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Climate Youth Leaders Conference Registrations Open

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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

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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

2020 Tamar Valley Producer projects

2020 Tamar Valley Producer projects

  • Pastures
  • Soil Health
  • Carbon Neutral Farming
  • Small Farm Roadmap
  • Various Weed Management Projects

Tamar NRM are running five Tamar Valley producer projects in 2020 promoting sustainable and profitable enterprises.

Expressions of interest are being sought now for these projects.

An Expression of interested form can be found on this website (link below). Complete the form, scan and email or post back to us, or call Greg on 0438 642 112 to register over the phone.

To register your interest in 2020 Ag Projects today!

Limited numbers for some projects

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End of Year Ag-Update All Projects

CLICK ON LINK

For more information call Greg on 6323 3310; 0438 642 112

2020 Ragwort Raids

Call for Volunteers

In our 21st year of “Raiding” lets demonstrate the value of people power. The Tamar Valley is getting on top of Ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris).

GET ALONG AND HELP US KEEP IT THAT WAY!

East Tamar

Saturday 1st February

From 9.00 am to 12.00 noon

Meet at 9.00 am Pipers River Fire Station

BBQ Lunch provided.

 

West Tamar

Sunday 2nd February

From 9.00 am -12.00 noon

Meet at 9.00 am Winkleigh Hall, Winkleigh Road

BBQ Lunch provided.

 

Ragwort – Jacobaea vulgaris syn. Senecio jacobaea

Launceston

Wednesday 5th February

From 9.00am to 12.00pm

Where: Launceston, Tasman Highway & Blessington Road

Supported by:

Meet at Waverley Lake Carpark, Naroo Street

Lunch provided.

 

Contact Tamar NRM

Ph. 6323 3310, or Jo Mob. 0400 866 934

for information and registrations

Welcome to Jo Lyall, 2020 Ragwort Raid Coordinator.

Longtime Ragwort Raider, Owner Nest Environmental Services and  and West Tamar Farmer Jo Lyall will coordinate the 2020 Raid. Jo also prepares the mapping for our Ragwort Raid Report, so understands distribution and roads travelled.

Biochar Forum – Tamar Valley & Burnie

Thursday 31st October at Burnie

Friday 1st November, 2019 – Tamar Valley

https://www.tamarnrm.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Biochar-Forum-Poster_A4.pdf

Tamar NRM and Biochar industry experts are running a forum entitled BIOCHAR – “Because the Time is Right”.

Produced by burning organic matter in an oxygen-limited environment, biochar is used as a soil amendment.

Biochar can close or rebalance or detoxify different environmental cycles from carbon, to nitrogen, to phosphorus to water. Its surface area, porosity, morphology, electrical conductivity and other varied and variable characteristics lend themselves to a myriad of different end uses.

The Forums will present the science behind biochar and importantly the opportunities for it provides for Tasmanians.

LINK TO POSTER

Cost: Individual / Farmers $25 & Business $75 (includes up to 4 participants)

Bookings & Enquiries: Phone: 6323-3310, Mobiles: Frank 0417 312 927, Greg 0438 642 112

**Lunch and refreshments provided with gluten free, vegetarian and dairy free options available.**

TWO EVENT LOCATIONS Tamar Valley (1st Nov) and Burnie (31st Oct)

TAMAR VALLEY: Friday 1st November 2019 – 9.30-4.30

LINK TO TAMAR PROGRAM

BURNIE: Thursday 31st October 2019 – 9.30-4.30

LINK TO BURNIE PROGRAM

Brought to you by Tamar NRM and Biochar industry experts “Because the Time is Right”.

Proceeds to assist the establishment of the Tasmanian Biochar Initiative.

Triple Bluff Walk

Register TODAY (Limited places) to come on the Low Head to Beechford Walk. We will be removing marine debris and sea spurge as we go.

Time allowed for sharing stories and hearing from the local experts.

Leaves from East Beach, Low Head.

More information on the poster:

LINK TO POSTER

Brought to you by the George Town Coastal Management Group and Tamar NRM.