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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

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

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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]

 

A 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.

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

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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!

Weed Action Fund – Applications close 31 July

The Tasmanian Government has opened applications for its new Weed Action Fund. This is a $5M program to be rolled out over the next 5 years.

Stage 1 of the program is for small grants of $1,000 – $5,000. Projects need to be able to be completed within 12 months. $140,000 is available in this small grants round.

You can find the guidelines, priority weed lists and application forms HERE.

Recognised primary producers, groups (e.g. Landcare groups) and organisations are eligible to apply.  Individual landowners whose properties are not involved in primary production are not eligible. 

Note that larger grants are expected to open for applications late this year.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE WEDNESDAY 31 JULY