The Dirty Hands - July 2020

The Dirty Hands

July 2020

Trees available | We're hiring | Working Groups advocating for you | Inspiring member stories


Who is Landcare Tasmania?

Here we continue our Newsletter series about who we are what we do.

Landcare Tas Working Groups - Advocating for issues important to members

Landcare Tasmania has a number of active working groups providing direction and advice to our program development and community advocacy addressing key issues.

Below are examples of working groups across several key areas. These groups are made up of representatives from our Members Council, Board, general membership, staff and relevant professionals that support our organisation and community Landcare in Tasmania.

Rodenticides Working Group

web_2019_masked_owl_Bill_Flowers.jpgOur Rodenticides Working Group is providing great input to our awareness raising program, is engaging with scientists to ensure it is based on solid information, and is also assisting with the roll out of our two Rodenticides projects funded from the Communities Environment Program with the support of Federal members of parliament Julie Collins (Franklin) and Andrew Wilkie (Clark). The group has also recently pulled together our submission to the review of anticoagulant rodenticides by the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Management Authority. 

 

 

Sustainable Agriculture Working Group

Soil_First_Tasmania_cover_crop.jpgAlso critical to the heart of Landcare is sustainable agriculture, with a new Working Group seeking to bring high quality information to our member and supporters. Check out Members Council Chair Theresa Chapman's recent interviews on cover cropping trials

Members: Is your Landcare group interested in sustainable or regenerative agriculture? The Sustainable Agriculture Working Group, led by Andrew Doube, would like to hear from you. Do you have any feedback on how Landcare Tas can more effectively support your group in caring for our productive landscapes? Please contact Andrew at: andrew.doube@gmail.com.

Cat Management Working Group

cat_kills.jpgThe Cat Management Working Group is looking into ways to address impacts of feral cats on native wildlife and farm production. The Working Group is keeping up with proposed legislative changes to cat management in the State, looking at practical ways for managing feral cats (e.g. through various types of trapping), and is also preparing a submission to the Inquiry of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment into cats (deadline 30 July).

Members: Contact Adam Holmstrom (Landcare Tas Members Council) adam@landcaretas.org.au if you would like to discuss Landcare Tasmania's submission.

 


Member Stories

From the northwest to the southeast, our members really have achieved great things for the environment this month! If you or your community group need support on a project, why not become a member today, and submit your project ideas to our Project Bank.

 

*We have trees available RIGHT NOW* for current members thanks to sponsorship from Fifteen Trees. If you need trees (particularly Eucalypts), please log in to our website and put your project in the Project Bank now. Priority will be given to those who have not received funding or plants from us in the past year, but you can still be put on the list for next year if we run out of plants.

 

Seymour Community Action Group Inc (SCAGI) - Wetland Restoration Project

Support received through Landcare Tasmania: State Govt's Landcare Action Grants, plant sponsorship from Fifteen Trees, discounted materials through Waratah of Tasmania, and extra volunteer coordination.

20200718_SCAGI_UTAS_Seymour_Wetland_IMG_4678.jpgThis group has been really busy with a Solstice Planting day on 20th June, and another planting day on 18-19th July with the UTAS Landcare Group helping out with extra volunteers. With 400 new plants in the ground, SCAGI is looking ahead to nurturing the trees & creating a little haven for flora, fauna and community to enjoy.

 

Oldina Landcare Group - Native plant corridor

Support received through Landcare Tasmania: plant sponsorship through Fifteen Trees

20200717_Oldina_15Trees_IMG_2284.jpegMember Liz Vanderlinde says "We chose a variety of plants to achieve different flowering times of the plants and therefore be attractive to birds and insects and fauna for most of the year”.

The Krabbe family had the site prepared and everything ready to go. The weather was unpredictable but we lined up a few members of Oldina Landcare Group and when there was a dry moment planted out some 90 trees/shrubs. Overall it was more work than socializing but we had a good time and got the job done quickly.

Thanks To Liz, Ian and Brenda, Carl and Miriam, and Krabbe family of Oldina Landcare Group, Landcare Tasmania and Fifteen Trees.

Penny Laskey, Individual Member - Erosion prevention at Gunns Plains

Support received through Landcare Tasmania: Tasmanian Landcare Fund (TLF) grant (through donations from the JM Roberts Trust), plant sponsorship through Fifteen Trees, planning advice from Landcare Tas staff.

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On this north-facing eroding watercourse on the slopes above Gunns Plains road, 860 plants have now been planted. Both the guards and the stakes were recycled from a very large revegetation project nearby. 

