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Productive Catchments 2 Day Study Tour

Productive Catchments 2 Day Study Tour – Woady Yaloak and The Otways, Victoria

Tamar NRM has a few places left for this 2 day sustainable farming bus trip in Victoria.

You will visit Woady Yaloak Catchment (day one) and Agrofoestry Farms in the Otways (day two). At the night stop over at Colac we will be joined by the Coorangamite CMA at the evening meal.

The study tour will show examples sustainable farming. At Woady Yaloak we will see aspects of the group’s current productivity focus (pastures, cropping and soils) blending with the more traditional Landcare (such as care for waterways, remnants, rabbit and weed control). Day two will show forestry and productive farming in the Otways. On show will be the practical applications of the Master TreeGrowers program and sustainable forestry and trees on farms.

Spaces are still left but the $500 deal has finished. It is now $300 from Melbourne.
Limited places. Don’t miss out!!

For full details see itinerary CLICK HERE

or to register your interest contact Greg or Gill.
Office Phone: 03 6323-3310.

[email protected]

Backyards to Broadacres

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Backyards to Broadacres

  Grant Success to Support Tamar Farming at all Scales

Tamar NRM is to receive $37,590 through the latest round of funding under the National Landcare Programme – Sustainable Agriculture Small Grants Round 2015-16, to present innovative and forward-looking solutions on the issues affecting agriculture in the Tamar Valley.

The workshops series will be delivered under the banner of “Backyards to Broadacres” providing regionally relevant information to as wide as possible range of farm producers.

The project will be delivered over 2016 and 2017 spread across the City of Launceston, West Tamar and George Town council’s areas.  To register you interest contact Tamar Natural Resource Management on 6323 3310
“This project is supported by funding from the Australian Government”

Christopher Strong 2016 Fellowship Applications Now Open

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Tamar NRM is calling for Applications for the Christopher Strong Natural Resource Management 2017 Fellowship.

Closes 14th April, 2017

The Fellowship is open to any individual, school or community group undertaking a project in a Rural or Urban area.

a) Rural – Improvement of sustainable agriculture through research, trials and experiments OR improvement and/or maintenance of local ecosystem(s);

b) Urban – Improvement of sustainable living OR improvement and/or maintenance of local ecosystem(s).(to be used for associated project costs and expenses only)

Applications will be judged on the following criteria:

  1. Must be managed in, and relate to, the Tamar Region;
  2. Must emphasize improvement in either a rural or urban area(s); and
  3. Must be completed within twelve months on receipt of funds.

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

Click here for more details.

Contact Tamar NRM for an application Form: [email protected] or (03) 6323 3310

February 2016 “Naturally Yours” Newsletter

The first Naturally Yours newsletter is out for 2016. Click on the picture link below to check it out (2MB).Feb Newsletter cover 2016

Any Stories or Community Events/Workshops you want to add?

Please contact us if you would like to add a story or event to the next newsletter, or if you have a story idea and we will try fit it in.

 

Myrtle Rust – DPIPWE Call for Help to ID Myrtle Rust

Myrtle rust is continuing to be detected in home gardens in the wider Burnie area since it was first detected in February 2015. Biosecurity Tasmania is continuing with its statewide emergency response program in an attempt to eradicate Myrtle rust, before it becomes established and poses a serious risk to the health of Tasmania’s native bushland.

Myrtle rust has distinctive yellow pustules (see DPIPWE Factsheet ) that contain spores which can be easily spread by wind, insects, animals and people onto nearby host plants, including native bushland, at particular risk may be species in the Myrtaceae family.

Lophomyrtus plants are the key carriers of Myrtle rust and Biosecurity Tasmania needs to inspect these plants in home gardens (with your permission) for signs of disease.

You can help by simply letting DPIPWE know if you have Lophomyrtus plants on your property. The most common Lophomyrtus varieties found in Tasmanian gardens are: Black Stallion (varying from burgundy to green/brown leaves); Red Dragon (reddish leaves); or Rainbows End (pink and cream variegated leaves).

For more information visit the DPIPWE website at: www.dpipwe.tas.gov.au/myrtlerust

Myrtle Rust Hotline (03) 6165 3785

 

Communiy Consultation Open – George Town Community Coastal Action Plan

Public Consultation – George Town Community Coastal Action Plan

Do You Live, Holiday or Visit the following Coastal areas?

Hillwood – Low Head – Bellbouy Beach – Beechford – Lulworth/Tam O’Shanter – Weymouth – Bellingham

Have your say on the update to the works document of the:

George Town Community Coastal Action Plan

Coastal protection, Waste disposal, Fire management, Encroachment of private yards, Weed management, Feral animal control, Beach access, etc.

Community comment welcomed by contacting Tamar NRM by Saturday 7th February, 2016.

The George Town Coastal Management Plan is available online at:

http://georgetown.tas.gov.au/coastal-reserve-management-plan

Telephone: 6323-3310

Website: www.tamarnrm.com.au

Email: [email protected]

Launceston Ragwort Raid – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

If you are still interested in being involved with the Ragwort Raid please contact us so we can provide you with updated information on new times.

Otherwise, if you see any Ragwort on your travels it is fairly easy to pull out, the plants need to be disposed by burying them so seeds don’t have a chance to germinate. Thanks for your help.