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).
For more information contact Gill Basnett, Tamar NRM, on 03 6323 3310 or [email protected]
CHRISTOPHER STRONG SUSTAINABILITY GRANT
Tamar NRM announced on Tuesday 21st August the successful applicant to its Christopher Strong Sustainability Grant which is offered annually in support of sustainability projects in the Tamar Valley.
This year’s $1,500 grant went to Honorary Associate QVMAG, Kathryn Pugh in support of her project entitled “Litoria raniformis (Green and Gold Frog) in Launceston’s urban wetlands”.
The project will include habitat assessments of selected sites and on-ground surveys searching for this large and beautifully patterned frog which is listed as vulnerable. The survey will include day and night-time active searches, will build on previous studies and work with UTAS students and Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) staff.
Roger Tyshing, Tamar NRM President said “Our assessment panel had to work through a number of quality applications before deciding on the green and gold frog survey project”. “The project will verify known locations of the green and gold frog in and around Launceston and identify unknown sites for the species”. Mr Tyshing went on to say “By funding this project, we will have supported the identification of sites that require habitat protection or sites suitable for habitat restoration”.
Grant recipient Kathryn Pugh said “I’m pleased to have received the sustainability grant from Tamar NRM and hope the project will have flow-on benefits for local wetland flora and fauna, not just protecting the habitat of the green and gold frog as important as that is”.
The project will be undertaken within the wetlands and floodplains of Launceston during spring-summer 2018-19.
For more information on the project call Tamar NRM on 6323 3310.
Thank you to all those that have applied.
The Partnership Prospectus is out for partners and exhibitors to join in on Tamar NRM’s inaugural Tamar Sustainable Living Expo held on October 13, 2018 at Albert Hall, Launceston. We are also seeking speakers and workshop presenters.
The Expo will build on the success of our 2017 Sustainability Energy Expo which attracted over 1,100 people to that venue.
Register your interest in the event as an Expo Partner, Exhibitor Partner, Venue Partner, Media Partner or help out on the day as a volunteer.
And we can create a partnership program that is tailored to your needs.
Contact: Gabrielle Stannus,
Tamar Sustainable Living Expo Coordinator
Mob. 0400 431 277
DECIDED TO JOIN THE EXPO?
Then fill out the relevant forms below:
Finding your niche – New opportunities for native produce
UPDATED DETAILS ONE DAY ONLY
When: Thursday 8th, 2018
Where: Tailrace Centre 1 Waterfront Drive, Riverside, Launceston.
Time: 8.30 – 4.30
Subsidised Cost: $45 (plus booking fee).
Bookings essential: contact Greg Lundstrom on [email protected] or 0438 642 112.
Australian Native Foods & Botanicals (ANFAB) and Tamar NRM are bringing together growers, aspiring growers, chefs, wholesalers, retailers and boutique producers.
At this event, speakers will showcase the exiting developments and possibilities of the burgeoning native food and botanicals’ sector as well as exploring niche markets. The day will include a farm visit to Bronzewing Farm (native pepper producer) in the morning and speakers at Tailrace in the afternoon. See below for the program.
Meet at Tailrace, Riverside at 8:30am, bus leaves 9:00am sharp.
Here is a sound bite of the interview Costa did at Punchbowl Community Garden with Fred Hooper from ABC Radio on Thursday 1st February. (Courtesy of the ABC)
The event was organised by Tamar NRM and Landcare Tasmania.
Thanks to Tamar Wetlands and West Tamar Council for bringing him to Tassie.
The latest offering of “Naturally Yours”
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You will notice the December issue is different than past newsletters. It features the Year in Review with plenty of photos of Community Action across the Tamar Valley.