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Need something to read while you stay at home?
The Autumn edition of Tamar NRM’s Naturally Yours Newsletter is our now.
Lots of information on Tamar NRM events, weeds, soils, sustainable living festival, riparian habitat, bikes and more.
Click here to check it out (5.4MB)
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:
Saturday 1st February
From 9.00 am to 12.00 noon
Meet at 9.00 am Pipers River Fire Station
BBQ Lunch provided.
Sunday 2nd February
From 9.00 am -12.00 noon
Meet at 9.00 am Winkleigh Hall, Winkleigh Road.
BBQ Lunch provided.
Wednesday 5th February
From 9.00am to 12.00pm
Where: Launceston, Tasman Highway & Blessington Road
Meet at Waverley Lake Carpark, Naroo Street
Contact Tamar NRM
Ph. 6323 3310
or Coordinator Jo Lyall Mob. 0400 866 934
for information and registrations
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
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).
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
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.
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
Tamar NRM, in conjuction with Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture, is running a field day at the Cressy Research Facility to take a tour of the farm trial sites and talk about pastures, seeds and genebanks, fertilising pastures and soil nutrition.
When: Thursday March 21st 10.00 am to 2.30 pm
Where: Cressy Research Facility trial paddocks, Burlington Road, South of Cressy
Rowan Smith (Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture)
Stewart Sutherland and Tim Smallbon (Upper Murray Seeds)
Eric Hall (Pastures expert and Tamar NRM PDS Consultant)
Bookings essential: Contact Greg Lundstrom on 03 6323 3310, 0438 642 112 or [email protected]
Tamar NRM has some new wildlife cameras to assist us, and others, in discovering what species are in the Tamar. During 2018 the cameras have been out in gardens and reserves taking photographs and videos of wildlife. The cameras have motion sensors so they are triggered by anything going past. The cameras are fitted with Infra Red Flash or Black Flash No Glow technology so there is little to no light seen by animals or people when taking night shots. We hire out the cameras, so if you would like to use them please contact us on [email protected] or 03 6323 3310
Some of the Latest Videos
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Some of the Latest Images
Carr Villa, Trevally and SKEMPS had photos of cats (pets and feral)
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
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.