Welcome to the November 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!
Help inform the NRM Regional Strategy
NRM South is seeking community input into the next NRM Strategy for Southern Tasmania 2015-20. Upcoming community workshops in Triabunna, Hobart, Huonville and Bothwell.
>> Visit NRM South’s Facebook page for more information
National Landcare Programme report
Public consultation on the regional stream of the National Landcare Programme was held earlier this year, via community sessions and online submissions
>> A summary report of the feedback here
New NRM South website
We’re pleased to let you know that the new NRM South website is just around the corner. The new website will be easier to use and navigate and has been designed to develop as we transition to the new National Landcare Programme.
It will still be found at www.nrmsouth.org.au and the new look site will be up in the next week or so. Feedback about the new site will be welcome.
Discovery Ranger workshops
If you’re visiting one of our stunning national parks this summer, keep an eye out for the discovery rangers offering fun, free and educational activities with themes of biosecurity, shorebird and penguin conservation, World Heritage Area and coastal values.
>> See information here
Montpellier broom bio-control
Landcare Tasmania is gearing up for a release of the Broom psyllid, a biological control that has had great success across the state. Have Montpellier Broom (AKA Canary or Cape Broom) infestations?
>> Get in contact with Landcare Tasmania
Summer chicks and shorebirds
Heading to the beach? Spring-Summer is also the time when shorebirds nest into the soft sand, chicks and eggs are under threat from accidental trampling and off leash dogs.
>> See information about enjoying the beach
Birdlife Oz Christmas presents
NRM South have teamed with the Hellfire Cup to install a wash down station for racers, to prevent spread of weed seed and pathogens from bikes.
>> See the Check, Clean, Dry and Disinfect brochure
Local farmer in action
A farmer in the Huon Valley shares his success with wallaby proof fencing and planned grazing on video.
TLC wins national sustainability award
Jane Hutchinson and the team at Tas Landcare Conservancy continue to do amazing things. Check out their sustainability award for work with farmers to help to conserve the Tasmanian Midlands.
>> See the story here
Get the latest news
Check out what happening in the region on NRM South’s Facebook site – regular news, stories, ideas and updates including farm trials, saltmarsh tours, biosecurity updates and more!.
>> Visit Facebook
SCAT, Environment Tasmania and others are organising fun and informative sessions including a coastal walk, coastal & marine talks to celebrate Coastcare week – 7 December Sandy Bay Yacht Club.
>> Visit the Coastcare website
Regional wellbeing survey – now open
The mission is to support research that improves the wellbeing and quality of life of people in rural and regional Australia and includes questions relevant to organisations engaged in NRM, land management and agriculture.
>> Visit the site or see last year’s results
Highlands Bushfest 15-16 November
The inaugural Highlands Bushfest will celebrate and showcase the Central Highlands region of Tasmania, it’s heritage, culture and communities- catch up with Derwent Catchment NRM at the event.
>> Check out the website
Threatened Plants Tas Orchid Day 15 November
Take part in an entry level Field Trip to introduce people to the native orchids growing in Kingston.
>> Registration essential
Huon Show awesomeness 15 November
Among the many attractions this year will be a small farm display, featuring NRM South, D’Entrecasteaux & Huon Collaboration, DPIPWE’s Animal Biosecurity and Welfare Branch & Huon Valley Producers Network.
>> Visit the show site
St Helens Marine Discovery weekend 15-16 November
Find a spot on the sunny East Coast this weekend. Snorkelling, rockpool ramble, oceans film night, beachside BBQ, workshops .
>> More information here
Anything is Pozible!
The Pozible Landcare & Environment Collection provides a platform for independent crowdfunding campaigns of landcare, environment and community groups across Australia and around the world.
>> Look at the collection
Bite-sized grants – Apply now!
NRM South’s Naturally Inspired Bite-sized grants are hopping along with up to $500 for short-term environmental projects. Apply now!
>> Apply now!
Have DGR Status?
James Kirby foundation has small and large grants, large grants EOI close 30th November, between $3000-100,000.
>> Visit the website
Ian Potter Grants
This grant opens again on November 17th, for small and large grants in agriculture, community and conservation activities.
>> More online
Events in the region
Check out NRM South’s Facebook page and Twitter for recent event updates.
15 November – Regional NRM Strategy chat Huon Show
15-16 November – Regional NRM Strategy chat Bushfest
15 November – Threatened Plants Tas Orchid discovery Kingston
15 November – Huon Show
15-16 November – Highland Bushfest, Bothwell
15-16 November – St Helens Marine Discovery Weekend
20-23 November – Hellfire Cup Mountain Bike event, Kellevie
7-14 December – Coastcare Week