 

Southern Beaches Land and Coastcare - Jack's Flat

Support received through Landcare Tasmania: Tasmanian Landcare Fund (TLF) grant (through donations from the JM Roberts Trust)

Southern_Beaches_Landcare_Coastcare_Jacks_Flat.jpgSouthern Beaches Landcare Coastcare is celebrating 20 years of caring for the precious Jack's Flat!

Landcare Tas is proud to have supported some of the latest work with a grant from the Tasmanian Landcare Fund to remove blackberry and other weeds.

"What began as a virtual paddock of grass and weeds has transformed into an essential native habitat corridor for wildlife and also an important green space for locals to enjoy."

 

 


Online Outreach Video Series

Landcare Tasmania team member Kat Traill met up with Ruth Mollison, Landcare Tas volunteer and owner of Island Seeds, who shared her expertise on collecting and propagating saltbush cuttings in this lovely video. If you missed the first in the series, collecting and storing Everlasting daisy seeds, you can find it here.

“Some natives are easier to grow from cuttings than seeds, saltbush is one of those.” says Ruth.

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Meet our new Chair and Deputy Chair

Please join us in welcoming Jonathan Lord, the new Chair of Landcare Tasmania's Board, and Josie Kelman, the new Deputy Chair.

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We're hiring!

Position Title: Admin and Finance Officer

Landcare Tasmania is seeking a new team member to deliver a number of vital finance and administrative functions for our work supporting community Landcare.

 


Landcare News 

LandcareWeek20_Inst_1080x1080_01Landcare_small.jpgNational Landcare Week - celebrates and acknowledges the thousands of Landcare volunteers and members working Nationwide on conservation and sustainable land management activities in their local area. How are you connecting with your local environment? Send us your news & events and spread the word #LandcareTasmania 

Dr Graeme Stevenson, Tasmania's Senior Australian of the Year

Marion Bay Coastcare's epic sea spurge purge & other weed wins

Tranmere Clarence Plains welcomes a Chinese visitor

Permaculture Tasmania is seeking a new President & Secretary

Wombat cutenessThanks to Landcare Tasmania member Gill Basnett for sharing these adorable Cradle Mountain wombat family pics with us.


Welcome to our new member groups!

Community Landcare is continuing to grow! New member groups are a great demonstration of the generosity of the Tasmanian community to get involved in caring for our bush, land, coasts, rivers, and wildlife. They're contributing to our vision for all the land and coasts of Tassie to be cared for by the community. Join them if they are in your area!

 

Check out the latest new members: 

Brookbank Estate

Ellendale Landcare

Exeter Childcare Centre Landcare

Glenore Farm Landcare Group

Prospect High School Landcare

Tasmanain Agriculturual Company


Events Calendar

See below for a full listing of member events in the coming months. As many COVID-19 restrictions are now lifting, please check with the organiser whether these events are indeed running or whether they have been cancelled.

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Thanks for reading!

The Landcare Tasmania Team

Rod Knight - CEO
Peter Stronach - Community Landcare Manager, Deputy CEO
Priscilla Richards - Landcare Services Manager
Kat Traill - Events Producer
Raelene Mibus – Landcare Officer
Jenn Gason – Communications & Database Assistant

 


Upcoming Events

Thursday 23 July 2020

Tranmere Clarence Plains Land & Coastcare weekly working bee
09:00 AM at Tranmere, Clarendon Vale & Rokeby, various locations
Weekly Franklin landcare working bee
10:00 AM at Franklin Boardwalk
Franklin, Tasmania 7113

Friday 24 July 2020

Triple Bay Walk - George Town Coastal Community Management Group
09:00 AM at Triple Bay Walk
Beech Street , Lulworth, TAS 7250

Saturday 25 July 2020

Abels Bay / Eggs & Bacon Bay monthly working bee
10:00 AM at Contact the organiser for details

Sunday 26 July 2020

Franklin Market - Franklin Landcare stall
10:00 AM at 3388 Huon Hwy
Franklin, TAS 7113
Working Bee Friends of Collinsvale
10:15 AM at Collinsvale
Collinsvale, Collinsvale, TAS 7012

Monday 27 July 2020

Bream Creek Community Market Garden Working Bee
09:00 AM at Bream Creek Community Market Garden
241 Burnt Hill Rd, Bream Creek, TAS 7175
Bellerive Bluff weekly working bee
09:00 AM at Contact organiser for this week's location

