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Tasmanian Landcare Conference and Awards

The 2015 Tasmanian Landcare Awards and Conference ‘Taking Charge of Change’ will be held on 10-11 October in the Huon Valley and feature local, Tasmanian and interstate content in field trips, plenary sessions and concurrent workshops exploring three significant themes; Innovation, Knowledge and Celebrating Success. Registrations will open soon.
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20 Million Trees!

Round Two of the 20 Million Trees Programme invites applications from individuals, organisations and community groups such as schools, landholders and conservation groups to apply for funding of between $20,000 and $100,000 to plant trees in a range of urban, peri-urban and regional environments across Australia. Applications close 16 September.
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Green Army

Nominations open soon for new Green Army projects with national or Indigenous heritage, or environment conservation focus and can offer participants aged 17-24 years old valuable practical experience. An information session with representatives from the Australian Government Department of Environment will be held in Hobart on 26 August.
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Tasmanian Community Fund

Grant Round 31 of the Tasmanian Community Fund is open now, with applications for small and medium grants closing in September. The fund provides grants to community organisations that make a difference by enhancing well-being and improving social, environmental and economic outcomes for the Tasmanian Community.
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State of Australia’s Birds Report

The recently launched BirdLife Australia State of Australia’s Birds 2015 report has mapped the health of our bird populations, with the surprising result that common Australian birds such as kookaburras and magpies are heading into trouble. If birds are an indicator, what does this say about the state of Australia’s biodiversity?
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State NRM review

The Tasmanian Government is currently reviewing the effectiveness of Tasmania’s two principal instruments for natural resource management in the State, the Tasmanian Natural Resource Management Framework 2002 and the Tasmanian Natural Resource Management Act 2002. You can submit your input.
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Farmer of the Year

Good luck to Farmer of the Year nominees from Tasmania and in particular Southern Tasmanian farmer Matt Dunbabin, for work on his property Bangor (and the Bangor Wine and Oyster Shed) in Dunalley. Matt is nominated for the diversification Farmer of the Year. The awards take place 9 September 2015.

Good luck to all nominees

Huon Valley Council’s Care group grants

Grants of up to $2000 are available to environmental care groups working in the Huon Valley Council region. Applications close 18 August.
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Naturally Inspired Bite-sized Grants

Congratulations to the eleven recipients of NIBs grants last financial year. Community groups and schools are invited to apply anytime for up to $500 supporting environmental projects.
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Naturally Inspired Winter newsletter

This edition visits Weston Farm, talks about National Landcare Programme funding and celebrates some completed Naturally Inspired Grants projects.
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18 August Huon Valley Council Grant applications close
24 August Keep Australia Beautiful Week
28 August Southern Midlands Council Small Grant applications close

5 September Southern Coastcare Association of Tasmania AGM
13 September Bushcare’s Major Day Out
17 September Landcare Tasmania AGM

24 September NRM South AGM
10-11 October State Landcare Conference and Awards Dinner

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