Welcome to the October 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!
Bushfire preparation – Tasman
A chance for you to plan, buy equipment and learn new skills for the upcoming fire season. 18 October 11am-2pm. Includes free BBQ lunch.
Enquiries/RSVP to Peter Middleton
Bushfire awareness & preparation – Huon
Presenters will provide Huon Valley residents with practical information to help prepare for the summer bushfire season. 19 October 10am-1.30pm. Includes free BBQ lunch.
>> Enquiries/RSVP on email to Kylie Jordan or call 03 6427 5315
NRM South Annual Report
What an awesome year. Have a look at NRM South’s achievements in 2013-14 with community, government, industry and partners.
Check out the report here
Cross Pollinate Conference 28 October
Conference participants will explore critical issues facing the future of food in Tasmania and enjoy an Eat Seasonal, Eat Local Dinner. Proudly sponsored by NRM North, NRM South and other wonderful supporters.
Welcome new Board members
NRM South is pleased to announce the appointment of new members Matthew Pitt, Michael Bidwell and Peter Tucker and the renewal of Christine Crawford to the NRM South Board for the next four years.
See the release here
Notes from the National Landcare Conference
Congratulations to all the 2014 National award winners. Key sessions from the conference are now available online.
See notes from the sessions
EIANZ Communication and Consultation Workshop
Develop your skills in communication, public consultation and engagement. Workshop for environmental practitioners, 29 October.
See information here
Shorebird breeding season starts
Heading to the beach? Spring and Summer is when shorebirds nest into the soft sand which leaves them under threat from accidental egg trampling and dogs roaming off leash.
More information here
Your input into the NRM Strategy
Give us your thoughts about regional NRM. 10-15 minute online survey will support the direction and priorities for natural resource management in our beautiful region.
Find the survey here
Aussie backyard bird count
Be part of BirdLife Australia’s first nationwide bird survey 20-26 October. All it takes is 20 minutes in your backyard or favourite outdoor space.
Bird Count info here
Wildflowers Walk & Talk – Coles Bay
Join Glamorgan Spring Bay Council on a guided native wildflowers walk and talk, Coles Bay 11am, Saturday 25 October.
To RSVP or more info contact Rosie or call 62564728
Landcare hero honour roll
Anything is pozible – crowdfunding
The Pozible Landcare & Environment Collection provides a platform for independent crowdfunding campaigns of landcare, environment and community groups across Australia and around the world.
Check out the Landcare collection
Creek restoration and holistic management field day
NRM South and Goodlife Permaculture partnering to support individuals with improved river bank management at a field day 25 October. Cost is $20.
More information here
Biogas basics seminar for farms & businesses
NRM South with special presenter Dr Jayant Keskar in Hobart 22 October. Turn waste into energy. Learn how biogas can benefit you and your industry.
Details here. RSVP by Friday 18 October to Ken Moore or 0447 556 740
Start getting ready for the Huon Show
NRM South’s Tim Ackroyd will be at the Huon Show 15 November, and can provide you with a wealth of information on NRM issues such as weed control and pasture management. We look forward to seeing you there.
St Helens Marine Discovery Weekend
Discover the amazing marine life and coastal playground that surrounds St Helens 15-17 November. Snorkelling, bird watching, workshop, BBQ.
See more information here
25th Anniversary Landcare Grants
Communities, groups and individuals are invited to apply for grants from $20,000 and $100,000 to help set up their own 20 Million Trees project on private or public land.
More information about Landcare Grants
20 Million Trees – grants now available
Communities, groups and individuals are invited to apply for grants between $20,000 and $100,000 to help set up their own 20 Million Trees project on private or public land. Applications close 30 October.
20M trees info here
NRM South’s Naturally Inspired Bite-sized grants provides up to $500 for short-term environmental projects. It could work for you.
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.
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
23-26 October – Bruny Island Bird Festival
30-31 October – Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand’s (EIANZ) Conference
2-4 November – Australian Association for Environmental Education Conference, Hobart – ‘Sustainability: Smart strategies for the 21st Century’
8-9 November – Sustainable Living Festival, Kingston
9 November – Birds and Saltmarsh Training Event. Friends of Pitt Water Orielton Lagoon Wildcare (RSVP here)