Tamar NRM 2018-19 Annual Report

THANK YOU EVERYONE

Another big year finished. It is always nice to do a yearly roundup of what we have been doing as it reminds us what we have achieved. Thank you to our Management Committee; Reference Group; funding councils: City of Launceston, West Tamar and George Town Councils; supporters; volunteers; partners and landholders. Without us all working together we would not be as successful as we are. Check out our Annual Report on the Reports tab of our website along with other reports by Tamar NRM or by others on relevent issues. Or click on the thumbnail below (3.8MB).


 

Managing Variable Soils – 4th October

Mosaic of soils occurring in the Tamar Valley.

Paddock by paddock variation presents many challenges in managing soils for production and soil health.

Tamar NRM in conjunction with “Wenlock Enterprises”, Rosevale, are holding a field day to discuss treatments to manage these soils.

  • Do you have soil variability across your property?
  • Variable pH?
  • Poorly drained soils in some parts of your farm?

Tamar NRM in conjunction with “Wenlock Enterprises”, Rosevale, are holding a field day to discuss treatments to manage these soils.

  • See three adjacent paddocks all exhibiting different soil characteristics and hear how the landholder manages them.
  • Property mapping and fencing plans

Speakers to include; Tim Reed (property owner), Lee Ringk and Agronomist Seona Findlay

LINK TO POSTER

Friday 4th October, 9.30 am Rosevale Hall and nearby property “Wenlock”.
Free Event – Open to the Public – but need to register to attend.
Phone Tamar NRM 6323 3310;
[email protected]

Call to Landholders – Healthy Soils Discussion Group 2020

 

Tamar Valley is one of 11 soils discussion groups supported through MLA funding, across NSW, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria) will host another three soils field days in autumn 2020.

The 3 Soil Health Field Days held in August 2019 were well supported, but plenty more planned with a fresh discussion group being assembled via expressions of interest.

Tamar NRM are now seeking interest from landholders to commit to attending the three autumn 2020 soil discussion events all held within a fortnight of each other. The goal is developing producer skills in soil management (e.g. interpreting a soil test, water logging or prioritising fertiliser investment).

(Tamar NRM commenced a Healthy Soils Demonstration site at “Wenlock”, Rosevale in October 2019).

To register your Interest in SOILS

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To register your interest in other Ag Projects

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End of Year Ag-Update All Projects

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For more information call Greg on 6323 3310; 0438 642 112

 

2019 Boneseed Blitz

(All Working Bee locations  to be advised)
Launceston Sites: – 9.30 am – 11.30  am
West Tamar Sites: – 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm                      
George Town Sites: – 9.30 am – 11.30 am

Or organise a Boneseed Blitz within your own community over September-October. We can help with tools, training and promotion!

Link to Poster

Catch it in the Catchment

Sunday, November the 10th from 9am – 12pm

ARE YOU PART OF A SCHOOL, BUSINESS, SERVICE CLUB OR COMMUNITY CLUB?

JOIN US IN NOVEMBER FOR THE CATCH IT IN THE CATCHMENT EVENT.

Who:  Everyone who lives, works and plays in the Tamar Estuary Catchment

When:    10th November 2019   9am-12pm

Where: Your local community along the Tamar Estuary/Kanamaluka                                  

Facebook: “catchitinthecatchment”

How to get involved and register

Contact Trish Haeusler  – Phone 0402 503 324

Email:  [email protected]

or contact  Tamar NRM – Phone 6323 3310

Launched in July, Tamar NRM, Plastic Free Launceston and partners are now actively promoting their November event Catch it in the Catchment

The project aims to activate communities within the Tamar Estuary catchment to participate in a clean-up event on the same day and at the same time.

The event, supported by Clean Up Australia Day, takes place on Sunday, November the 10th from 9am – 12pm and invites community groups, sporting groups, schools, businesses and individuals to help restore our beautiful Tamar estuary. Selected ‘Hub areas’ along the Tamar will provide a meeting point for participants to gather for a BBQ after the clean-up, be thanked for their efforts, celebrate and provide feedback for what we hope will become a yearly event.

 ‘Does an another date suit? Your group can organise a day that fits your activities calendar. We will help with rubbish collection and promotion.

Why ‘Catch it in the Catchment’? We now know that 80% of all marine plastics come from the land. As water moves across urban and rural areas in a catchment, litter is picked up and finds its way into waterways and then on into marine environments or freshwater bodies of water.

This figure is alarming, however we believe we can turn it in to a positive! If 80% of plastics, not to mention other litter, makes its way to the ocean via waterways, by stopping, or catching it in the catchment, we can significantly reduce this source of marine pollution.

The issue of plastic pollution is gaining a ground swell of support as communities gain a growing understanding of its impact. It is anticipated that the Tamar communities will feel they are participating in an event where their actions are a significant part of the solution to this problem. The flow on effects, with further promotion, will be to increase education that targets behavioural changes in the use and disposal of plastic and other wastes.

LINK TO POSTER

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

Autumn 2020 Field Days: Dates TBA.

FOR REGISTRATION AND EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

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Latest Developments:

We were delighted to have secured presenters Rob Moreton, Darren Kidd (DPIPWE), Theresa Chapman (RMCG) Denis Giasli (Land Management North and Dr. Bill Cotching for the August field days.

Having them involved in the 2020 MLA Soil Health Discussion Group would be a bonus and a reason to register your interest today!