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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

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

Boneseed Blitz 2018

 

The Council Areas of Launceston, West Tamar and George Town.

Tamar NRM Boneseed On Ground Action Day

Thursday, 20th September, 2018

Launceston Sites:

Meet at Punchbowl Reserve Main Car Park – 9.30 am – 11.30 am

West Tamar Sites:

Meet Cnr. Rosevears Drive & West Tamar Hwy – 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm

George Town Sites:

Meet at Hillwood, Egg Island Point, Craigburn Road – 9.30 am – 11.30 am

Help us control Boneseed

Boneseed is an invasive weed of national significance. It invades natural areas and out competes native plants. It can be found in disturbed bushland, housing development blocks and in coastal vegetation. It can invade the understorey of bushland and competes with native plants and reduces biodiversity. Dense infestations can be a significant fire hazard.

Or organise an activity with your community group over September-October.

Let Tamar NRM know and we will include in the Calendar of Activities

  • Attend the Tamar NRM Boneseed Blitz Day on 20th September.
  • Remove Boneseed from your property

Tamar NRM can assist community groups with their efforts in targeting this weed. We can:

  • Promote your Boneseed Blitz working bee day
  • Supply weed treatment information
  • Supply “Dabbers” for cut & paste treatment
  • Help with identification.

Register your Interest 

Tamar NRM – Phone 6323 3310

Further information available from Tamar weeds Strategy and DPIPWE website.

Tamar NRM Strategic Directions 2018-2021

In June 2018 the Tamar NRM Strategic Directions 2018-2021 were signed off by the Management Committee. It presents our 3 year vision in a succinct and straight forward manner.

This latest update to our strategic directions incorporates the input and feedback gathered over two years and a process of alignment with the three Tamar councils’ objectives and other relevant regional documents.

Tamar NRM Strategic Direction 2018-2021 builds in what the rural and urban communities want of an NRM organisation delivering grass-roots driven projects across the Tamar Valley.

 

Tamar NRM Strategic Directions 2018-2021

Launch of Plastic Free July

PLASTIC FREE JULY  MORNING TEA

Support Plastic Free Launceston as they launch Plastic Free July with a morning tea at TasTAFE Drysdale

Tuesday 3 July 2018, 10:30 am

Drysdale Restaurant

93 Paterson St, Launceston

Cost: $10

Join MC Jo Palmer and speakers from Plastic Free Launceston and Launceston City Council

Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it. Be part of the solution!

 

POSTER LINK

RSVP by Friday 29 June to [email protected]

Plastic Free Launceston is a working group of Tamar NRM

World Environment Day Community Tree Planting

Help Us Restore Green and Gold Frog Habitat for World Environment Day

Tuesday 5th June 11am to 2 pm

Come help Tamar NRM, City of Launceston and QVMAG improve habitat along the Tamar and learn about a frogs life.

There are plenty of trees and sedges to plant as well as other activities such as frog walks, water quality testing, looking for frog food and waterbug searches.

Come anytime between 11 am and 2 pm and stay as long as you like. This event is open to the whole community, is free and child friendly.

Wear closed in shoes and long pants (gumboots recommended).

Parking available at the playground at Tailrace.

For  more  information  contact  Gill Basnett,  Tamar NRM,   on    03 6323 3310 or [email protected]