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Christopher Strong Sustainability Grant

The Christopher Strong Sustainability Grant is open to any individual/school/landcare/ community group undertaking a sustainability project in a rural or urban area of the Tamar region, Tasmania. Projects may relate to, for example:

  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Environmental education
  • Research projects or trials
  • Improving sustainable living
  • Plantings
  • Maintenance of local ecosystems

Project Funding: up to $1,500 – to be used for project-related costs only.

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION FORM (in word format)

Complete addressing all the criteria and emaul back to Tamar NRM

 

Applications must be received by 5pm, Friday, 16th August, 2019

 

Submit applications to [email protected]

Applicants will be informed of the result early September.

Healthy Soils Discussion Group

Healthy Soils Discussion Group

Spring Field Days: Fri 9th August; Fri 16th August; Friday 23rd August 2019;

Autumn 2020 Field Days: TBA.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST:

http://www.tamarnrm.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Healthy-Soils-EOI-with-bios-1.docx

 

FOR REGISTRATION AND EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Latest Developments:

We are delighted to have secured presenters Rob Moreton (DPIPWE), Theresa Chapman (RMCG) and Dr. Bill Cotching.

 

Weed Action Fund – Applications close 31 July

The Tasmanian Government has opened applications for its new Weed Action Fund. This is a $5M program to be rolled out over the next 5 years.

Stage 1 of the program is for small grants of $1,000 – $5,000. Projects need to be able to be completed within 12 months. $140,000 is available in this small grants round.

You can find the guidelines, priority weed lists and application forms HERE.

Recognised primary producers, groups (e.g. Landcare groups) and organisations are eligible to apply.  Individual landowners whose properties are not involved in primary production are not eligible. 

Note that larger grants are expected to open for applications late this year.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE WEDNESDAY 31 JULY

 

 

Healthy Soils Discussion Group – Expression of Interest Open

Funding courtesy of Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) will enable Tamar NRM to participate in a national pilot project looking at creating and maintaining healthy soils.

The Tamar Valley is to be one of eleven soils discussion groups supported through MLA funding, across New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria.

It is anticipated that two discussion groups will meet 3 times in either spring 2019 or autumn 2020. Participants will use a range of new and existing approaches and products to assess and improve the condition of the soils on their farms.

This project will focus on getting back to the basics and highlighting to landholders that soils health is a first step rather than an afterthought and include:

  • The role of soils in pasture renovation, nutrient testing and budgeting for better soils outcomes and ultimately improved production.
  • Correcting soil fertility deficiencies and improving wet soils drainage.
  • Based on the model of field based activities where producers visit farms and witness first-hand what works in the Tamar Valley.
  • The project is to begin in spring 2019 and conclude in autumn 2020 with a shared event networking with other groups.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST:

Healthy Soils Discussion Group:

CLICK HERE

FOR REGISTRATION AND EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Spring Field Days: Fri 9th August; Fri 16th August; Friday 23rd August 2019

Autumn 2020 Field Days: TBA.

 

Latest Developments:

We are delighted to have secured presenters Rob Moreton (DPIPWE), Theresa Chapman (RMCG) and Dr. Bill Cotching.

MLA Healthy Soils Guest Presenters:

MLA Healthy Soils bios only

 

Cressy Research Station Field Day

Tamar NRM, in conjuction with Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, is running a field day at the Cressy Research Facility to take a tour of the farm trial sites and talk about pastures, seeds and genebanks, fertilising pastures and soil nutrition.

When: Thursday March 21st 10.00 am to 2.30 pm
Where: Cressy Research Facility trial paddocks, Burlington Road, South of Cressy

Presenters include:
Rowan Smith (Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture)
Stewart Sutherland and Tim Smallbon  (Upper Murray Seeds)
Eric Hall (Pastures expert and Tamar NRM PDS Consultant)

Bookings essential: Contact Greg Lundstrom on 03 6323 3310,  0438 642 112 or [email protected]

 

Click on Poster for details

Wildlife Caught on Camera

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

 

 

Tasmanian Bettong

 

 

 

Long-nosed Potoroo

 

 

 

Pademelon

 

 

 

 

Black Rad

 

 

 

Carr Villa, Trevally and SKEMPS had photos of cats (pets and feral)

Farmgate Festival – 24th-25th November

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!

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


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