Tuesday 28 July 2020

Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
09:30 AM at John Skep Forest Reserve

Thursday 30 July 2020

Tranmere Clarence Plains Land & Coastcare weekly working bee
09:00 AM at Tranmere, Clarendon Vale & Rokeby, various locations
Mount Nelson Bushcare Working Bee
10:00 AM at Contact the organiser for details
Bicentenial Park, Mount Nelson, TAS 7007
Weekly Franklin landcare working bee
10:00 AM at Franklin Boardwalk
Franklin, Tasmania 7113

Saturday 1 August 2020

Bellerive-Howrah Coastcare monthly working bee
10:00 AM at Bellerive and Howrah Beaches and on Second Bluff
Bellingham Progress Association Working Bee
10:00 AM at Bellingham Hall
Bellingham , TAS 7254

Sunday 2 August 2020

King Island Field Naturalists field trip
09:00 AM at King Island (contact us for details)
Central North Field Naturalists Monthly Walk
10:00 AM at See website for details
Deloraine 7306
Waterworks Valley Landcare monthly working bee
10:00 AM at Waterworks Reserve
Ridgeway, TAS 7004

Monday 3 August 2020

Bream Creek Community Market Garden Working Bee
09:00 AM at Bream Creek Community Market Garden
241 Burnt Hill Rd, Bream Creek, TAS 7175
Bellerive Bluff weekly working bee
09:00 AM at Contact organiser for this week's location
Friends of Woodvine Reserve - working bee
10:00 AM at Woodvine Nature Reserve, Forcett

Tuesday 4 August 2020

Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
09:30 AM at John Skep Forest Reserve
Wellington Park Bushcare working bee
10:00 AM at Wellington Park (call to confirm)

Wednesday 5 August 2020

Monthly working bee at St Leonards
12:00 PM at Contact the group for details
St Leonards, TAS 7250

Thursday 6 August 2020

Tranmere Clarence Plains Land & Coastcare weekly working bee
09:00 AM at Tranmere, Clarendon Vale & Rokeby, various locations
Weekly Franklin landcare working bee
10:00 AM at Franklin Boardwalk
Franklin, Tasmania 7113

Saturday 8 August 2020

Ulverstone Coastcare Working Bee
10:00 AM at Contact the organisers
Ulverstone

Sunday 9 August 2020

Burnie Field Naturalists Monthly Outing
08:30 AM at Contact the organiser for details
Burnie, TAS 7320
Mount Nelson Bushcare Working Bee
10:00 AM at Contact the organiser for details
Bicentenial Park, Mount Nelson, TAS 7007
Opossum Bay & South Arm Coastcare monthly working bee
10:00 AM at Various locations (contact group for details)
South Arm and Opossum Bay, TAS 7023
Marion Bay Coastcare - monthly working bee
10:00 AM at Please contact organiser for this month's location
Marion Bay
Working Bee Friends of Collinsvale
10:15 AM at Collinsvale
Collinsvale, Collinsvale, TAS 7012

Monday 10 August 2020

Bream Creek Community Market Garden Working Bee
09:00 AM at Bream Creek Community Market Garden
241 Burnt Hill Rd, Bream Creek, TAS 7175
Bellerive Bluff weekly working bee
09:00 AM at Contact organiser for this week's location

Tuesday 11 August 2020

Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
09:30 AM at John Skep Forest Reserve

Wednesday 12 August 2020

Ulverstone Coastcare Working Bee
10:00 AM at Contact the organisers
Ulverstone

Thursday 13 August 2020

Tranmere Clarence Plains Land & Coastcare weekly working bee
09:00 AM at Tranmere, Clarendon Vale & Rokeby, various locations
Weekly Franklin landcare working bee
10:00 AM at Franklin Boardwalk
Franklin, Tasmania 7113

Friday 14 August 2020

Southern Beaches Landcare & Coastcare meeting
09:00 AM at Okines Community House
540 Old Forcett Rd, Dodges Ferry, TAS 7173

Saturday 15 August 2020

Sunday 16 August 2020

Monday 17 August 2020

Bream Creek Community Market Garden Working Bee
09:00 AM at Bream Creek Community Market Garden
241 Burnt Hill Rd, Bream Creek, TAS 7175
Bellerive Bluff weekly working bee
09:00 AM at Contact organiser for this week's location

Tuesday 18 August 2020

Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
09:30 AM at John Skep Forest Reserve

