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Beginning Food Gardening Workshop

Would you like to learn more about growing your own food at home, but don’t know where to start?

It doesn’t have to be expensive, time-consuming or hard!

Transition Tamar in partnership with Tamar NRM and West Tamar Council are excited to invite you along to the first of our “Beginning Food Gardening” workshops.

Learn:
• How to build a simple raised bed
• How to care for and grow healthy nutritious food for your family
• Which easy-care seedlings you can pant to fill your plates and start you

On Saturday 31 October 2020 at 9:00 AM

LOCATION

Windsor Community Garden
1 Windsor Drive, Riverside, TAS 7250

LINK TO POSTER

Bookings Essential

https://www.trybooking.com/BMEEE

Call 6323 9200 for more information

Trevallyn BioBlitz 2020

When: Friday December 4 & Saturday 5 December

Where: Village Green, Duck Reach Rd, Trevallyn

What is the Trevallyn BioBlitz?

It is a festival of science in nature that will provide useful scientific data to land managers while also being fun, enjoyable and meaningful to the community. The Trevallyn BioBlitz is a callaboration between scientists, naturalists, students and the general community coming together to undertake a range of flora and fauna surveys.

It will develop the community’s knowledge of, and skills in, the natural sciences and increase community understanding of the importance of biodiversity and improve connection to the local environment.

Who is the BioBlitz Team?

The program is coordinated by the Tamar NRM staff. We then have a wonderful team of knowledgeable locals that will lead the surveys including; Greg Lundstrom, Jo Lyall, Roy Skabo, Anna Povey, Simon Fearn, David Maynard and John Douglas. We also have a great team of volunteers from The Friends of Trevallyn Reserve that will provide support throughout the Blitz.

Day One Friday December 4th

Flora survey: 10.00am-11.00am

Insect & reptile survey: 10.00am-11.00am

Scat & Tracks survey: 10.00pm – 11.00am

Water bugs: 10.00am – 11.00am

Flora survey: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Insect & reptile survey: 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Night Stalk: 7.30pm – 9.00pm – meet at the cnr Reatta & Duck Reach Rds

Day two Saturday December 6th

Bird survey: 7.00am – 8.30am – meet at the cnr of Reatta & Duck Reach Rds

Water Bug survey: 9.30am – 10.30am

Flora Survey: 10.00am – 12.00am

Insect & Reptile survey: 10.00am -11.00am

Water bug survey: 12.00 – 1.00pm

Flora survey: 12.00 – 2.00pm

Insect & Reptile survey: 12.00 – 1.00pm

Scats & Tracks survey: 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Gorge Walk & Talk: 2.00pm – 3.30pm meet at the Gorge car park on the Trevallyn side

All other activities will begin at the BioBlitz Hub at the Village Green Duck Reach Road. (Hoo Hoo Hut area)

To register your interest in any surveys or walks please email your name, the activity, the date & time and a contact email and mobile number to [email protected]

Enquiries: Tamar NRM Project Coordinator Alison Hugo 0438 265 792

Thanks to our main sponsor the Federal Government Community Environment Program as funded through Bridget Archer’s Office

Link to poster: https://www.tamarnrm.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Bio-Blitz-Cropped-Poster.png

Catch it in the Catchment 2020

community clean-up of
kanamaluka / The Tamar Estuary
Monday 3rd to Sunday 8th November, 2020

In November, 2019 the inaugural “Catch it in the Catchment” clean-up event was held. The community got right behind this event cleaning up at 25 sites, with 300 participants, and 200 bags of rubbish collected.

This year we seek your help to keep our major waterway and surrounds free of rubbish.

The Week-long Event means more schools, community and sporting groups, and business can find a convenient time to spend just a few hours to participate.

More than just a clean-up.  The Catch it in the Catchment clean up provides an opportunity to highlight the important link between us in the catchment and our estuary. Let’s ‘catch’ litter (especially plastics) before it enters our estuary and makes its way to the sea.

Catch it in the Catchment – Aims and Objectives:
• To remove rubbish from the kanamaluka/Tamar Estuary, as it is detrimental to its ecological health, aesthetic value and economic potential
• To increase the communities’ understanding of the impact human activities and behaviours can have on the waterways in the Catchment.
• To offer a broad range of stakeholders an opportunity to participate in a positive community action as a way of responding to the problem of litter in the estuary.

Family and friends, school, community group and workplaces, are warmly invited to join this community clean up and help make a difference to our beautiful kanamaluka/ Tamar estuary.

