Christopher Strong Natural Resource Management Fellowship 2015

Christopher Strong Natural Resource Management Fellowship 2015 . . . . . .

The fellowship recognises the vision, passion and appreciation Christopher Strong had for the natural world. It respects and values his significant contributions to the management of our resources with his dedication and tireless contribution to Tamar Natural Resource Management.

2015 Recipients:  Lochlan Skinner & Liam Scanlan

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Project: “Coastal Stability of the Weymouth area”.

Lochlan Skinner’s project built on past research work he had done on the Weymouth/Bellingham coastal region with supervisor Joanne Ellison (coastal geomorphology UTAS).

Lochlan presented his findings to the George Town Coastal Community on 7th February 2016.

Lochlan’s final report can be found at:

https://www.tamarnrm.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Weymouth-report-for-printing-Lochlan-Skinner.pdf

Lochlan Skinner, 2015 – Assessing and maintaining the coastal stability of Weymouth Beach, Tasmania

Project: “Assessing vulnerability of salt marshes to impacts of sea level rise in the Tamar Estuary, Tasmania: Report to Tamar NRM”

Liam Scanlan’s project focused on identifying areas for managed retreat of saltmarsh wetlands using sea-level rise and inundation projection maps, and also highlighting increased pressure from invasive species.

Liam’s final report can be accessed at:

https://www.tamarnrm.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Saltmarsh-Tamar-NRM-Report.pdf

Do you know someone who would qualify for a fellowship?

The Fellowship is open to any individual/school/community group undertaking a project in a Rural or Urban area.

  1. a) Rural – Improvement of sustainable agriculture through research, trials and experiments OR improvement and/or maintenance of local ecosystem(s);
  2. b) Urban – Improvement of sustainable living OR improvement and/or maintenance of local ecosystem(s).

Funding allocated for the project is up to $1,500.

(to be used for associated project costs and expenses only)

Criteria

Applications will be judged on the following:

  • Must be managed and relate to the Tamar Region;
  • Must emphasise improvement in either a rural or urban area(s);
  • Must be completed within twelve months on receipt of funds.

Next Round Opens: 1st February 2016

Closes: 31st March 2016

Communiy Consultation Open – George Town Community Coastal Action Plan

Public Consultation – George Town Community Coastal Action Plan

Do You Live, Holiday or Visit the following Coastal areas?

Hillwood – Low Head – Bellbouy Beach – Beechford – Lulworth/Tam O’Shanter – Weymouth – Bellingham

Have your say on the update to the works document of the:

George Town Community Coastal Action Plan

Coastal protection, Waste disposal, Fire management, Encroachment of private yards, Weed management, Feral animal control, Beach access, etc.

Community comment welcomed by contacting Tamar NRM by Saturday 7th February, 2016.

The George Town Coastal Management Plan is available online at:

http://georgetown.tas.gov.au/coastal-reserve-management-plan

Telephone: 6323-3310

Website: www.tamarnrm.com.au

Email: [email protected]

Launceston Ragwort Raid – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

If you are still interested in being involved with the Ragwort Raid please contact us so we can provide you with updated information on new times.

Otherwise, if you see any Ragwort on your travels it is fairly easy to pull out, the plants need to be disposed by burying them so seeds don’t have a chance to germinate. Thanks for your help.

Movie Screening 10th December – Just Eat It

Tamar NRM’s Sustainable Living Working Group and Alternative Technology Association

Movie Night

Just Eat It

“We all love food, so how could we possibly be throwing nearly half of it in the trash?”

When: Thursday 10th December

Where: West Tamar Council, Eden Street, Riverside

Cost: $5 at the door on the night.

Filmmakers and food lovers, Jen and Grant, dive into the issue of waste from farm, through retail, all the way to the back of their own fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is tossed each year in North America, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away.

Just Eat It

Movie Screening 3rd December – The Future of Energy

Tamar NRM’s Sustainable Living Working Group and Alternative Technology Association

Come along and join us for range of interesting movies being screened at West Tamar Council, Eden Street, Riverside over the next few weeks.

Movie Night Number 2

The Future of Energy

Time: 6:30pm, Thursday 3rd December.

Cost: $5 entry fee on the night

“100% renewable energy is not a dream. The technology is there. The money is there. We only need the belief and the political will to create this inspiring reality. That’s why The Future of Energy is such an important film.” Jurriaan Kamp, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Intelligent Optimist

The Future of Energy

Movie Screening 26th November – Economics of Happiness

Tamar NRM’s Sustainable Living Working Group and Alternative Technology Association

Presents

Movie Night Number 1

Come along and join us for range of interesting movies being screened at West Tamar Council, Eden Street, Riverside over the next few weeks.

Time: 6:30pm, Thursday 26th November.

Cost: $5 entry fee on the night

Economics of Happiness

“The Economics of Happiness describes a world moving simultaneously in two opposing directions. On the one hand, government and big business continue to promote globalization, and on the other hand communities are coming together to build an economics of localization.”

Click here for details of the other movies

Economics of Happiness

NRM Volunteer Celebration Event Dec 4th

Come help us celebrate our volunteers

Tamar NRM and NRM North would like to celebrate and thank all the volunteers that have helped us (and other organisations) out over the year. All are welcome.

NRM Volunteer Celebration event

NRM Volunteer Celebration event

Highlights include:

  • Jayne Shapter – West Tamar Landcare & State Landcare Winner
  • Carol Bracken – Tamar Valley Hazelnuts & State Rural Women’s winner
  • Robyn Barnet- Mark your Mark Tamar River Art Project
  • Walk and talk through the Tasmanian Native Gardens with Tony Roberts
  • Launch of the NRM North photographic display
  • Afternoon tea provided

When: Friday December 4th

Time: 1.30 pm—3.30 pm

Where: Windsor Precinct Riverside

RSVP: Wednesday 2nd Dec. 6333 7777 or [email protected]

Enquiries: Alison Hugo 6333 7788 / 0448 384 681