Thursday 20 August 2020

Tranmere Clarence Plains Land & Coastcare weekly working bee
09:00 AM at Tranmere, Clarendon Vale & Rokeby, various locations
Weekly Franklin landcare working bee
10:00 AM at Franklin Boardwalk
Franklin, Tasmania 7113

Saturday 22 August 2020

Sunday 23 August 2020

Working Bee Friends of Collinsvale
10:15 AM at Collinsvale
Collinsvale, Collinsvale, TAS 7012

Monday 24 August 2020

Bream Creek Community Market Garden Working Bee
09:00 AM at Bream Creek Community Market Garden
241 Burnt Hill Rd, Bream Creek, TAS 7175
Bellerive Bluff weekly working bee
09:00 AM at Contact organiser for this week's location

Tuesday 25 August 2020

Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
09:30 AM at John Skep Forest Reserve

Thursday 27 August 2020

Tranmere Clarence Plains Land & Coastcare weekly working bee
09:00 AM at Tranmere, Clarendon Vale & Rokeby, various locations
Mount Nelson Bushcare Working Bee
10:00 AM at Contact the organiser for details
Bicentenial Park, Mount Nelson, TAS 7007
Weekly Franklin landcare working bee
10:00 AM at Franklin Boardwalk
Franklin, Tasmania 7113

Saturday 29 August 2020

Abels Bay / Eggs & Bacon Bay monthly working bee
10:00 AM at Contact the organiser for details
Risen Group Working Bee
10:00 AM at Risen group property
186 Rabbit Hill Rd, Colebrook, TAS 7027

Sunday 30 August 2020

Franklin Market - Franklin Landcare stall
10:00 AM at 3388 Huon Hwy
Franklin, TAS 7113

Monday 31 August 2020

Bream Creek Community Market Garden Working Bee
09:00 AM at Bream Creek Community Market Garden
241 Burnt Hill Rd, Bream Creek, TAS 7175
Bellerive Bluff weekly working bee
09:00 AM at Contact organiser for this week's location

Tuesday 1 September 2020

Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
09:30 AM at John Skep Forest Reserve
Wellington Park Bushcare working bee
10:00 AM at Wellington Park (call to confirm)

Wednesday 2 September 2020

Monthly working bee at St Leonards
12:00 PM at Contact the group for details
St Leonards, TAS 7250
Circular Head Monthly Meeting
07:30 PM at Rural Health Centre
68 Emmett St, Smithton, TAS 7330

Thursday 3 September 2020

Friends of Knocklofty Bushcare Working Bee
09:00 AM at Forest Road Car park
186 Forest Rd, West Hobart, TAS 7000
Tranmere Clarence Plains Land & Coastcare weekly working bee
09:00 AM at Tranmere, Clarendon Vale & Rokeby, various locations
Weekly Franklin landcare working bee
10:00 AM at Franklin Boardwalk
Franklin, Tasmania 7113

Saturday 5 September 2020

Bellerive-Howrah Coastcare monthly working bee
10:00 AM at Bellerive and Howrah Beaches and on Second Bluff
Risen Group Working Bee
10:00 AM at Risen group property
186 Rabbit Hill Rd, Colebrook, TAS 7027

Sunday 6 September 2020

King Island Field Naturalists field trip
09:00 AM at King Island (contact us for details)
Central North Field Naturalists Monthly Walk
10:00 AM at See website for details
Deloraine 7306
Waterworks Valley Landcare monthly working bee
10:00 AM at Waterworks Reserve
Ridgeway, TAS 7004
Working Bee Friends of Collinsvale
10:15 AM at Collinsvale
Collinsvale, Collinsvale, TAS 7012

Monday 7 September 2020

Bream Creek Community Market Garden Working Bee
09:00 AM at Bream Creek Community Market Garden
241 Burnt Hill Rd, Bream Creek, TAS 7175
Bellerive Bluff weekly working bee
09:00 AM at Contact organiser for this week's location
Friends of Woodvine Reserve - working bee
10:00 AM at Woodvine Nature Reserve, Forcett

Tuesday 8 September 2020

Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
09:30 AM at John Skep Forest Reserve

Wednesday 9 September 2020

Ulverstone Coastcare Working Bee
10:00 AM at Contact the organisers
Ulverstone

Thursday 10 September 2020

Tranmere Clarence Plains Land & Coastcare weekly working bee
09:00 AM at Tranmere, Clarendon Vale & Rokeby, various locations
Weekly Franklin landcare working bee
10:00 AM at Franklin Boardwalk
Franklin, Tasmania 7113
BirdLife Tasmania - General Meeting
07:30 PM at UTas School of Biological Sciences
Life Sciences Building College Road, Sandy Bay, TAS 7005

