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November 2014 enews

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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

The BirdLife calendar profiles twelve beautiful Aussie birds—from finches to cockatoos. All profits go to BirdLife Australia’s conservation work.
>> Go shopping

Biosecure biking

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.

>> Watch the short clip

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


Coastcare Week

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

Landcare events

Want to get more involved in volunteer activity near you? Look to the events page on the Landcare Tasmania Website.
>> Check out their site

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.

Want to get more involved in volunteer activity near you? Take a look through the Landcare Tasmania events page
13 November – Regional NRM Strategy consultation Triabunna

14 November – Regional NRM Strategy consultation Hobart

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

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