Besom Heath Eradication Project
Tamar NRM has successfully obtained a grant for a three-year project to tackle an invasive weed, Besom Heath, which is growing in a relatively small area of land in the Bridgenorth and Rosevale area.
Each year we join the Great Southern BioBlitz to form the the biggest BioBlitz event across the southern hemisphere!
The Tamar NRM Weeds Working Group continues to list boneseed as one of our priority weeds with the Boneseed Blitz as one of Tamar NRM’s signature events.
Catch it in the Catchment
Each year in November, Tamar NRM partners with Clean Up Australia to host the week-long ‘Catch it in the Catchment’ in the Tamar estuary catchment.
Community AUSMAP Microplastics Surveys
Microplastics are monitored in four sites across the Tamar as part of the AUSMAP project.
Great Tamar Tree Trail
Through funding from the Great Regional City Challenge, Tamar Valley residents will be encouraged to nominate their favourite trees that will be included in a virtual tree trail around the Tamar Valley region.
Queen's Platinum Jubilee Fund
In 2023, community-based tree planting events will be held across Australia to mark the Jubilee (70 years of service) of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
Since 1999, Tamar NRM, community groups, Landcare groups, volunteer fire brigades, landholders and the general public have joined together during late January to February to keep Ragwort at bay.
Source to Sea
The kanamaluka /Tamar Estuary Source to Sea Program is an excursion for schools and community groups designed to introduce our community to the wonders of this local waterway by exploring its journey through the catchment.
Our Sustainable Community Working Group has a number of projects to promote sustainable living.
Tamar & Meander Valley Community Garden Network
This network meets quarterly to share knowledge about community gardening.
Tamar Discovery Series
Through 2022, a diverse range of workshops, field trips and activities are on offer for local community members.
Tamar Valley Farm Discussion Group
In 2020 we received funding from the Tasmanian Government's Pastures Pathway Small Project Fund to set up and run a Farm Discussion Group for red meat producers in the Tamar Valley. It continues today...
Tamar Valley Leaders Lunch
Hear from leaders in their field explore sustainability challenges and opportunities and impacts on Tasmania.
The BIG Plant
The City of Launceston engaged Tamar NRM to plant the trees at the Launceston Waste Centre revegetation site. The goal was 5,000 trees in 4 days. The countdown began on Thursday, 28 July 2022. This event invited the whole community to help plant the trees.
Towards Gorse Eradication in Pipers River Catchment
This partnership project between Tamar NRM, East Tamar Landcare Group, Lilydale Landcare Group and the Launceston and Northeast Railway) is funded through the Tasmanian Government’s Weeds Action Fund for three years - it commenced in September 2021.
From gorse to ragwort, besom heath and more, we run a number of projects that engage groups to help manage weeds within our municipal areas.