The Dirty Hands - July 2021

The Dirty Hands - Events: Feral Cats & Planting Days | Conference Program | Landcare Wellbeing Report 

Join in! July Outreach Program Events

Feral Cat Info Sessions

Clarence and Southern Midlands

Join us for a free info session on feral cat management with some of the best feral cat experts in the state. Learn about the impacts of feral cats, what you can do about them, and the recent changes to legislation.

The State Government’s Landcare Action Grants funding is supported by donations to Landcare Tasmania’s Tasmanian Landcare Fund through the JM Roberts Charitable Trust and supported by our partner Waratah Wholesale.

National Tree Day Planting Events

Mountain River (South), Wynyard (Northwest)and Bridgewater (South)

In Mountain River we will be planting to create habitat for bandicoots and to prevent erosion at a beautiful riverside location. This event received funding from the Australian Government Communities Environment Program and support from federal MP Julie Collins.

At Bridgewater the ground is set for planting a number of understorey and shrub species near the 24 Carrot Garden Botanical Institute. Thanks to the great support from Brighton Council, 24 Carrot Gardens & Fifteen Trees in making this happen.

In Wynyard we will be planting trees, shrubs, and grasses to revegetate farmland at a stunning site overlooking the Bass Strait. This event is supported by Fifteen Trees.

There are lots more activities happening around the state so have a look HERE for one near you.

Conference Program Sneak Peak!

It’s exciting times in the Landcare Tas office, as we ramp up to the 2021 Tasmanian Landcare Conference weekend, to be held in Launceston, 1st - 3rd October 2021.

We’re able to give you, our members and newsletter subscribers, a sneak peek at some of the fantastic program ahead of early bird ticket sales finishing on Monday next week!

As always, the conference day (Saturday) boasts an impressive line up of talks, workshops and panel discussions, which link in with the following day of Field Trips (Sunday). There will of course be plenty of time to sip tea and catch up with other incredible Landcarers, too!

This year’s main stage is hosted by the vibrant, thoughtful and passionate Hilary Burden! Confirmed speakers include Andrew Marlton (First Dog on the Moon), International Restoration Award Winner Todd Dudley, Jessie Panazzolo, Dr. Kerry Bridle, Dr. Cayne Layton, and Ruth Mollison!


Important Conference Dates

Today - Raffle tickets on sale now. Amazing prizes from Pennicott, Fat Pig Farm, Blundstone, several artists, and more!

19 July - Our limited, reduced price Early Bird tickets close on Monday or when they sell out. 

16 August - Nominations close for Landcare Australia's Tasmanian Landcare Awards. View categories here.

23 August - Nominations close for Landcare Tasmania's Recognition Awards. Don't be shy! We are sure you know someone who deserves to be on our Honor Roll.

Conference Volunteers: register interest now

We need you! Landcare Tas is built on volunteers, and we need help to mak this conference weekend the best it possibly can be. Prospective volunteers may register interest now to help out with a variety of activities from preparations to pack down and everything inbetween! Depending on the role you choose, those selected for a volunteer role may be eligible for complimentary pass to one or all of the weekend of events. 


Visiting students plant 1000 trees to support Meander Valley landholders

Meander Valley Project - Baldocks Road ©JakobSprickerhof

Students participating in a World Challenge program helped us plant a whopping 1,000 trees in two days to support our landscape-scale Meander Valley Catchment Project

This project allows Landcare Tasmania to work with 13 landholders in the Meander Valley to plant nearly 11,000 plants and restore parts of this productive catchment. The Meander project will help fight erosion on creeks, contribute to biodiversity conservation, and provide shelterbelts in production areas that will benefit stock, pastures and soils. Read more to see the beautiful photos from this stunning site!

The planting was supported by the State Government's Landcare Action Grants, Landcare Tasmania's Tasmanian Landcare Fund and the JM Roberts Trust, as well as conference offset donations from the ANZCA and the Ecological Society of Australia

Can you support our projects?

If you or your business would also like to donate to our programs, head to our donation page or contact us on [email protected] or (03) 6234 7117.

Landcaring: Good for you, good for the land

2021 KPMG / Landcare Australia Most of you know first-hand how good it feels to participate in community Landcare, so the results of Landcare Australia's wellbeing survey conducted by KPMG will likely be a strong validation of your experiences. It's well worth a read, for the national perspective. Check out the highlights and a link to the full report here.

How does the Tasmanian experience of community Landcare compare? 

We'll find out after everyone's had a chance to complete our Volunteer Experience Survey, which we launched during National Volunteer Week. It's completely independent from Landcare Australia's survey, but is focused on the same topic of wellbeing. Have you participated?


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 you're in their area!

Friends of Longley Area Group  - Community Group

Friends of Franklin Forest - Community Group

Hazelwood Farm - Property-based Group

Scatterbrook Farm - Property-based Group

SPRING Farm Koonya - Property-based Group

The Gardens - Property-based Group

Understory Network - Community Group

Welcome to our new Associate Members!

Associate membership is open to supporting organisations such as businesses, councils, and government agencies, with membership agreements tailored to your needs. 

Zoodoo Zoo - Zoodoo is set on the hinterlands of the Coal River Tier, a beautiful bushland backdrop directly adjoining the zoos rear boundary. Situated between the towns of Tea Tree and Richmond this 2000 acres of dry forest woodland clads the western escarpment of the Coal River Tier. Zoodoo is the current custodian of 15% of this significant patch of threatened vegetation, the remaining 85% of native vegetation on the Tier persists spread across 13 separate titles, predominately zoned as Environmental Living. 

Spring Bay Mill 

Spring Bay Mill has undergone a metamorphosis from an industrial space into a world class performance, conference and functions environment with a strong focus on sustainability. The landscape has been planted with local endemic native plants in creatively designed landscapes that establish habitat for native creatures, and inspiration and learning for all who visit. Various onsite revegetation programs are underway which also include revegetation programs in the local community along the east coast as far north as the towns of Bicheno and Coles Bay. The site also boasts a plant production nursery, highly experienced and qualified horticulturists and the support of a large volunteer community.

Become a member

Landcare is for everyone! We know there are more of you out there thinking of joining. As a grassroots movement, we support and empower you to address the environment and sustainability issues that are important in your community.


Events Calendar

See the bottom of this newsletter for a listing of member events in the coming months, and click the button to see the full Events Calendar. If your event is not listed please contact us.


Thanks for reading

The Landcare Tasmania Team

Peter Stronach - Acting CEO
Priscilla Richards - Landcare Services Manager
Rachel Larner - Finance and Administration Manager
Jenn Gason – Communications & Database Assistant
Jakob Sprickerhof –  Project and Engagement Officer
Kat Traill - Event Producer
Evie Drinnan - Executive Assistant
Joy Pfleger – Outreach and Engagement Officer