Every weekend, everyday, volunteers are finding local solutions to local problems – pulling weeds, planting trees, improving the health of our soil, bushland, waterways and coastlines – the Landcare movement is about people with passion working together to make a difference. Get involved today!
Schools Video Competition
We’re looking for video or multi-media production which tells the story of a Landcare project funded through the Tasmanian Landcare Fund.
The competition is open to high schools and colleges.
Applications close 27 May.
Note: If you have problems getting a fillable application form, click on the “Open with Different Viewer” button, then open with Adobe Reader.
Welcome from our new Executive Officer
As many of you will be aware, I have recently taken on the role of Executive Officer of Landcare Tasmania. In taking on the role I have to acknowledge the sterling work of Matthew Pitt, who has been acting in the role since the departure of Mark Ritchie in August 2015.
One of my first priorities is to develop a clear understanding of the work that Landcare Tasmania both does and also facilitates on behalf of its members. I am impressed by the commitment and volume of work performed by our small team in the Hobart office, especially given the relatively complex range of functions that Landcare Tasmania is called on to perform. There’s a lot to it that doesn’t get seen..
Most inspiring though is the sheer amount of on ground activity undertaken by our members. As we renew memberships we also ask for a brief summary of activities for the previous year. It is in this that you can see the importance of community Landcare in Tasmania.
* Over 3,000 volunteers participated in Landcare activities.
* Collectively they performed close to 90,000 hours of work.
* This effort was spread over more than 2,000 events.
If you convert that to a dollar value, using a very conservative figure of $30 per hour, it equates to a whopping $2.6 million dollars worth of time. A monumental effort that the Landcare Tasmania network should be fully proud of.
I’d like to thank the large numbers of members and supporters who have welcomed me into this challenging role. I look forward over time to meeting more of you and being able to focus the work of the Landcare Tasmania team to support your commitments and contribution to the landcare vision.
- Rod Knight