Friends of Punchbowl Reserve
Join us for a Wildflower Walk at Carr Villa Nature Reserve
and Punchbowl Reserve, led by plant enthusiasts
Roy and Louise Skabo
Supported by members of the friends group
What: Guided Wildflower Walk
When: Saturday, 1st December, 2018, 9.30 am start
9.30-10.30 Car Villa, then 11.00-12.30 Punchbowl
Where: Carr Villa Nature Reserve, Opossum Road, Norwood
(meet at 9.30am at the Opossum Road Car Park or park along the roadway)
Punchbowl Reserve, Punchbowl
(meet at 11.00am at the top overflow car park)
Open to the general public to attend. BYO picnic lunch afterwards
RSVP to Brock: Email [email protected] – Phone 0408 435 316
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’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.
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)
- 10:30am – 11:00am: Composting with kids (Costa Georgiadis, ABC TV)
- 11:30am – 12:30pm: Bikes & baggage: How to go car-free (Anna Povey with Malcolm and Vicky Cowan, Tamar Bicycle User Group)
- 1:00pm – 1:30pm: Practical soil testing (Theresa Chapman, RMCG)
- 2:00pm – 2:30pm: Compost and worms in the home (Damien Crompton, Permaculture Tasmania)
- 2:30pm – 3:30pm: Bikes & baggage: How to go car-free (Anna Povey with Malcolm and Vicky Cowan, Tamar Bicycle User Group)
Check out our Sustainable Living Expo Program!
Click on the image to take you to the program. Available at the door on the day
Get all your 2018 Tamar Sustainable Living Expo information here!
This edition of Naturally Yours focuses on all things Expo related. Open up and have a read, to see who is exhibiting and presenting at this years Tamar Sustainable Living Expo. We have over 33 stalls and 4 workshop/presentation rooms. Pleanty to see and do!
$5 entry fee (U18 free)
Naturally Yours Spring 2018 (5.5MB)
Tamar NRM are looking for energetic and committed volunteers to help us make the inaugural Tamar Sustainable Living Expo an event to remember! Would you like to be involved? Or do you know someone who may be? Volunteer Contact Form
The inaugural 2018 Tamar Sustainable Living Expo will provide participants with a ‘one stop shop’, connecting them with local businesses and community groups providing products, services and programs to help them live more sustainably. Costa Georgiadis, ABC’s Gardening Australia host, is already on board! Find our more on our Facebook Page.
What’s in it for you?
You will get to meet and work with other fabulous people. Your efforts at the Expo will help your fellow northern Tasmanians to learn how to live more sustainably. You will also be invited to a special volunteer get-together after the Tamar Sustainable Living Expo to show our appreciation. We will support you with the tools and information you need to undertake your role.
We would love your help before, during and after the Expo. So please complete the Volunteer Contact Form to let us know your availability and send to Gabby, our Expo Coordinator, at your earliest convenience at [email protected]. She will then be in touch with you to discuss exactly what you would like to do when volunteering.
Please feel free to share amongst your networks. Many hands make light work!
We look forward to having you on board 🙂
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
Pasture Demonstration Site Field Day
When: Thursday 1st November – 10.00am – 3.00pm
Where: “Springmere”, 342 Holwell Road, south of Beaconsfield.
Presenters to include:
- Jason Lynch (Senior Consultant Agronomy with Macquarie-Franklin)
- Mick Taylor (MLA’s Feedbase Adoption Project Manager)
- Eric Hall (Pastures expert and Tamar PDS Consultant)
- Ben Hooper (“Springmere” landholder)
What you will see and hear:
- Pasture utilisation – A key to success
- Tour of “Springmere” – Pasture species planted and sustainable management
- Growing better pastures – some of the factors that can make or break pasture production and persistence
- Pasture measurement
- MLA Producer Demonstration Project – the story so far
- Join the discussion on the challenges and successes the site has posed
FREE EVENT – Lunch Provided.
Bookings: [email protected]
Or phoning Greg Lundstrom on 6323 3310, Mob 0438 642 112
10.00 Welcome (Ian Sauer) Tea and Coffee from 9.30 am
MLA Pastures Demonstration Project – Costs of establishing new pasture and the cost of not! (Eric Hall)
The farmer’s view (Ben Hooper)
10.40 Feed-based investment project and services that MLA provide (Mick Taylor, MLA)
11.00 Tour “Springmere” – See MLA Pasture demonstration paddocks to discuss monitoring, management and pasture species (Eric Hall, Ben Hooper). Pasture species identification (Peter Ball, Gary Martin)
1.00 Lunch (provided)
1.30 Landholder Survey – Where are the knowledge Gaps? (Eric Hall / Greg Lundstrom)
1.45 Pasture Utilisation – A key to success (Jason Lynch, Macquarie Franklin)
2.30 Discussion on the challenges and successes the site has posed (All)
The Council Areas of Launceston, West Tamar and George Town.
Tamar NRM Boneseed On Ground Action Day
Thursday, 20th September, 2018
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.
Tamar NRM – Phone 6323 3310
Further information available from Tamar weeds Strategy and DPIPWE website.