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

 

 

Big Day of Science as part of National Science Week

Join us during the Big Day of Science as part of National Science Week

Saturday, August 10 2019. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tamar NRM Stall will be presenting

“How life can thrive in extreme habitats”

Using aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates as its examples

And on

Tuesday 13th August 2019

During Science Week

“The Wonderful World of Waterbugs”

Come to QVMAG and see community educator and lecturer John Gooderham (co-organiser of The National Waterbug Blitz) presenting:

A selection of sometimes green, always alien, beasts from rivers and wetlands around Australia!

This free introductory session will help you become a waterbug spotter and help us check up on the health of our rivers and wetlands this spring.

Tuesday 13th August 2019 – 10.30 to 11.30 am followed by a hands on bug identification session from 12.30.

An initiative of Tamar NRM, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG), and City of Launceston’s Natural Environment Unit.

For bookings and registration of interest call Tamar NRM on 6323 3310, Mobile 0438 642 112 or visit the website.

And much more to enjoy!

Big Day of Science

 

2019 Ragwort Raid Report

January and February saw the completion of Tamar NRM’s annual Ragwort Raid. Volunteers from the community, Landcare groups, councils, volunteer fire brigades, Tamar NRM and RACT donated more than 250 hours to clear and record Ragwort from 980km of roadside!! Read the below report for more details.

Thanks to City of Launceston, West Tamar and George Town councils along with State Growth for follow up and to the RACT for their ongoing support with funding.


2019 Ragwort Raid Report  (2 MB)

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