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SOIL HEALTH DISCUSSION GROUP

AUTUMN-WINTER SESSIONS POSTPONED DUE TO CORONAVIRUS.

REGISTRATIONS STILL BEING TAKEN FOR AN ANTICIPATED START LATER IN THE YEAR (tba).

Topics covered

Soil Improvement  Tasmanian soils and geology  Managing difficult soils  Drainage and drainage plans  Soils sampling, testing and interpreting  Microbiological soil testing  Land capability resources  Have your soil visually assessed

For more details or to register contact Greg Lundstrom, Program Co-ordinator, Tamar NRM, phone 0438 642 112.

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

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

CLICK ON LINK

End of Year Ag-Update All Projects

CLICK ON LINK

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

2020 RAGWORT RAIDS

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:

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.

Launceston

Wednesday 5th February

From 9.00am to 12.00pm

Where: Launceston, Tasman Highway & Blessington Road

Meet at Waverley Lake Carpark, Naroo Street

Lunch provided.

 

Contact Tamar NRM

Ph. 6323 3310
or Coordinator Jo Lyall Mob. 0400 866 934

for information and registrations

LINK TO POSTER

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

Tamar NRM 2018-19 Annual Report

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).


 

Managing Variable Soils – 4th October

Mosaic of soils occurring in the Tamar Valley.

Paddock by paddock variation presents many challenges in managing soils for production and soil health.

Tamar NRM in conjunction with “Wenlock Enterprises”, Rosevale, are holding a field day to discuss treatments to manage these soils.

  • Do you have soil variability across your property?
  • Variable pH?
  • Poorly drained soils in some parts of your farm?

Tamar NRM in conjunction with “Wenlock Enterprises”, Rosevale, are holding a field day to discuss treatments to manage these soils.

  • See three adjacent paddocks all exhibiting different soil characteristics and hear how the landholder manages them.
  • Property mapping and fencing plans

Speakers to include; Tim Reed (property owner), Lee Ringk and Agronomist Seona Findlay

LINK TO POSTER

Friday 4th October, 9.30 am Rosevale Hall and nearby property “Wenlock”.
Free Event – Open to the Public – but need to register to attend.
Phone Tamar NRM 6323 3310;
[email protected]

Catch it in the Catchment

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                                  

Facebook: “catchitinthecatchment”

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.

LINK TO POSTER

Christopher Strong Sustainability Grant

The Christopher Strong Sustainability Grant is open to any individual/school/landcare/ community group undertaking a sustainability project in a rural or urban area of the Tamar region, Tasmania. Projects may relate to, for example:

  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Environmental education
  • Research projects or trials
  • Improving sustainable living
  • Plantings
  • Maintenance of local ecosystems

Project Funding: up to $1,500 – to be used for project-related costs only.

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION FORM (in word format)

Complete addressing all the criteria and emaul back to Tamar NRM

 

Applications must be received by 5pm, Friday, 16th August, 2019

 

Submit applications to [email protected]

Applicants will be informed of the result early September.

Healthy Soils Discussion Group

Healthy Soils Discussion Group

Autumn 2020 Field Days:

Wednesday 29th April: 10am – 2pm Rosevale

Thursday 14th May: 9.30am – 12.30pm Pipers Brook

Thursday 13th August: 9.30am – 2pm Karoola – Pipers River

Topics covered

  • Soil Improvement
  • Tasmanian soils and geology
  • Managing difficult soils
  • Drainage and drainage plans
  • Soils sampling, testing and interpreting
  • Microbiological soil testing
  • Land capability resources
  • Have your soil visually assessed

FOR REGISTRATION AND EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Click here

Latest Developments:

We were delighted to have secured presenters Seona Findlay (Tas Agronomy Plus), Theresa Chapman (RMCG) and Dr. Bill Cotching for the 2020 field days.

Having them involved in the 2020 MLA Soil Health Discussion Group would be a bonus and a reason to register your interest today!