Ragwort Raids 2015 – UPDATE

Distances covered were as follows:
East Tamar – 219 km or 438 km roadsides
West Tamar – 208 km or 408 km roadsides
Launceston – 154 km or 308 km roadsides
Frankford – 20 km or 40 km roadsides

Ragwort 2015 – report by John Thorp, Chair, Weeds Working Group

Our Co-ordinator, Jayne Shapter, continues to be an inspiration to the community having managed the Ragwort Raids for fourteen years – what an amazing effort on behalf of our organisation – THANK YOU JAYNE.

East Tamar – Saturday 17 January
West Tamar – Sunday 18 January
Blessington & Nunamara – Saturday 31 January

Walking the Gorge with Patsy Cameron

Walking the Gorge with Patsy Cameron – Thursday 29 January 2015

Event No. 3 completed – thank you to the thirty community walkers and especially to our special guest presenter, Patsy Cameron
Program – 29 January 2015
Our second urban event organised for SUMMER by Amanda and supported by Alison is:
Walking the Gorge with Patsy Cameron (event flyer)
Thursday 29 January 2015
9.30am – 12.00noon

Meet at the Duck Reach carpark

Event invitation flyers are being designed and will be sent out ASAP but remember to keep an eye on our website: www.tamarnrm.com.au/calendar and facebook page.

Fiesta on George – Saturday 18 October 2014
We were there in Yorktown Square with a table of our ‘goodies’ to share with the community. It was a wonderful day with everything happily working for everyone – the weather was good, next door stall holders were lovely to talk to, great viewing of what was happening, great coffee/tea/hot chocolate was there for the drinking.

Thank you to anyone who stopped and chatted to us – it was great to meet so many new people. Thank you, too, for our invitation from Urban Farming Tasmania (our contact was Bridgette) to come along and join the fiesta fun. We had a ball and have already hinted we would very much like to come next year.

What we could see standing behind our table…our fellow Fiesta-ees

 

Brunching with the Birds

Event No. 2 completed – thank you to our guest presenters, the community attendees and the birds of Trevallyn Reserve
Program – 27 September 2014
Our first urban event organised for SPRING by Amanda and supported by Alison is:
‘Brunch’-ing with the Birds (event flyer)
Saturday 27th September 2014
8.00am – 11.00am
Trevallyn Reserve (meet at ‘Hoo-Hoo’ hut)
Join Sarah Lloyd and Anna Povey for a walk with, listen to and spot the native birds
Must book as places are limited – RSVP: [email protected] or 6323-3310 by Monday 22nd September 2014

Keeping a Healthy Balance

Event No. 1 completed – thank you to our guest presenters, models and community attendees
Program – 4 June 2014
Our first rural event organised for WINTER by Alison and supported by Amanda is:
Keeping a Healthy Balance – Positive Health Meets Fashion (event flyer)
An event Linking Rural and Urban Women
Guest Speaker: Annette Reed (Tasmanian winner of the 2014 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award)
Wednesday 4th June 2014
7.15pm – 9.30pm
Reception Room, Launceston City Council, St John Street, Launceston
RSVP: [email protected] or 6333-7777 by Wednesday 28th May 2014
Read the media release associated with our event:
Keeping a Healthy Balance – Linking Urban and Rural Women 29 May 2014

Ragwort Raids 2014 – UPDATE:

Removed from East Tamar 222km road, 444km roadside
Removed from West Tamar 224 km road, 448 km roadside
Another fantastic year for our raids.
Thank you to all our volunteers who participated.
Three cheers for you!

Thank you to our volunteers who attended the 2014 Ragwort Raids.
Thanks to our dedicated and wonderful co-ordinator, Jayne Shapter, for organising these two successful raids.

East Tamar – Saturday 18 January
West Tamar – Sunday 19 January
Removing Ragwort Hoorah for the community support Fire brigades on the job

1. Removing Ragwort
2. Hoorah for the community support
3. Fire brigades on the job

Happy community helpers with bag of Ragwort Ragwort removed along the highway Ragwort

4. Happy community helpers with bag of Ragwort
5. Ragwort removed along the highway
6. Ragwort

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Revegetation & Painting Our Trailer in Youngtown Regional Park – 2012

In 2012 Tamar NRM and Youngtown Primary School once again joined forces to plant 250 native trees in Youngtown Regional Park. The students also had an opportunity to paint two sides of the Tamar NRM trailer. Our trailer is loaned to community groups to work on their own projects so it was given a much needed ‘colourful and happy face lift’.

The students were divided into two teams – A&B. Team A painted one side (photo 2) and Team B painted the other side (photo 3). Although the original design was there to copy, both teams put their own very distinctive interpretation onto the trailer sides – they were very imaginative and a lot of fun. They also planted 500 natives (photos 1 and 4).

Tamar NRM was again privileged to have this project funded by Jemena (now known as Zinfra) located in Hobart Road, Youngtown. This company has twice worked on something Tamar NRM holds dear to our hearts – the environment.

Our organisation has had the opportunity for students from Youngtown Primary School to be involved with our projects in 2010 and 2012. They have come along to our field days with enthusiasm about what they are doing – they also have young knee caps for bending and planting!

If you have time and are driving or walking past Youngtown Regional Park, go and have a look at the wonderful achievement by the students from Youngtown Primary School.

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Read the media release associated with our project:
Students Paint a Trailer and Colour their World – 26 March 2012