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January 2015 enews

Welcome to the January 2015 edition of NRM Snapshot, a monthly ebulletin of what’s happening in Tasmania’s land, water, coastal and marine environments.

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National Landcare Program update – January 2015

The Australian Government is working with the 56 regional NRM bodies across Australia to implement the regional stream of the new National Landcare Programme (NLP) which replaces the former Caring for our Country program.

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Welcome to 2015!

Hi and a warm welcome to our friends in the NRM community for 2015. Our new-look enews provides a summary of news, events and highlights of the year. We look forward to working with you again in 2015 and keeping you up to date with the goings on in NRM in Southern Tasmania. More

Naturally Inspired Grants – Round 8 Opening soon!

Round 8 of the Naturally Inspired Grants will open in early February 2015. The Naturally Inspired Grants provide valuable support for groups and individuals to make a positive contribution to the Southern Tasmanian environment. More

NRM Strategy update and consultation

NRM South has been working with a range of stakeholders for input into the review of the Regional Strategy for Southern Tasmania. This complements statewide consultation occuring within the three regional NRMs. The response has been great from the sessions. More.

Planned grazing and wallaby-proof fencing shows promise

Results from a grazing and wallaby exclusion trial on a farm in Geeveston are showing very promising results for improving farm productivity. Local farmer Simon Burgess is using long recovery grazing and wallaby-proof fencing. More

Two years on from the Dunalley bushfire

Following the 2013 bushfires in south east Tasmania, the Upper Derwent Valley and the Central Highlands, NRM South implemented a major Bushfire Response and Recovery Program to support farmers whose properties had been burnt. More.

World Wetlands Day with Clarence

The 2nd February each year is World Wetlands Day.  Get in early on Saturday 31st January, and join us in celebrating our wetlands through music, art, science and recreation, and look to their future in a fast-changing world. At Lauderdale Football & Sports Club. More.

This Valentines Day fall in love with Moulting Lagoon Ramsar Wetland!

The Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service and Glamorgan Spring Bay Council with support from NRM South are celebrating World Wetlands Day at Moulting Lagoon on 14 February. This is a free event at Top Bank. Call Rosie on 6256 4728 or email for more information.

Tasmanian Women in Agriculture Scholarships on offer

Tasmanian Women in Agriculture is excited to announce the organisation will once again offer two scholarships to Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Course in Victoria. See the Tas Women in Agriculture website for more information.  More.

What’s happening out and about in the regions

NRM South’s NRM Facilitators Network has been successful in supporting our community in natural resource management during 2014-15. NRM Facilitators are co-employed/hosted across eight council areas, and deliver regional projects with their local community. Update here…

Events

31 Jan World Wetlands Day 2015, Clarence Council www.ccc.tas.gov.au

31 Jan Tasmanian Community Fund Round 30 Opens www.tascomfund.org

7 Feb NI Grants Round 8 opens www.nrmsouth.org.au/grants

14 Feb Koonya Garlic Festival www.koonyagarlicfestival.com

1 Mar Clean Up Australia Day www.cleanup.org.au

15 Mar Love Living Locally Festival www.slikinfo.org

16 Mar NI Grants Round 8 closes

21 Mar Bream Creek Show www.breamcreekshow.com.au/

24-25 Mar Volunteer Consortium Training – First Aid

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