The Dirty Hands - March 2021

Landcare for Economic Recovery, Rodenticide Q&A session, LAG Project success, Photo competition + more


Working with Nature

A national conservation and land management stimulus proposal aims to support regional economic recovery.

Tasmania's component of the proposal will include Landcare Tasmania as the State's key delivery partner supported by the Cradle Coast Authority.

Large-scale investment in practical conservation and land management work could provide jobs for thousands of people in regional communities hard hit by COVID-19. 

More than 100 conservation, farming and land management organisations have come together to support a plan that would provide a pathway from welfare to work for thousands of people, restoring Australia’s landscapes and supporting regional economic recovery.

Government investment in ‘Working for Nature’ would support practical conservation and land management activities like tree planting, weed management, soil erosion control, bushfire recovery, restoration of bushland, rivers and creeks, feral animal control and restoration of coastal and marine habitats.


Rodenticide Info and Q&A Session this Sunday

One of the 2021 Landcare Tas Outreach Events

Artwork credit Bill Flowers, masked owlDid you know that second generation rat poisons are killing our birds of prey?

Owls, Wedge Tailed Eagles, Goshawks, and Peregrines are all species that are impacted by rodenticides. Their deaths have serious implications for native ecosystems and humans alike.

Tasmanian raptor specialist Nick Mooney, and Bonorong Vet Alex Kreiss will be sharing their knowledge in an information and Q&A session. To find out more about this concerning issue, what you can do and have your questions answered, come along to the event.

Come along this Sunday to find out what you can do to help.

Date: Sunday, 28th March 2021, 4-5pm

Location: Collinsvale Hall, 10 Hall Rd Collinsvale, TAS 7012

This event is open to the public and free of charge. Forward this to your friends!

The event is funded through the Australian Government’s Communities Environment Program



Meet Landcare Tasmania's new (and returning!) staff members

Welcome to Joy who is our Outreach and Engagement Officer, and to Evie our new Executive Assistant. We are thrilled to have them working with us. And a big welcome back to Kat Traill, Events Producer, after her stint with Mona Foma.

Joy PflegerEvie DrinnanKat Traill


A wave of positive change

Round 1 Landcare Action Grants (LAG) delivered by Landcare Tasmania

The reports are in! Enjoy this quick overview of the 11 projects supported across the state, to see how they are benefiting the land and the communities that take pride in looking after their patch. 

SCAGI with UTAS Landcare LAG Round 1

More LAG projects are currently underway, as part of 4 years of funding. We are excited to celebrate the efforts and share the successes of these projects happening all over the state.  The combination of smaller, local projects creates a wave of positive change for our environment. 


Members can submit projects to be considered for future LAG funding and other funding opportunities by logging into their member account and submitting a Project Proposal to the Landcare Tas Project Bank.

Featured Member - Welcoming Friends of Riverside

Friends of Riverside, Launceston, is a small new group who focus on the Council owned bush reserves that are part of recent subdivisions off Ecclestone Road. 


As the subdivisions are relatively recent, there is still wildlife such as bandicoots, pademelons, varied bird life - fantails, wrens, the occasional white goshawk - and in the dams live the green and gold frog.  This group is hoping to preserve the habitat and alert residents to the need to care for these places. Click through to find out what they're tackling in their first working bees.


Members, we'd love for you to share more of your stories with us! Reach us by email, or tagging us on social media @LandcareTasmania. 

Get your cameras out!

Landcare Tas Photo Competition

Here at Landcare Tasmania we are welcoming in the United Nations Decade of Ecological Restoration 2021-2030 with a Landcare Tas Photo Competition, based on key areas of restoration focus.

The competition is open to all photographers; professional, amateur and aspiring regardless of your home base as long as the photograph was taken in Tasmania. Entrants under 18 years of age require written and signed permission from a parent or legal guardian through the parental consent form.

Registration is open from Monday 12 April 9am – Monday 10 May 9am.

Stay tuned for the categories and T&C's. We can't wait to see what amazing photos you've been snapping on your Landcare adventures.

More to check out:

Francesca Landcare charm


Support Landcare Tasmania by purchasing a Francesca Conservation Charm - one tree will be planted for every charm sold.


What makes a good knapsack sprayer? Circular Head Landcare Group have used their LAP grant money to put towards a new, non-leaky knapsack for ricegrass weed spraying. 

Happy Easter from Landcare Tas with this buzzy-bum Bandicoot enjoying some healthy habitat



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!


Freycinet Peninsula Landcare Group - Community Group

Friends of the Fishponds - Community Group

Transition Tamar - Community Group

Central Highlands Tasmania Wildlife Group - Community Group

Algona Reserve Landcare - Community Group

Tasman District School - School Group

Geeveston Rail Trail Landcare Group - Community Group

Join Us!

Would you like to join the growing Community Landcare Movement?

Landcare is for everyone - whether you are an individual, a community group, a school, a landowner or land manager. As a grassroots movement, we support and empower you to address the environment and sustainability issues that are important in your community.

Annual Memberships with Landcare Tas run by the calendar year, renewing on 31 January. If you join now, your membership will be valid until 31 January 2022Download our Membership Benefits info.


Events Calendar

See below for a full listing of member events in the coming months. As many COVID-19 restrictions have lifted, please check with the organiser whether these events are indeed running or whether they have been cancelled. If your event is not listed please contact us.

Thanks for reading

The Landcare Tasmania Team

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