All posts by Gill Basnett

Climate Youth Leaders Conference Registrations Open

REGISTER HERE

The Tasmanian Youth Climate Leaders Conference is back for 2020! The Tasmanian Youth Climate Leaders’ Conference in 2018 and 2019 brought together over 600 students across the state, with support from over 70 skilled and experienced mentors. In 2020 the conference is set to replicate previous year’s impact and the call for registrations is now on

Launceston Program

Schools (years 6-12) from across the state are invited to register for this year’s conference in Hobart, Launceston or Burnie. The conference will be held over two days, the first day in March and second day in September across all three locations. 

Students throughout the first day will be equipped with new skills and empowerment to work with mentors in developing an on-ground project to address climate change in their schools and communities. The second day n September, the Celebration Conference, will involve students presenting on their projects supported by TV sensation Costa Georgiadis.

Participation Benefits:

  • Students empowered to learn and act through their own leadership;
  • Teachers connecting with other teachers from surrounding schools with access to valuable resources and working together with curriculum leaders during the conference program;
  • Hear from informed speakers and be supported by empowering mentors. Note: There is no charge to schools to attend this conference.

Hobart Conference: March 23 and September 14 2020 at Kingston High School Launceston Conference: March 25 September 16 2020 at TBC Burnie Conference: March 26 and September 17 2020 at Burnie High School.

If you have any question or concerns, don’t hesitate to call Toby Thorpe on 0472 639 380 or Nel Smit on 0407 684 029

Catch it in the Catchment 2019 Report

25 Sites, 300 Volunteers, 200 Bags of Rubbish

Tamar NRM’s community whole of kanamaluka/Tamar Estuary Catch it in the Catchment clean-up event was held for the first time on November 10th 2019.

We had 300 volunteers in 25 sites along the Tamar from Greens Beach to Launceston to Low Head cleaning up their patch for a Morning followed by a BBQ lunch hosted by different groups.

Almost 1200kg of rubbish was bagged in 200 bags, plus a lot of larger items all of which were removed from reserves, foreshores, roadsides and creeks and the estuary. The City of Launceston, West Tamar and George Town councils as well as Veolia helped out by removing the rubbish for us.

Trevallyn Primary School students sorted out the potential container refund scheme containers, counting over 180 containers from 30 bags.

Click here for the full report (4MB).

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

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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]

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!

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