waste.
Thursday 31st October at Burnie
Friday 1st November, 2019 – Tamar Valley
Tamar NRM and Biochar industry experts are running a forum entitled BIOCHAR – “Because the Time is Right”.
Produced by burning organic matter in an oxygen-limited environment, biochar is used as a soil amendment.
Biochar can close or rebalance or detoxify different environmental cycles from carbon, to nitrogen, to phosphorus to water. Its surface area, porosity, morphology, electrical conductivity and other varied and variable characteristics lend themselves to a myriad of different end uses.
The Forums will present the science behind biochar and importantly the opportunities for it provides for Tasmanians.
Cost: Individual / Farmers $25 & Business $75 (includes up to 4 participants)
Bookings & Enquiries: Phone: 6323-3310, Mobiles: Frank 0417 312 927, Greg 0438 642 112
**Lunch and refreshments provided with gluten free, vegetarian and dairy free options available.**
TWO EVENT LOCATIONS Tamar Valley (1st Nov) and Burnie (31st Oct)
TAMAR VALLEY: Friday 1st November 2019 – 9.30-4.30
BURNIE: Thursday 31st October 2019 – 9.30-4.30
Brought to you by Tamar NRM and Biochar industry experts “Because the Time is Right”.
Proceeds to assist the establishment of the Tasmanian Biochar Initiative.
Register TODAY (Limited places) to come on the Low Head to Beechford Walk. We will be removing marine debris and sea spurge as we go.
Time allowed for sharing stories and hearing from the local experts.
Leaves from East Beach, Low Head.
More information on the poster:
Brought to you by the George Town Coastal Management Group and Tamar NRM.
THANK YOU EVERYONE
Another big year finished. It is always nice to do a yearly roundup of what we have been doing as it reminds us what we have achieved. Thank you to our Management Committee; Reference Group; funding councils: City of Launceston, West Tamar and George Town Councils; supporters; volunteers; partners and landholders. Without us all working together we would not be as successful as we are. Check out our Annual Report on the Reports tab of our website along with other reports by Tamar NRM or by others on relevent issues. Or click on the thumbnail below (3.8MB).