Funding courtesy of Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) will enable Tamar NRM to participate in a national pilot project looking at creating and maintaining healthy soils.
The Tamar Valley is to be one of eleven soils discussion groups supported through MLA funding, across New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria.
It is anticipated that two discussion groups will meet 3 times in either spring 2019 or autumn 2020. Participants will use a range of new and existing approaches and products to assess and improve the condition of the soils on their farms.
This project will focus on getting back to the basics and highlighting to landholders that soils health is a first step rather than an afterthought and include:
- The role of soils in pasture renovation, nutrient testing and budgeting for better soils outcomes and ultimately improved production.
- Correcting soil fertility deficiencies and improving wet soils drainage.
- Based on the model of field based activities where producers visit farms and witness first-hand what works in the Tamar Valley.
- The project is to begin in spring 2019 and conclude in autumn 2020 with a shared event networking with other groups.
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST:
Healthy Soils Discussion Group:
FOR REGISTRATION AND EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Spring Field Days: Fri 9th August; Fri 16th August; Friday 23rd August 2019
Autumn 2020 Field Days: TBA.
We are delighted to have secured presenters Rob Moreton (DPIPWE), Theresa Chapman (RMCG) and Dr. Bill Cotching.
MLA Healthy Soils Guest Presenters:
MLA Healthy Soils bios only
Meeting of the George Town Coastal Communities Management Group at Hillwood Hall
Presentation: (open to the public)
“Tamar Valley Weeds and their impact”
When: Thursday, 4th April 2019 – 10.00 am – 12 noon
Where: Hillwood Memorial Hall, Jetty Road, Hillwood.
Morning Tea Provided
Link to Poster and further information
Latest Edition – Summer 2018-19
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Naturally Yours Summer 2018-19 (7.28MB)http://gg
Wildlife Caught on Camera
Tamar Sustainable Living EXPO
Burning to Plan
Regional Council Update
Save the Tassie Devil
Tamar Ag in Focus
International Farm Management Congress
. . . and much more about great happenings in the Tamar Valley!
Call for Volunteers
In our 20th 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!
Saturday 2nd February
From 9.00 am to 12.00 noon
Meet at 9.00 am Pipers River Fire Station
BBQ Lunch provided.
Sunday 3rd February 2019
From 9.00 am -12.00 noon
Meet at 9.00 am Winkleigh Hall, Winkleigh Road
BBQ Lunch provided.
Wednesday 6th February
From 10.00am to 4.00pm (2 sessions)
Where: Launceston, Tasman Highway & Blessington Road
Meet at 10.00 am or 1.00 pm Waverley Lake Carpark, Naroo Street
Phone Tamar NRM – 6323 3310
Did you know there are 11 species of frogs in Tassie? Three of which only occur here.
FrogID Week, the Australian Museum’s FrogID citizen science program, concluded on 18th November, however you are invited to tell us about your sightings and the frog calls you hear.
We encourage all you citizen scientists to be the ears and eyes in our community.
Confirmed reports can be added onto the Natural Values Atlas and/or the Atlas of Living Australia.
We can help here.
We are particulalry interested in reports of the vunerable Green and Gold Frog (Litoria raniformis)
Tamar NRM – Phone 6323 3310
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.
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.
In June 2018 the Tamar NRM Strategic Directions 2018-2021 were signed off by the Management Committee. It presents our 3 year vision in a succinct and straight forward manner.
This latest update to our strategic directions incorporates the input and feedback gathered over two years and a process of alignment with the three Tamar councils’ objectives and other relevant regional documents.
Tamar NRM Strategic Direction 2018-2021 builds in what the rural and urban communities want of an NRM organisation delivering grass-roots driven projects across the Tamar Valley.
PLASTIC FREE JULY MORNING TEA
Support Plastic Free Launceston as they launch Plastic Free July with a morning tea at TasTAFE Drysdale
Tuesday 3 July 2018, 10:30 am
93 Paterson St, Launceston
Join MC Jo Palmer and speakers from Plastic Free Launceston and Launceston City Council
Plastic Free July aims to raise awareness of the problems with single use disposable plastic and challenges people to do something about it. Be part of the solution!
RSVP by Friday 29 June to [email protected]
Plastic Free Launceston is a working group of Tamar NRM