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QVMAG’s Big Day of Science

QVMAG’s Big Day of Science

Saturday, August 12 2017. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Queen Victoria Museum

2 Invermay Road, Inveresk, Launceston, TAS, 7250

Topic: Energy and transport, Environment and nature, Space and astronomy, Innovation and technology

Cost:   Free

Come visit Tamar NRM’s Frog display at the QVMAG’s Big Day of Science, Inveresk

 

 

“Tadpole Tales” – All things Froggy

  • Frogs of Tasmania
  • Lifecycle
  • What frogs can tell us

Feedback on Field Day/Workshops

Funding under the National Landcare Programme – Sustainable Agriculture Small Grants Round 2015-16, has enabled us to present innovative and forward-looking solutions on the issues affecting agriculture in the Tamar Valley.

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

If you have attended one of the following events then we would like to hear from you.

Theme 1: Soil Biology and Health – 15th March, Carrick

Theme 2: Pasture Management – 28th March, Greenhythe

Theme 3: Animal Health / Livestock Production – 12th April,  Baxter’s Farm

Theme 4: THE BLANK SLATE – Developing a Property with Sustainable principles in Mind, 2nd April, Flint’s property, Exeter

Theme 5: Data to Decisions – Thursday 29th June, Winkleigh Hall,

Theme 6: Benefits of Biochar, Dung Beetles and Earthworms in Sustainable Farming Systems – Thursday, 20th July, Tresca Community Centre, Exeter & Farm visit.

East Tamar Landcare Group Pasture Trials Field Day – Friday 2nd June,  at Greenhythe

Your feedback helps us deliver the workshops you want to attend.

EVALUATION FORM (Word)

 

 

Next Field Day 21st September – Pastures in Spring

Tamar Pastures in Spring

Tamar Pastures in Spring

What you will see:

  • Side by side pasture mixes of perennial ryegrass and white clover, tall fescue and strawberry clover, cocksfoot and red clover, plantain and red clover
  • Inspect the recent spraying outcome at the trial plots
  • Discuss variations of fodder crops (Timing and best types, including grazing fodder crops)
  • Share experiences with a broader group of northern Tasmanian famers
  • Join us to discuss the challenges the sites have posed and importantly what has worked
  • Be informed about production and persistence that time will bring

9.30am Visit Local Pasture sites :

  • Visit two farms in the Tamar Valley (“Greenhythe”, Hillwood and “Oakbank” Headland Farms at Piper’s Brook) looking at pasture establishment

1.00pm Lunch :

  • Provided (BBQ at Pipers Brook)

2.00pm-3.00 Farmer Discussion :

  • What’s your experience?
  • Hearing from the farmers present about their wins and losses.

 

FREE EVENT

Bookings: [email protected]

Or phoning Greg Lundstrom on 6323 3310,

Mob 0438 642 112

Naturally Yours Newsletter Winter 2017 Issue

Naturally Yours – Winter Issue

The packed Tamar NRM Winter issue of the ‘Naturally Yours’ newsletter is out now. Thank you to everyone who supplied us with articles and photos. We have provided two links below with different file sizes depending on your download speed. The larger one does, of course, have the better quality photos.

If you want a printed copy please let us know.


Winter Issue Small (2MB)


 

Winter Issue Large (4.8MG)

2017 Tamar NRM SUSTAINABLE ENERGY EXPO

Albert Hall

Saturday 16th September 9:30am to 4:00pm

Sustainable energy saving ideas for homes and business

  • Showcasing sustainable energy options to reduce costs and benefit the environment
  • Presenting the benefits of sustainable building design and sustainable living
  • Showing the pathways when converting to a sustainable energy source
  • Demonstrating energy saving ideas in homes and business
  • Demonstrating technologies such as wind and solar
  • Promoting local business and local knowledge

A range of sponsorship and exhibition booth options are available now, see prospectus.

There is limited space, so please make contact as soon as possible if you are interested.

Early bird specials are on offer until the end of July.

LINK TO PROSPECTUS

LINK TO EXHIBITORS BOOKING FORM (word format)

Want to know more? Call Roger 0448 666 500 or TAMAR NRM – 6323 3310

[email protected]

Sponsors:
 

Naturally Yours Autumn 2017 Edition Available

Naturally Yours – Autumn Issue

The packed Tamar NRM Autumn issue of the ‘Naturally Yours’ newsletter is out now. Thank you to everyone who supplied us with articles and photos. We have provided two links below with different file sizes depending on your download speed. The larger one does, of course, have the better quality photos.

If you want a printed copy please let us know.


Naturally Yours Autumn 2017 Sml (2.4 MB)

 

 

Naturally Yours Autumn 2017 (Lrg 5.6 MB)

 

Broadacres Workshop / Field Day Series

Funding through the National Landcare Programme – Sustainable Agriculture Small Grants Round 2015-16 has enabled Tamar NRM to deliver a series of 10 workshops/field days looking at innovation and forward-looking solutions on the issues affecting agriculture in the Tamar Valley.

The workshop days will show best-practice and provide regionally relevant information to a wide range of producers in or around the Tamar Valley.

RM Consulting has been engaged to assist with the first three interlinked events delivered over March and April at several farming enterprises in northern Tasmania.

The three agriculturally focused themes of the workshop catering for the larger farmer are Soil Biology and Health, Pasture Management and Animal Health/Livestock Production.

CLICK HERE FOR INFO :

Register for one or all three of the interlinked information days :

Theme 1: Soil Biology and Health           

Wed 15th March. 9.30 am – 3.00 pm. Armidale Stud, Carrick

Theme 2: Pasture Management

Tues 28th March. 9.30 am – 3.00 pm. Archer’s Farm, East Tamar

Theme 3: Animal Health/ Livestock Production

Wed 12th April. 9.30 am – 3.00 pm. Baxter’s Farm, Piper’s River

 

Numbers will be limited and at no cost to attend except for morning tea & lunch.

George Town Coastal Communities Action Plan Update

The George Town Coastal Management Group, George Town Council, Tamar NRM and the Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania have endorsed the actions for the management of the George Town Coastal area and are committed to working in partnership for the full implementation of this action plan.

Through workshops and consultation, the coastal communities of Bellingham, Weymouth, Lulworth, Tam O’Shanter, Beechford, Bellbuoy Beach, Low Head and Hillwood have identified priority works for the protection and restoration of the places they live, work and recreate in.

This action plan presents the latest reviewed on-ground works consistent with aims of the George Town Coastal Management Plan (2005), which was the first truly community driven coastal management plan in Tasmania. It is an important resource to guide future community action and assist government and local planning authorities in the ongoing management of coastal areas within the George Town municipality.

“Communities and management authorities working together to protect, enhance and sustainably manage the natural values of our coastal area for recreation and conservation into the future.”

GTC Summary Thumb

 

George Town Coastal Communities Action Plan Update (Summary Document) Feb 2017 (1MB)

 

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George Town Coastal Communities Action Plan Update Feb 2017

 GT Coastal Plan 2005 Thumb

George Town Coastal Communities Management Plan (2005) (4.7MB)