Friday 11 September 2020

Southern Beaches Landcare & Coastcare meeting
09:00 AM at Okines Community House
540 Old Forcett Rd, Dodges Ferry, TAS 7173

Saturday 12 September 2020

Ulverstone Coastcare Working Bee
10:00 AM at Contact the organisers
Ulverstone
Risen Group Working Bee
10:00 AM at Risen group property
186 Rabbit Hill Rd, Colebrook, TAS 7027

Sunday 13 September 2020

Burnie Field Naturalists Monthly Outing
08:30 AM at Contact the organiser for details
Burnie, TAS 7320
Mount Nelson Bushcare Working Bee
10:00 AM at Contact the organiser for details
Bicentenial Park, Mount Nelson, TAS 7007
Opossum Bay & South Arm Coastcare monthly working bee
10:00 AM at Various locations (contact group for details)
South Arm and Opossum Bay, TAS 7023
Marion Bay Coastcare - monthly working bee
10:00 AM at Please contact organiser for this month's location
Marion Bay
Working Bee Friends of Collinsvale
12:00 PM at Collinsvale
Collinsvale, collinsvale, Collinsvale, TAS 7012

Monday 14 September 2020

Bream Creek Community Market Garden Working Bee
09:00 AM at Bream Creek Community Market Garden
241 Burnt Hill Rd, Bream Creek, TAS 7175
Bellerive Bluff weekly working bee
09:00 AM at Contact organiser for this week's location

Tuesday 15 September 2020

Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
09:30 AM at John Skep Forest Reserve

Thursday 17 September 2020

Friends of Knocklofty Bushcare Working Bee
09:00 AM at Forest Road Car park
186 Forest Rd, West Hobart, TAS 7000
Tranmere Clarence Plains Land & Coastcare weekly working bee
09:00 AM at Tranmere, Clarendon Vale & Rokeby, various locations
Weekly Franklin landcare working bee
10:00 AM at Franklin Boardwalk
Franklin, Tasmania 7113

Saturday 19 September 2020

Risen Group Working Bee
10:00 AM at Risen group property
186 Rabbit Hill Rd, Colebrook, TAS 7027

Sunday 20 September 2020

Working Bee Friends of Collinsvale
10:15 AM at Collinsvale
Collinsvale, Collinsvale, TAS 7012
Friends of Knocklofty Bushcare Working Bee
02:00 PM at Forest Road Car park
186 Forest Rd, West Hobart, TAS 7000

Monday 21 September 2020

Bream Creek Community Market Garden Working Bee
09:00 AM at Bream Creek Community Market Garden
241 Burnt Hill Rd, Bream Creek, TAS 7175
Bellerive Bluff weekly working bee
09:00 AM at Contact organiser for this week's location

Tuesday 22 September 2020

Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
09:30 AM at John Skep Forest Reserve

Thursday 24 September 2020

Tranmere Clarence Plains Land & Coastcare weekly working bee
09:00 AM at Tranmere, Clarendon Vale & Rokeby, various locations
Mount Nelson Bushcare Working Bee
10:00 AM at Contact the organiser for details
Bicentenial Park, Mount Nelson, TAS 7007
Weekly Franklin landcare working bee
10:00 AM at Franklin Boardwalk
Franklin, Tasmania 7113

Saturday 26 September 2020

Abels Bay / Eggs & Bacon Bay monthly working bee
10:00 AM at Contact the organiser for details
Risen Group Working Bee
10:00 AM at Risen group property
186 Rabbit Hill Rd, Colebrook, TAS 7027

Sunday 27 September 2020

Franklin Market - Franklin Landcare stall
10:00 AM at 3388 Huon Hwy
Franklin, TAS 7113
Natone Hill Landcare working bee
10:30 AM at Natone Hill Bushland Reserve
Nubeena Street, Geilston Bay 7015

Monday 28 September 2020

Bream Creek Community Market Garden Working Bee
09:00 AM at Bream Creek Community Market Garden
241 Burnt Hill Rd, Bream Creek, TAS 7175
Bellerive Bluff weekly working bee
09:00 AM at Contact organiser for this week's location

Tuesday 29 September 2020

Weekly Working Bee - Launceston Field Naturalists Club
09:30 AM at John Skep Forest Reserve