Registration is easy Email or message us at: [email protected]

https://www.facebook.com/catchitinthecatchment

All we need is one contact person – others in your group can register on the day. or request to join a group. Additional information will be provided on registration.

LINK TO POSTER:https://www.tamarnrm.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Catch-it-in-the-CatchmentTamarNRM_Poster-1.pdf

Besom Heath Field Day

ROSEVALE & BRIDGENORTH LANDHOLDERS

Weed Information Field Day.

You are Invited!

Tuesday 6th October, 10 – 12.30. Bridgenorth Football Clubrooms. and nearby farm.

629 Bridgenorth Road, Bridgenorth 7277
Besom Heath poses a significant weed threat to our agricultural lands and the natural environment. Hear from experts about what can be done and is being done to assist landholders control the declared weed Besom Heath. Free event.

This is the only known infestation of Besom Heath (Erica scoparia) in Australia. If we don’t do something, potentially it could spread further and be worse to control than Spanish Heath!

LINK TO POSTER

Email: tamarn[email protected] or phone 0438 642 112 for bookings.

Relevant Covid 19 conditions to apply

CARBON NEUTRAL FARMING

A range of adaptation and mitigation measures exist for farming in a carbon neutral manner (i.e. on-farm carbon storage [soil and vegetation], greenhouse gas [GHG] emission reductions via on-farm recycling, pasture, livestock, fertiliser, tillage and farm water management, converting to alternative energy sources, co-generation).

We want to help landholders to assess all GHG mitigation options available to them and select the most suitable ones for progressive farming operations. Many of these are easy enough to implement while supporting landholders’ productivity goals and providing a sound footing for the future of the business.

National Landcare Program (small grants) funding is enabling Tamar NRM to run a project focusing on carbon efficiencies of farms in northern Tasmania. This project will be targeting landholdings of above 50 ha in size.

Providing five spatially spread farm demonstration sites around the Tamar Valley (or northern Tasmania) via the project and showcasing their operations at field days, will enable an observer group of farmers to take suitable innovative practices back to their own farms for implementation.

RMCG has been contracted to conduct the GHG audits and will work with Tamar NRM, a technical working group, five participating producers, project partners and the broader farming community of Northern Tasmania.

The first field day is to be held at Piper’s River at Baxter’s farm on:

Thursday 15th October 2020

9.30 am for 10.00 am start – 3.00 pm

Baxters Road, Pipers River

Link to Poster:

RSVP:  Friday 9th October

Tel: 6323-3310 or email: tamarn[email protected]

Tamar NRM AGM

Tamar NRM and its supporters have seen a year full of action somewhat interrupted by covid-19. As we get moving again with rescheduled field days, workshops and clean ups, we invite you along to our AGM on Wednesday 16th September, 2020.

Keep Tamar NRM a vibrant community driven organisation and one that

“Makes Stuff Happen”

What: Tamar NRM AGM

When: Wednesday 16th September, 2020

Time: 6.00 – 7.30 pm

Where: Community Hall Meeting Space, Windsor Community Precinct, 1 Windsor Dr, Riverside.

(RSVP: Monday 14th September 2020)

Covid-19 restrictions to apply and there will be some limits on numbers in the hall at one time. For this reason, admission may be restricted and RSVPs are necessary.  Full details provided on registration and arrival.

Link to Poster

RSVP to: Tamar NRM

e: [email protected]

or phone Greg on 6323 3310

PO Box 396, Launceston TAS 7250 

Boneseed Blitz Week

Poster Link – Click Here

In 2020 Boneseed eradication activities can be fitted around the working bee days of Landcare, Friends Groups, Farmer Groups, in fact any community group can participate at a time that suits them . . . and Tamar NRM will assist with free loan equipment including dabbers and loppers. Training provided for those that need it and groups can target Boneseed either side of the designated “Boneseed Blitz” week as this weed begins flowering and is readily identifiable from July onwards.

Call Tamar NRM – Phone 6323 3310, Mobile: 0438 642 112

SWAN BAY BONESEED DAY – Sunday 18th October

Call to residence to get involved:

Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
Meet at: Picnic table, southern end of Swan Bay Foreshore Reserve, Windermere Road, Windermere
What to bring: Sturdy shoes, water, hats, strong gloves, secateurs, hand saw
RSVP: Kay Bailey 0456 853 445

SWAN BAY POSTER & INFORMATION:

https://www.tamarnrm.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Swan-Bay-Boneseed-Blitz-2020-flyer.pdf

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, 21st August 2020, 5.00 pm (extended close date)

Applications to Tamar NRM

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION FORM