Coastal Communities Catch Up

Come along and join our coastal communities where we will be discussing and working on the George Town Coastal Action Plan and planning for the next 5 years.

It is a great opportunity to see what is happening in the region, find an activity to join in with, network with others and enjoy one of our regions many beautiful spots.

Weymouth Community Hall
Thursday March 18th
Time: 9:30 am for a 10:00 am start – 12:00 pm
Lunch and networking 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
RSVP (16th March) and further details on Flyer

Chairman George Town Coastal Management Group: Jason Orr – 0407 329 060.

Alison Hugo, Tamar NRM – 0438 265 792

Link to Flyer and further information:

Link to George Town Coastal Community Management Plan Action Sheet

Capability, Suitability and Sustainability – Small Farm Roadmap

If you own a small holding in the Tamar Valley and aren’t sure what to do with the land, or would like advice on what the land might be suitable for, this event is right for you.

Rob Moreton from the Department of Primary Industries will explore land capability in the Tamar Valley, including soil, geology, climate and what physical resources are important for sustainable land use.

He will then explore Land Suitability – which land is best for which type of farming enterprise. He will demonstrate The LIST – the government on-line mapping tool which is an invaluable resource for land holders.

Lauren Bird from NRM North will explain Property Management Planning and demonstrate NRM North’s tools for effective property planning.

Annette Reed, owner of the Tasmanian Natural Tomato and Garlic Farm, will discuss the human side of owning a small property – the skills needed, the decision-making processes, the impact of family circumstances on a farming enterprise.

This is a FREE event – but bookings are essential.

When – Wednesday 17th March 2021

Time – 10am to 3pm

Lunch and refreshments provided

Location – Prospect Government Offices, 171 Westbury Road, Prospect.

Bookings:

email – [email protected]

Office phone – 6323 3310

Or ring Nick Flittner on 0409 343 669

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The benefits of carbon neutral farming in northern Tasmania Project

“The Carbon Neutral Farming project’s objective is to have more farmers involved in GHG reductions and in doing so improving the profitability, resilience of their farming operations and at the same time providing for on-farm and off-farm environmental benefits.”

Tamar NRM strives to provide projects and programs that are relevant to northern Tasmania and values your feedback.

Practice Change Landholder Survey Invitation to Participate.

This short 9 question (10 minute) survey assists us in understanding how producers and retaining carbon for on-farm and off-farm benefits.

The first 3 producers completing the survey have already received their wine gift . . . . so we are offering another bottle to the 20th Survey respondent!!

The lucky survey respondent will receive a bottle of Moores Hill Estate Wine. (An alternative book prize available for non-drinkers).

LINK TO THE SURVEY:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/29PK7YN

More Information??

Tel: 6323-3310, 0438 642 112 or email: [email protected]

This Project is supported by funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

CASE STUDIES & Presentation:

Northern Tasmania has many options for retaining carbon on farm where it does the greatest good.

Three Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Audited Farm Case Studies examine options for GHG reductions through mitigation and adaption.

These can be accessed via our “Reports” tab.

OR THIS LINK FOR CASE STUDIES LINK & Professor Richard Eckard’s Carbon Forum Presentation.

Wicking Beds & Warm Weather Gardening Workshops

Started on your food growing journey, but wondering how to nurture your homegrown goodness through the hotter months?

Transition Tamar, in partnership with Tamar NRM and West Tamar Council, are excited to invite you along to our “Wicking Bed & Warm Weather Gardening” Workshop.

Learn:
*The design and function of a wicking bed
*How to easily install shade
*Basic irrigation options
Saturday 9 January 2021 9:30 AM and Saturday 6 February 2021 9:00 AM


LINK TO POSTER

Windsor Community Garden
1 Windsor Drive, Riverside, TAS 7250

Bookings 6323 9200

www.trybooking.com/BNRCO

Sustainable & Productive Farming

Tamar NRM has a number of projects that support sustainable and productive farming.

  • Small Farm Roadmap Project
  • Farm Business Discussion Group
  • Carbon Neutral Farming Project
  • High Risk Grassy Weeds Project
  • Besom Heath Control Project
  • Biological Control Agents Project

We like to hear from landholders about ideas that can turn into projects.

Email your expression of interest, or an idea to:

[email protected]

Did you miss the Trevallyn BioBlitz?

Catch up with posted photos . . .

https://www.facebook.com/TamarNRM15

What is a 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 was a collaboration between scientists, naturalists, students and the general community coming together to undertake a range of flora and fauna surveys.

The Trevallyn BioBlitz held 17 session over 2 days in early December, with 150 people attending!  So much to see, building community’s knowledge of, and skills in, the natural sciences and increasing community understanding of the importance of biodiversity and improving the connection to the local environment.

Photos from the Trevallyn Reserve BioBlitz. Thanks to all the community members that attended and special thanks to our survey leaders Anna Povey, Jo Lyall, Roy Skabo, Greg Lundstrom, QVMAG staff David Maynard, Simon Fearn, John Douglas and Gill Basnett.

BioBlitz Coordinator: Alison Hugo

2021 Ragwort Raids

Our signature events across the Tamar Valley the RAGWORT RAIDS have officially concluded, but we encourage those landholders who have this declared weed, to control it before it seeds. Our gratitude to the more than 50 volunteers willingly giving of their time to pull Ragwort on Roadsides over Jan/Feb 2021.

Join our signature weeding event that is really making a difference in the Tamar Valley

East Tamar

Saturday 30th January

From 9.00 am to 12.00 noon

Meet at 9.00 am Pipers River Fire Station

BBQ lunch provided.

West Tamar

Sunday 31st January

From 9.00 am -12.00 noon

Meet at 9.00 am Winkleigh Hall, Winkleigh Road

BBQ lunch provided.

Launceston

Wednesday 3rd February

From 9.00am to 12.00pm

Where: Launceston, Tasman Highway & Blessington Road

Meet at Waverley Lake Carpark, Naroo Street

Lunch provided.

Link to Poster

Contact Tamar NRM

Ph. 6323 3310 or Kay 0456 853 445

for information and registrations