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.
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.
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.”
George Town Coastal Communities Action Plan Update (Summary Document) Feb 2017 (1MB)
George Town Coastal Communities Action Plan Update Feb 2017
George Town Coastal Communities Management Plan (2005) (4.7MB)
Naturally Yours – December Issue
The packed Tamar NRM December 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.
The next issue will be out in March 2017 and we look forward to hearing all about what is going on around the region in the first half of the year.
Naturally Yours Small (2MB)
Naturally Yours Large (5.5MB)
Tamar NRM is Keen to Hear from You
Tamar NRM likes to get out and about to chat to members of the community about all things related to Natural Resource Management from Sustainable Living, Sustainable Agriculture to Biodiveristy Sustainability.
Come talk to us about a project you are interested in, information on tree planting, gardens for wildlife, fire and biodiversity, weeds, cats and much much more.
Celebrate Biodiversity and Recreation on the North Esk
Come join us in a fun, free, community event to celebrate 25 years of river restoration and creation of a recreation feature along the North Esk between Hoblers bridge and Henry Street.
Activities on the day will include: free face-painting, kids treasure hunt, interpretive walks, BBQ lunch and photographic display.
“The Ribbon of Blue was the largest corporate and community urban Landcare project in Australia and after 25 years, remains a major recreation and environmental asset.” Founders Gus Green and Merv Whybrow
Event is being hosted by Tamar NRM, NRM North and local Lions Clubs.
Paterson’s Curse is a Declared Weed
Ever wondered what that pretty purple flower is that has begun to flower? There seems to be more of it about this year. This is an issue as Paterson’s Curse or Salvation Jane (Echium plantagineum) has the potential to become a big problem. The brightly coloured flowers might seem beautiful in your garden or as a splash across the countryside but they can significantly reduce agriculture productivity and are toxic to livestock. Paterson’s Curse can be easily spread easily on the coats of animals, by water as well as contaminated soil, feed and machinery.
The good thing is that we that the opportunity in the Tamar to keep it under control. But we need your help. If you have this weed in your garden or on your land or you seed it when out and about please remove it or report it so that we can keep the Tamar free of the “Curse”.
For more information visit the Tamar Valley Weed Strategy website or click here to read our brochure.