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September 2014 enews

September 2014 enews

Welcome to the September 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!


Bruny gets a make-over

NRM South, partners and landholders have just completed the two- year revegetation and restoration works with excellent results.
More info on our Facebook page

Tas farming futures

Check out the July update on this statewide project, reducing emissions and improving soil health through farmer support.
Visit the RMCG website for more

Help weed out Clarence weeds

Clarence Council in Southern Tasmania has made great progress tackling weeds but it’s still home to nearly 450 introduced plants, including 35 declared weeds. The new weeds strategy will guide weed management for the next 15 years, and they want your feedback on the draft.
Comment on the draft strategy

Tasmanian Landcare Fund – your thoughts?

Landcare Tasmania wants to develop a strategy to grow the Tasmanian Landcare Fund. Five minutes filling out the survey will help.   >> Complete the survey now


Biodiversity knowledge exchange

Find out more about landscape-scale planning for biodiversity, share what you know or do both on September 8 at UTAS.
Email Kerry Bridle for more

Tips for retaining volunteers

International volunteer management expert Rob Jackson is presenting a workshop on how to recruit, engage and retain volunteers on 4 September at Rosny LINC.
More at Volunteering Tasmania


Bushcare fun day at Cornelian Bay

Hobart City Council is celebrating 21 years of Bushcare with a free fun day at Cornelian Bay, Sunday 28 September, 9.30am-1.30pm.
Phone 6238 2886 or email

Threatened Species Day celebrations

Hobart City Council is celebrating Threatened Species Day with a free event at Waterworks Reserve on Sunday 7 September,  11.30am-1.30pm.
Meet at Waterworks Reserve, Site 8, off Waterworks Road, South Hobart.

Two for one conservation funding

Conservation Volunteers Australia is offering to fund every second day of suitable conservation projects during September and October.

If this deal sounds as good to you as it does to us give Steve Bailey a call on 6231 1779 or email

Survey Derwent estuary foreshores

The Derwent Estuary Program is calling for volunteers to help with their annual rice grass survey 6-9 October. Rice grass is an intertidal weed that can take over wetlands and mudflats.
This is a great opportunity to access some rarely visited parts of the Derwent estuary, and spot a few waterbirds along the way.
Email Ben or phone 0420 409 303

Volunteer training feedback

Your feedback would be appreciated on a brief survey to help us review and direct our volunteer training program and best meet the needs of our indispensable volunteers.
Start the survey


Bite-sized grants

NRM South’s Naturally Inspired Bite-sized grants provides up to $500 for short-term environmental projects. It could work for you.
Apply now!

25th Anniversary Landcare Grants

Australian communities will share in $5 million through 25th Anniversary Landcare Grants 2014-15 to help restore local environments. The grants are expected to open mid-September and further information will be announced here:

Telstra sponsorships

Why not try another avenue for funding? Telstra sponsorships are open all year round.
Check out what’s online

Tas Community Fund Round 29 – now open!

Calling for small and medium grants. Tasmanian Community Fund grants close in September 2014.
Visit the website

Telstra Kids Fund

Small grants for up to $1,200 are available through the Telstra Kids Fund, closing mid-September.
More online

Westpac Social Enterprise grants

Westpac is promoting the sustainability of social enterprises by supporting and fostering innovation in the sector. Expressions of interest for seed funding is open until 30 September 2014.
Visit the Westpac website

Huon & Channel community grants

Huon Aquaculture’s community grants open in September for small projects in the Huon and Channel region. If you belong to a community group or organisation in Tasmania or South Australia that needs a helping hand. Community groups can apply for a grants of up to $3,000.
Have a look at the information here

Norman Wettenhall grants

The Norman Wettenhall Foundation supports biodiversity conservation projects Australia-wide. Their next round of grants open in September, and support environmental projects up to $10,000.
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
1-4 September – Australasian Weeds Conference, proudly supported by NRM South
6 September – SCAT AGM 10am-12noon, Kingston Beach Sailing Club
17-19 September – National Landcare Conference & Awards, Melbourne
25 September – NRM South AGM, 6pm Salamanca Inn (agenda to come soon)
23-26 October – Bruny Island Bird Festival
2-4 November – Australian Association for Environmental Education Conference, Hobart – ‘Sustainability: Smart strategies for the 21st Century’.

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