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Program Coordinator

Tamar NRM believes in making a positive difference to the environment and community of the Tamar Region. We do this by delivering community-based activities and projects, such as grassroots workshops and field days, focusing on sustainable agriculture, sustainable living and the natural environment.

As one of two Program Coordinators, you will play an important role in a small but innovative team. You will link the community to improved natural resource management outcomes through the development of activities guided by Tamar NRM’s Strategic Directions.

Our motto is “We make stuff happen!”

We are looking for a dynamic, creative, enthusiastic and flexible person keen to further their career and experience in the Natural Resource Management sector.

We are offering a salary between $65,000 and $70,000 plus super, depending on the successful candidate’s level of experience.

To get a better understanding of what we do, our culture and our values, a copy of our Annual Report and past newsletters are available for downloading on our website www.tamarnrm.com.au

You can download a position description, including the selection criteria and our latest strategic plan, click on the links below.

If you would like some more information about the role, please email our President, Roger Tyshing at [email protected] or 0448 666 500.

To be considered for this position, applicants must address all the selection criteria.

Applications close COB, Tuesday 21st July.

Annual Report 2018-19

Strategic Directions


Position Description

SOIL HEALTH DISCUSSION GROUP 2020

REGISTER BY COMPLETING THE FORM ON THE LINK BELOW:

https://www.tamarnrm.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020_Healthy-Soils-EOI-with-bios.docx



REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN – LIMITED NUMBERS

A number of expert presenters to compliment the landholder discussions

Topics covered

*Soil Improvement *Tasmanian soils and geology *Managing difficult soils *Drainage and drainage plans *Soils sampling, testing and interpreting *Microbiology of soils *Land capability resources *Have your soil visually assessed.

Field Day Dates:

Thursday 20th August: Karoola Hall and “Nangara” property

Thursday 10th September: Pipers Brook – “Oakbank” property

Thursday 24th September: Rosevale Memorial Hall and “Wenlock” property

Limited numbers – Book Early!!

For more details or to register contact Greg Lundstrom, Program Co-ordinator, Tamar NRM, phone 0438 642 112.

Expressions of interest for aother Ag-Focused Projects (CLICK ON LINK) 

2020-Ag-Project-Promotion-EOI_at_2-12-19.pdf

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:  catchitinthecatchment[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

Healthy Soils Discussion Group

Healthy Soils Discussion Group

Autumn 2020 Field Days:

Wednesday 29th April: 10am – 2pm Rosevale

Thursday 14th May: 9.30am – 12.30pm Pipers Brook

Thursday 13th August: 9.30am – 2pm Karoola – Pipers River

Topics covered

  • Soil Improvement
  • Tasmanian soils and geology
  • Managing difficult soils
  • Drainage and drainage plans
  • Soils sampling, testing and interpreting
  • Microbiological soil testing
  • Land capability resources
  • Have your soil visually assessed

FOR REGISTRATION AND EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Click here

Latest Developments:

We were delighted to have secured presenters Seona Findlay (Tas Agronomy Plus), Theresa Chapman (RMCG) and Dr. Bill Cotching for the 2020 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!

Weed Action Fund – Applications close 31 July

The Tasmanian Government has opened applications for its new Weed Action Fund. This is a $5M program to be rolled out over the next 5 years.

Stage 1 of the program is for small grants of $1,000 – $5,000. Projects need to be able to be completed within 12 months. $140,000 is available in this small grants round.

You can find the guidelines, priority weed lists and application forms HERE.

Recognised primary producers, groups (e.g. Landcare groups) and organisations are eligible to apply.  Individual landowners whose properties are not involved in primary production are not eligible. 

Note that larger grants are expected to open for applications late this year.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE WEDNESDAY 31 JULY

 

 

Big Day of Science as part of National Science Week

Join us during the Big Day of Science as part of National Science Week

Saturday, August 10 2019. 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tamar NRM Stall will be presenting

“How life can thrive in extreme habitats”

Using aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates as its examples

And on

Tuesday 13th August 2019

During Science Week

“The Wonderful World of Waterbugs”

(Free training in Waterbug ID to a national standard)

Come to QVMAG and see community educator and lecturer John Gooderham (co-organiser of The National Waterbug Blitz) presenting:

A selection of sometimes green, always alien, beasts from rivers and wetlands around Australia!

This free introductory session will help you become a waterbug spotter and help us check up on the health of our rivers and wetlands this spring.

Tuesday 13th August 2019 – 10.30 to 11.30 am followed by a hands on bug identification session from 12.30.

An initiative of Tamar NRM, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG), and City of Launceston’s Natural Environment Unit.

For bookings and registration of interest call Tamar NRM on 6323 3310, Mobile 0438 642 112 or visit the website.

And much more to enjoy!

Big Day of Science

 

“Coasting in February” – Greens Beach to Bellingham.

 

“Coasting in February”

Sunday 24th February 2019

From 9.00 am -3.00 pm

Showcase of community coastal works from Greens Beach to Bellingham.

Free BBQ – New volunteers welcome.

The George Town Coastal Management Group are holding an event to help recognise the valuable contribution the coastal communities continue to make in the George Town Council and Greens Beach Area.

The day will start at Low Head at 9.00 am and end at Weymouth around 3.00 pm, with a BBQ lunch (provided).

Link to POSTER & PROGRAM

We are please to have Parks & Wildlife and an expert in the important Saltmarsh vegetation community along:


Guest Speaker: Dr. Vishnu Prahalad is a researcher and lecturer at the Discipline of Geography and Spatial Sciences, University of Tasmania. He has worked on saltmarsh ecology and management in Tasmania for over ten years, closely collaborating with a range of government and non-government agencies and local groups. Vishnu’s publications include ‘a field guide to the plants of Tasmanian saltmarsh wetlands’, atlases for saltmarshes for all three regions of Tasmania and the ‘saltmarsh matters’ citizen science app and several other science communication materials.

RSVP (by 22nd Feb) to Tamar NRM – Phone 6323-3310

Website www.tamarnrm.com.au

Email: [email protected]

Wildflower Walk at Carr Villa Nature Reserve

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)

POSTER LINK

                                                 FREE EVENT

Open to the general public to attend. BYO picnic lunch afterwards

 

       RSVP to Brock: Email [email protected] – Phone 0408 435 316