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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

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

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

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

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

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 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