Welcome to the September 2014 edition of NRM Snapshot, a monthly ebulletin of what’s happening in Tasmania’s land, water, coastal and marine environments. Get informed! Get involved! Get funded!
Bruny gets a make-over
NRM South, partners and landholders have just completed the two- year revegetation and restoration works with excellent results.
More info on our Facebook page
Tas farming futures
Check out the July update on this statewide project, reducing emissions and improving soil health through farmer support.
Visit the RMCG website for more
Help weed out Clarence weeds
Clarence Council in Southern Tasmania has made great progress tackling weeds but it’s still home to nearly 450 introduced plants, including 35 declared weeds. The new weeds strategy will guide weed management for the next 15 years, and they want your feedback on the draft.
Comment on the draft strategy
Tasmanian Landcare Fund – your thoughts?
Landcare Tasmania wants to develop a strategy to grow the Tasmanian Landcare Fund. Five minutes filling out the survey will help. >> Complete the survey now
Biodiversity knowledge exchange
Find out more about landscape-scale planning for biodiversity, share what you know or do both on September 8 at UTAS.
Email Kerry Bridle for more
Tips for retaining volunteers
International volunteer management expert Rob Jackson is presenting a workshop on how to recruit, engage and retain volunteers on 4 September at Rosny LINC.
More at Volunteering Tasmania
Bushcare fun day at Cornelian Bay
Hobart City Council is celebrating 21 years of Bushcare with a free fun day at Cornelian Bay, Sunday 28 September, 9.30am-1.30pm.
Phone 6238 2886 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Threatened Species Day celebrations
Hobart City Council is celebrating Threatened Species Day with a free event at Waterworks Reserve on Sunday 7 September, 11.30am-1.30pm.
Meet at Waterworks Reserve, Site 8, off Waterworks Road, South Hobart.
Two for one conservation funding
Conservation Volunteers Australia is offering to fund every second day of suitable conservation projects during September and October.
If this deal sounds as good to you as it does to us give Steve Bailey a call on 6231 1779 or email email@example.com
Survey Derwent estuary foreshores
The Derwent Estuary Program is calling for volunteers to help with their annual rice grass survey 6-9 October. Rice grass is an intertidal weed that can take over wetlands and mudflats.
This is a great opportunity to access some rarely visited parts of the Derwent estuary, and spot a few waterbirds along the way.
Email Ben firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0420 409 303
Volunteer training feedback
Your feedback would be appreciated on a brief survey to help us review and direct our volunteer training program and best meet the needs of our indispensable volunteers.
Start the survey
NRM South’s Naturally Inspired Bite-sized grants provides up to $500 for short-term environmental projects. It could work for you.
25th Anniversary Landcare Grants
Australian communities will share in $5 million through 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants 2014-15 to help restore local environments. The grants are expected to open mid-September and further information will be announced here: http://www.nrm.gov.au/
Why not try another avenue for funding? Telstra sponsorships are open all year round.
Check out what’s online
Tas Community Fund Round 29 – now open!
Calling for small and medium grants. Tasmanian Community Fund grants close in September 2014.
Visit the website
Telstra Kids Fund
Small grants for up to $1,200 are available through the Telstra Kids Fund, closing mid-September.
Westpac Social Enterprise grants
Westpac is promoting the sustainability of social enterprises by supporting and fostering innovation in the sector. Expressions of interest for seed funding is open until 30 September 2014.
Visit the Westpac website
Huon & Channel community grants
Huon Aquaculture’s community grants open in September for small projects in the Huon and Channel region. If you belong to a community group or organisation in Tasmania or South Australia that needs a helping hand. Community groups can apply for a grants of up to $3,000.
Have a look at the information here
Norman Wettenhall grants
The Norman Wettenhall Foundation supports biodiversity conservation projects Australia-wide. Their next round of grants open in September, and support environmental projects up to $10,000.
Events in the region
Check out NRM South’s Facebook page and Twitter for recent event updates.
Want to get more involved in volunteer activity near you? Take a look through the Landcare Tasmania events page
1-4 September – Australasian Weeds Conference, proudly supported by NRM South
6 September – SCAT AGM 10am-12noon, Kingston Beach Sailing Club
17-19 September – National Landcare Conference & Awards, Melbourne
25 September – NRM South AGM, 6pm Salamanca Inn (agenda to come soon)
23-26 October – Bruny Island Bird Festival
2-4 November – Australian Association for Environmental Education Conference, Hobart – ‘Sustainability: Smart strategies for the 21st Century’.