Dirty Hands March 2019

25th Anniversary Conference & Statewide Events | TLF Project Proposals Open

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Our Biggest Year Ever

2019 is now well and truly upon us, and our team of dedicated staff and volunteers are busy organising a huge year to celebrate 25 years of supporting community Landcare in Tasmania. 

Landcare is all about people, and I was excited to see new data from our members showing what Tasmanians did for the land and their communities in 2018.  4,400 were regular members and volunteers in Landcare groups, and they performed 135,000 hours of voluntary work.  That's the equivalent of 65 full time positions or $4.7M of effort.

Our program for the year will recognise, celebrate and continue to build on this generosity, and seek to engage even more Tasmanians in community Landcare.  Read on to find out more.

Rod Knight, CEO


Announcing our 25th Anniversary Tasmanian Community Landcare Conference 

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Save the date: Friday 25th - Sunday 27th October in Southern Tasmania. You won't want to miss the exciting activities we are planning for you. Visit our Conference webpage for further details. The preliminary schedule includes:

  • Friday - Reception at Government House, and Social BBQ near Hobart
  • Saturday - Conference & Awards - hands-on workshops, panel discussions, and Awards dinner
  • Sunday - Field trips around the region

What would YOU like to see and do at the conference? Have your say: Click here to register your interest and give us your input

Welcome to Kat!


20190320_KatTraill.jpgKat Traill has been brought on board as our Event Coordinator. With a wealth of experience in grassroots event organsining from across the globe to local Tasmanian festivals like the Taste of Tas, we are really excited to have Kat coordinating this year's Conference and other events. Kat looks forward to making the events fun and inspiring and understands the need to celebrate our Landcare achievements with each other.

 


25th Anniversary Statewide Community Outreach Events - Schedule out now

20190321_Outreach_Events_Map_Screenshot.PNGFollowing on from our highly successful Member Outreach events (MOBs), we annouce this year's program of statewide Community Outreach Events. Each event is being driven by the local community with the support of Landcare Tasmania Members Council and Staff. Find one in your area to see what your local groups are up to. Click the map for more info.


201802_-_Clarendon_Vale_Feb_larvae_snip_-_SMALL.jpgDung Beetles Growing Strong

Andrew Doube from Clarendon Vale Primary School gives us an update on the Dung Beetle breeding program, which received funding from the Tasmanian Landcare Fund (TLF). The larvae will soon be metamorphosizing into beetles. Click the photo for the full story.


Tas Government confirms doubling of Landcare funding

The Tasmanian Government committed to double funding to Landcare Tasmania as part of it's election promises in 2018. With community Landcare growing strongly, it's been a tough couple of years finding ways to help support our members. This funding adds significantly to our ability to deliver on this core part of our mission.

For the full story (including media coverage) on the official announcement from the Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett with local Landcare group members and our CEO Rod Knight at Quamby Bend, click the photo.

20190315_Guy_Barnett_Rod_Knight_Quamby_Bend_small.jpgPhoto from left: Mark Shelton (Member for Lyons), Ian Mitchelson (Quamby Bend Landcare), Guy Barnett (Member for Lyons, Minister for Primary Industries), Rod Knight (CEO Landcare Tasmania)


For Members

Tasmanian Landcare Fund (TLF) grants - Expressions of Interest NOW OPEN

For our 25th Anniversary we are introducing a new way of funding grants through the Tasmanian Landcare Fund. It's designed to be simpler for members and for projects to be highly visible to people, businesses and organisations who might wish to support projects with funds, materials or in other ways. Visit our funding page to find out more about how it works.

Key Information:

  1. Members can submit a proposal through a simple Expression of Interest form. Click here to submit your Project Proposal. Priority will be given to current members.
  2. 19 May - Closing date for Expressions of Interest for 2019 25th Anniversary projects.
  3. End of September – Funded and supported projects announced.

Not a member?

  • Become an Individual Member to be elibigle for TLF grants. However, even if you aren't the type to get on-ground and active, becoming an individual member is a great way to show your support.
  • We have 3 levels of Individual Membership
    • $30       Regular member
    • $100     Landcare champion - show you really care!
    • $1,000  Life member - the ultimate show of support! Plus lifetime access to all our member benefits

Become an Individual Member


Mapping our History 

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Our intern Greg Wang is helping us understand more about where our grant funding has gone over the last 25 years. Greg is most of the way through his 3-month internship with us through the NaviTAS Professional Year Program. One of his projects with us it to produce this fantastic 

interactive map of all past funded TLF projects (138 projects in total). Check it out - click on the map.


20190321_Phil_Watson.jpgMeet Phil Watson - surf, bushwalking, cycling and Landcare

In our 25th anniversary year we are featuring the stories of people who began the grassroots Landcare movement that helped contribute to the formation of Landcare Tasmania in 1994 …

Click here for the full article, and read about Phil's perspective on Community Landcare and some of his achievements over the years.


Welcome to our New Member Groups!

We are thrilled to welcome four new Community Member Groups. View their profile to see if you'd like to join them.

Jordan River Learning Foundation - Herdsmans Cove Primary School 

Scotch Oakburn College

West Pine Ag Pty Ltd 

Permaculture Tasmania 

How do I join a group?

Not sure where to start? We can help you find a group that suits your interests, or even help you start one if there isn't one local. Call the office on (03) 6234 7117 or send an email to support@landcaretas.org.au

Click to get involved


There's a Landcare event near you

There are Landcare groups all over Tasmania, and every year they run thousands of community events, working bees, and information stalls.

They're also a pretty friendly lot and always looking for new members and volunteers to share the fun and satisfaction of making a difference to our bush, land, coasts and rivers.

Events Page