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Christopher Strong Sustainability Grant Now Open

The Sustainability Grant is open to any individual/school/community group undertaking a project in a Rural or Urban area in the Tamar Valley.

Funding allocated for a project is up to $1,500.

(to be used for associated project costs and expenses only)

Criteria
Applications will be judged on the following:

  • The project’s contribution to sustainability in a rural or urban area(s);
  • The project’s relevance to the Tamar Region;
  • Verbal references provided by referees of short-listed candidates; and
  • The project must be completed within twelve months of receipt of funds. 

Round Opens: 1st July, 2020

Closes: Friday, 7th August 2020

Applications to Tamar NRM

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION FORM

Planning for Autumn Action Field Day

Thursday 12th March, 10 am -3 pm

Beaconsfield & Hillwood

LINK TO POSTER:

Program:

Tea and Coffee from 9.30 am

10.00    Meet at “Springmere” and welcome (Ian Sauer)

10.10    The farmer’s view (Ben Hooper)

10.15    MLA Pastures Demonstration Project and the Red Meat Component (Eric Hall)

10.30   Tour “Springmere” – See MLA Pasture demonstration paddocks (Eric Hall and landholder Ben Hooper)

11.20   Animal health and nutrition (Bruce Jackson)

12.00   Travel to “Greenhyth”

12.30    Lunch (provided)

1.00   The farmer’s view (Ed Archer)

1.20    Benefits of confinement feeding in a Tasmanian context (Jason Lynch)

1.45   Ag-projects running locally and landholder survey – Where are the knowledge gaps? (Tamar NRM – Greg Lundstrom and Jenny Craigen)

2.00   Group Discussion

2.20   Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture update and pasture trials at “Greenhyth” including a site visit (Rowan Smith TIA and Eric Hall)

3.00   Close

Tamar NRM Get-together

Back in 1998 a remarkable thing happened . . . Tamar NRM was born!Fast forward two decades and we are still going strong, evidenced by us taking out the  Australian Government Partnerships for Landcare category at the 2019 Tasmanian Landcare AwardsThe contribution of our volunteers needs to be acknowledged, so come join us as it’s your award too.

LINK TO INVITE

 

Tuesday, 11th February

Tamar Function Centre, Windsor Community Precinct,

1 Windsor Dr, Riverside – 6.00-8.30 pm

RSVP by Friday 7th February: [email protected]

Office: 6323 3310

2020 Tamar Valley Producer projects

2020 Tamar Valley Producer projects

  • Pastures
  • Soil Health
  • Carbon Neutral Farming
  • Small Farm Roadmap
  • Various Weed Management Projects

Tamar NRM are running five Tamar Valley producer projects in 2020 promoting sustainable and profitable enterprises.

Expressions of interest are being sought now for these projects.

An Expression of interested form can be found on this website (link below). Complete the form, scan and email or post back to us, or call Greg on 0438 642 112 to register over the phone.

To register your interest in 2020 Ag Projects today!

Limited numbers for some projects

CLICK ON LINK

End of Year Ag-Update All Projects

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

2020 Ragwort Raids

Call for Volunteers

In our 21st year of “Raiding” lets demonstrate the value of people power. The Tamar Valley is getting on top of Ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris).

GET ALONG AND HELP US KEEP IT THAT WAY!

East Tamar

Saturday 1st February

From 9.00 am to 12.00 noon

Meet at 9.00 am Pipers River Fire Station

BBQ Lunch provided.

 

West Tamar

Sunday 2nd February

From 9.00 am -12.00 noon

Meet at 9.00 am Winkleigh Hall, Winkleigh Road

BBQ Lunch provided.

 

Ragwort – Jacobaea vulgaris syn. Senecio jacobaea

Launceston

Wednesday 5th February

From 9.00am to 12.00pm

Where: Launceston, Tasman Highway & Blessington Road

Supported by:

Meet at Waverley Lake Carpark, Naroo Street

Lunch provided.

 

Contact Tamar NRM

Ph. 6323 3310, or Jo Mob. 0400 866 934

for information and registrations

Welcome to Jo Lyall, 2020 Ragwort Raid Coordinator.

Longtime Ragwort Raider, Owner Nest Environmental Services and  and West Tamar Farmer Jo Lyall will coordinate the 2020 Raid. Jo also prepares the mapping for our Ragwort Raid Report, so understands distribution and roads travelled.

2020 RAGWORT RAIDS

2020 will be our 21st year of Ragwort raiding!

Join us for this event as we are winning the battle in the Tamar Valley.

A combination of people power, biocontrol and enforcement is saving the area from large economic losses should ragwort become widely established.

Call for Volunteers:

East Tamar

Saturday 1st February

From 9.00 am to 12.00 noon

Meet at 9.00 am Pipers River Fire Station

BBQ Lunch provided.

 

West Tamar

Sunday 2nd February

From 9.00 am -12.00 noon

Meet at 9.00 am Winkleigh Hall, Winkleigh Road.

BBQ Lunch provided.

Launceston

Wednesday 5th February

From 9.00am to 12.00pm

Where: Launceston, Tasman Highway & Blessington Road

Meet at Waverley Lake Carpark, Naroo Street

Lunch provided.

 

Contact Tamar NRM

Ph. 6323 3310
or Coordinator Jo Lyall Mob. 0400 866 934

for information and registrations

LINK TO POSTER

Welcome to Jo Lyall long time “Ragwort raider” and our 2020 Ragwort Raid Coordinator. Jo has also prepared our report mapping for the past 2 years, so knows the roads travelled and where to look for Ragwort.

THE 2020 RAGWORT RAID REPORT IS NOW AVAILABLE

Go to the “Reports” tab

Biochar Forum – Tamar Valley & Burnie

Thursday 31st October at Burnie

Friday 1st November, 2019 – Tamar Valley

https://www.tamarnrm.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Biochar-Forum-Poster_A4.pdf

Tamar NRM and Biochar industry experts are running a forum entitled BIOCHAR – “Because the Time is Right”.

Produced by burning organic matter in an oxygen-limited environment, biochar is used as a soil amendment.

Biochar can close or rebalance or detoxify different environmental cycles from carbon, to nitrogen, to phosphorus to water. Its surface area, porosity, morphology, electrical conductivity and other varied and variable characteristics lend themselves to a myriad of different end uses.

The Forums will present the science behind biochar and importantly the opportunities for it provides for Tasmanians.

LINK TO POSTER

Cost: Individual / Farmers $25 & Business $75 (includes up to 4 participants)

Bookings & Enquiries: Phone: 6323-3310, Mobiles: Frank 0417 312 927, Greg 0438 642 112

**Lunch and refreshments provided with gluten free, vegetarian and dairy free options available.**

TWO EVENT LOCATIONS Tamar Valley (1st Nov) and Burnie (31st Oct)

TAMAR VALLEY: Friday 1st November 2019 – 9.30-4.30

LINK TO TAMAR PROGRAM

BURNIE: Thursday 31st October 2019 – 9.30-4.30

LINK TO BURNIE PROGRAM

Brought to you by Tamar NRM and Biochar industry experts “Because the Time is Right”.

Proceeds to assist the establishment of the Tasmanian Biochar Initiative.

Triple Bluff Walk

Register TODAY (Limited places) to come on the Low Head to Beechford Walk. We will be removing marine debris and sea spurge as we go.

Time allowed for sharing stories and hearing from the local experts.

Leaves from East Beach, Low Head.

More information on the poster:

LINK TO POSTER

Brought to you by the George Town Coastal Management Group and Tamar NRM.

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

CLICK ON LINK

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