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Reporting frog sightings and calls

Did you know there are 11 species of frogs in Tassie? Three of which only occur here.

FrogID Week, the Australian Museum’s FrogID citizen science program, concluded on 18th November, however you are invited to tell us about your sightings and the frog calls you hear.

We encourage all you citizen scientists to be the ears and eyes in our community.

Confirmed reports can be added onto the Natural Values Atlas and/or the Atlas of Living Australia.

We can help here.

We are particulalry interested in reports of the vunerable Green and Gold Frog (Litoria raniformis)

Tamar NRM – Phone 6323 3310

Wildflower Walk at Carr Villa Nature Reserve

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)

POSTER LINK

                                                 FREE EVENT

Open to the general public to attend. BYO picnic lunch afterwards

 

       RSVP to Brock: Email [email protected] – Phone 0408 435 316

The Wonderful World of Waterbugs

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

LINK TO POSTER

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.

What a Great Lineup! EXPO Presentation Details

WHAT’S ON AT THE EXPO

This years Tamar Sustainable Living EXPO has four workshop and presentations spaces and with such a great lineup there something for eveyone! 

Click on the times below to get all the details.

ALBERT HALL
Tamar Valley Centre

  • 9:30am – 10:00am: Tasmania as the world leader in securing a stable climate (Todd Houstein, Sustainable Living Tasmania)
  • 10:00am – 11:00am: Solar Power: On-grid/off-grid? Batteries? Hot water? FAQs (Martin Dingemanse, MODE Electrical)
  • 11:00am – 12:00pm: Healthy soils: The key to growing well (Theresa Chapman, RMCG and Dr Graeme Stevenson with MC Costa Georgiadis)
  • 12:00pm – 1:00pm: Sustainable & Healthy Housing: Some important principles (Dr Mark Dewsbury, UTAS)
  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Climate Leaders of Launceston (Launceston College & Scotch Oakburn College with MC Costa Georgiadis) 
  • 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Solar Power: On-grid or off-grid? Batteries? Hot water? FAQs (Martin Dingemanse MODE Electrical)

John Duncan Room (A)

  • 9:30am – 10:00am: Electric vehicles and you: Why, when, what, and how? (Clive Attwater Aust. Electric Vehicle Association)
  • 10:00am – 10:30am: Sustainability at UTAS (Dr Carmen Primo Perez, University of Tasmania)
  • 10:30am – 11:00am: Oils ain’t oils – How can you run a car on fish and chip oil?!  (Dr Scott Bell, Esmeralda Enterprises)
  • 11:00am – 11:30am: How to be healthy in a toxic world (Joanne Roles, MiPassion)
  • 11:30am – 12:00pm: Create your healthy happy lifestyle with pure essential oils (Kay Hamilton, Kay’s Essential Oils)
  • 12:00pm – 12:30pm: From waste to wealth (Mark Love, Bootstrap Enterprises)
  • 1:30pm – 2:00pm: How to get the most out of solar panels in Tasmania (Todd Houstein, Sustainable Living Tasmania)
  • 2:00pm – 2:30pm: Sustainable waste plastics recycling and reprocessing in Tasmania (Michael Turner, Envorinex)
  • 2:30pm – 3:00pm: Oils ain’t oil 0 How can you run a car on fish and chip oil?!  (Dr Scott Bell, Esmeralda Enterprises)
  • 3:00pm – 3:30pm: Why a Farmers’ Market? (Kim Hewitt, Harvest Launceston Community Farmers’ Market)

John Duncan Room (B)

CITY PARK


Growdome

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 (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)