Sorell/Tasman, Stories

Back on solid ground – Ramsar restoration at Pitt Water Orielton Lagoon

It’s a well-known fact that water will always find a way. In the case of Pitt Water-Orielton Lagoon, it was finding its way from multiple sources in the township of Sorell across to Miena Park, where it was causing extensive erosion issues. It was in 2015 that Paul Gray, NRM


Glamorgan Spring Bay, News, Stories

Protecting a sanctuary

Sun, sand, sea, beach cricket, bicycles, beach walkers, curious dogs, horseback riders, roaming cats, litter, increasing beach users and diminishing resources…it’s fair to say that managing shorebird habitat hasn’t got any easier over the years! However, despite the mounting challenges, the NRM staff at Glamorgan Spring Bay Council have a


Community groups, Sorell/Tasman, Stories

World Wetlands Day celebrations!!

Saturday 3rd February, Dodges Ferry World Wetlands Day at Blue Lagoon, Dodges Ferry was a terrific ’taster’ event. About 50 people, including Sorell Mayor Kerry Vincent, turned up for an informative and entertaining afternoon with renowned bird expert Dr Eric Woehler and Saltmarsh expert, Vishnu Prahalad. Everyone had great fun


Community groups, Hobart/Kingborough, News, Stories

Nests for unwelcome guests

As part of an NRM South Naturally Inspired Grant to manage invasive Rainbow Lorikeets in the greater Hobart region, Hobart College students have been working hard on constructing specially designed nesting boxes in recent weeks, and were excited to see the first boxes placed into trees at the Kingston Golf


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


Agriculture, Farmers and landholders, Sorell/Tasman, Stories

2017 PMP workshops – Tasman region

Property management planning for small landholders in the Tasman Catchment region A new ‘Small Farm Planning Program’ is coming to the Tasman region over March – May 2017. This series of workshops costs $120 for an individual or $165 for two individuals per property. This is the first time that