Latest Edition – Summer 2018-19
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Wildlife Caught on Camera
Tamar Sustainable Living EXPO
Burning to Plan
Regional Council Update
Save the Tassie Devil
Tamar Ag in Focus
International Farm Management Congress
. . . and much more about great happenings in the Tamar Valley!
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)
Call for Volunteers
In our 20th 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 2nd February
From 9.00 am to 12.00 noon
Meet at 9.00 am Pipers River Fire Station
BBQ Lunch provided.
Sunday 3rd February 2019
From 9.00 am -12.00 noon
Meet at 9.00 am Winkleigh Hall, Winkleigh Road
BBQ Lunch provided.
Wednesday 6th February
From 10.00am to 4.00pm (2 sessions)
Where: Launceston, Tasman Highway & Blessington Road
Meet at 10.00 am or 1.00 pm Waverley Lake Carpark, Naroo Street
Phone Tamar NRM – 6323 3310
Farmgate Festival is a premiere food and farming event in the Tamar Valley of northern Tasmania.
A selection of farmers and producers are opening their gates for the weekend, on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th November 2018, giving you the chance to go behind the scenes on the farm, meet the people who grow and make your food, and hear their stories.
Along with farmers and producers there are two amazing feasts on too. Bookings are essential for these.
Check out the Farmgate Flyer for more information. Tickets can be purchased from the Farmgate Webstie along with all the information. Some tours need to be prebooked!
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
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)
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
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’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.
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)
- 10:30am – 11:00am: Composting with kids (Costa Georgiadis, ABC TV)
- 11:30am – 12:30pm: Bikes & baggage: How to go car-free (Anna Povey with Malcolm and Vicky Cowan, Tamar Bicycle User Group)
- 1:00pm – 1:30pm: Practical soil testing (Theresa Chapman, RMCG)
- 2:00pm – 2:30pm: Compost and worms in the home (Damien Crompton, Permaculture Tasmania)
- 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Bikes & baggage: How to go car-free (Anna Povey with Malcolm and Vicky Cowan, Tamar Bicycle User Group)
Check out our Sustainable Living Expo Program!
Click on the image to take you to the program. Available at the door on the day
Get all your 2018 Tamar Sustainable Living Expo information here!
This edition of Naturally Yours focuses on all things Expo related. Open up and have a read, to see who is exhibiting and presenting at this years Tamar Sustainable Living Expo. We have over 33 stalls and 4 workshop/presentation rooms. Pleanty to see and do!
$5 entry fee (U18 free)
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