Community groups, Grants, Hobart/Kingborough, News

Fair Go for Swifties – Unwanted: The Rainbow Lorikeet!

Volunteers have been busy constructing and painting 50 nesting boxes for rainbow lorikeets, as part of a Naturally Inspired grant project run by the Sustainability Learning Centre and Hobart College. The project has also received support from an Inspiring Australia Public Science Events Grant. The invasive Rainbow Lorikeet population in

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Grants, Stories

Max Kitchell – NRM South Tasmanian Leaders scholarship opportunity

Max Kitchell served as Chair of the NRM South Board for six years, stepping down from the role late 2016.  In recognition of his service to the organisation, a scholarship to the value of $5,600 has been created to help leaders and practitioners in the management of our natural resources make

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Community groups, Grants, Stories

Maatsuyker Island Art Cards

The Art Card series produced by Friends of Maatsuyker Island (FOMI) Wildcare reached $3000 in sales in just over 12 months. This project involved design, research, printing, production and sales of 11 designs for the Maatsuyker Island Art Card series of high quality gift cards. Artists who have an association

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Community groups, Farmers and landholders, Grants, News, Ntl Landcare Programme, Stories

Round 10 Naturally Inspired Grant recipients announced

Recipients for Round 10 of NRM South’s Naturally Inspired Grants were announced today, with 37 projects receiving $257,000 in total funding within the southeast region. Recipients include 16 community groups and 19 landowners, with funding of up to $10,000 awarded per project. This round also offered additional funding of $8,000

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Community groups, Grants, Stories

Volunteers keeping Maatsuyker Island weeds in check

Four Friends of Maatsuyker Island (FOMI) Wildcare volunteers conducted weed control and shearwater monitoring on Maatsuyker Island from 30 November to 5 December 2016. The primary weed task was to treat the invasive environmental weed Montbretia and deal with blackberry and Hebe elliptica if located.  It works well to have

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Community groups, Grants, Stories

Extraordinary volunteers proudly supported by NRM South’s naturally inspired grants!

Maatsuyker Island, located 10 km off the south-west coast of Tasmania in the World Heritage Area, is mostly vegetated by native flora.  However, due to the history of the lightstation era, there have been areas where weeds, including blackberry, Montbretia and Hebe elliptica, had become established.  These infestations had taken

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