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March 2015 enews

March’s enews includes lots of events in Southern Tasmania and information about Myrtle Rust, the Tassie Devil app and some great new resources for landholders and farmers. Enjoy and Happy Easter.

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NI Grants thank you

Thanks to everyone who submitted an application to round 8 of Naturally Inspired Grants. We received 54 applications from landholders and community groups all vying for a share in over $130,000 of funding. The applications are currently undergoing an NRM South internal review, and will then be assessed by an external panel. Applicants will be advised of outcomes by 17 April, 2015.See more…

 

Myrtle Rust eradication

Myrtle Rust has been found in selected locations throughout the state. Biosecurity Tasmania has an eradication program underway which has included the removal and destruction of infected plants. See below for updates and more information.See what to do and keep updated here

Tassie Devil goes high-tech

The Parks and Wildlife Service has launched a Tasmanian devil smartphone app to help users learn more about the iconic species.The app features an animated and interactive virtual Tasmanian devil, which will entertain and inform users. More information

Landscape scale biodiversity planning

Join people interested in landscape management of biodiversity on Monday 30 March at UTAS to share thoughts about marine climate impacts and adaptation, climate change and the world heritage areas, genetics and communicating climate change. See the program here

Join Earth Hour – 28 March

Did you know that 1 in 3 Australians turn off their lights for Earth Hour? As well as millions of people in over 7000 cities and 154 nations worldwide.  There’s no other movement as large in this country. So don’t miss out: register your event or find an event near you! More information

 

New Property Planning guides

NRM South has just completed two new property planning guides. One focused on healthy environment and the other on healthy farming. These build on the Landholder Fact Sheet series and are a good easy reference for farmers and producers. Check them out here

 

Celebrate Seafest

Head to Triabunna on 28-29 March for a weekend of live music, events, coastal and marine exhibits and activities for children. Favourite events such as the Game Fishing Competition, Food & Wine Marquee and Jet Ski Race & Rides will be back. Seafest is free and very family friendly. More information

 

Healthy Horse and Land Expo

Join NRM South and NRM North for an informative and fun expo at Pontville Equestrian Centre 2 May. Hear from experts on horse nutritional needs, planned grazing, laminitis management, dung beetles, equine emergency planning, horse bodywork, pasture grasses, weed management and more! Book here to attend

Volunteer Week Celebration

National Volunteer Week recognises the contribution that 6 million Australians makes to our society and environment every year. The Volunteer Training Consortium and NRM South are delighted to invite environmental volunteers to a free BBQ lunch with special guest speakers on 13 May 11am-2pm. Information and RSVP here

 

Tassievore Eat Local challenge

The Tassievore Eat Local Challenge is focused on a happy, healthy, sustainable and prosperous Tasmania. The program has taken off during March and has generated interest from producers, public and business alike. This is a great message focused on supporting our wonderful Tasmanian produce. More information here

 

 

Events

28 March Hamilton Show, Hamilton

28 March Seafest, Triabunna

30 March Landscape scale biodiversity planning, Hobart

20 April Understorey Network Native Plant Sale, Tolosa Park

22 April Earth Day

23 April Derwent Science and Management Symposium, Hobart (PLEASE NOTE CORRECT DATE LISTED HERE)

5 May Healthy Horse and Land Expo, Pontville

7 May Agfest, Carrick

13 May Volunteer Week Celebration, Hobart

 

 

 

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