The Dirty Hands - September 2020

| AGM announced | Landcare + MONA | Landcare + UTAS | Awesome Donors | New Staff | 

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Gratitude for our Donors

Since 2004, donations to the Tasmanian Landcare Fund (TLF) have been used to support important on-ground work on farms, in schools and with community groups across the State. 

TLF R22 King Island NRM Currie Field Days 2017

Photo: TLF R22 King Island NRM Currie Field Days

JM Roberts Charitable Trust - our biggest donor

The biggest supporter of projects funded through the TLF has been the JM Roberts Charitable Trust, whose contributions now total over $700k and have supported almost 150 great Landcare projects on the ground.

The Trust has been particularly generous in its support of Landcare this year, with donations of almost $85k. The funding is very much a long-term investment in the Landcare community, and will include opportunities for on-ground projects as well as for formal training and qualifications (e.g. first aid, chemical use) and peer-to-peer learning of essential skills for furthering the Landcare effort and ethic.

Fifteen Trees - giving a boost to revegetation projects

Fifteen Trees has been a strong collaborator with Landcare Tasmania for a few years now, finding sponsors for native local-provenance plantings. They sponsored 5,000 plants in 2019-2020, and is sponsoring 4,000 in 2020-2021 for Landcare Tasmania's members. So far, this has helped a whopping 30 of our Individual and Group members with their revegetation projects!

Will you be our next donor?

By donating today, you can join a growing number of businesses, organisations, and individuals who support the continuing work of Landcare in Tasmania to deliver practical projects in Tasmanian communities. Both one-time and monthly financial donations are possible, as are donations of materials and services. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.


New Staff at Landcare Tasmania

Please join us in welcoming our two newest staff members!

Rachel Larner is our brand new Finance and Administration Officer. Having previously worked in the financial planning industry, she is excited to apply her administrative experience and financial management skills at Landcare Tasmania. Her usual work days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.



Jenn Gason has been working as our Communications and Database Assistant for a couple months now, but she has been a friendly face around the office since early 2019 as an office volunteer. Jenn writes for our News Blog and social media and updates the Events Calendar. Her usual work day is Wednesday.


Featured Member Group:

UTAS Landcare Society is on a roll!

Photo: UTAS Landcare Society at Falmouth

The UTAS Landcare Society is a lively crew getting around the state and joining up with other Landcare Groups to tackle weeds, plant heaps of trees, and monitor revegetation projects. They've been to Seymour, Falmouth, Scamander, Hagley, The Dial Range, Collinsvale, Acton Park, Loyetea, and even helped us out with our office move! Phew!

Check out the latest from the UTAS Landcare Society on their North East trip with Friends of Falmouth Foreshore, featuring native forest restoration, gorse annihilation, and dabbing with dabbers! Check out the Facebook photos and click the button below to download the Friends of Falmouth report.


UTAS Landcare Society member Evie Drinnan says "Thank you so much for having us!! It was truly one of  the best weekends of my life. It felt so good to accomplish so much and  the weather was beautiful."

If you'd like to get involved with this group as a volunteer or host group , contact us and we'll help you set something up. This is Community Landcare networking at it's best.

Featured Project:

Update on the Sustainable Schools Initiative with MONA's 24 Carrot Garden Program

Photo: Goodwood primary planting

The Sustainable Schools Initiative is a partnership between Landcare Tasmania and MONA's 24 Carrot Gardens, funded through the Australian Government’s Communities Environment Program (Clark electorate) and Fifteen Trees.

The project focuses on revegetation, weed management, wildlife monitoring, and zero-waste initiatives across six schools. Its aim has been to create a hands-on, meaningful and long-lasting learning opportunity for students to lead projects in native species habitat management and sustainability.  


nesting_web_small.jpgMore News Bites

Tramway Hill Landcare back in action

Who's photobombing the wildlife cameras at Collinsvale?

Landcare Victoria's return on investment study A program for Landcare Facilitators in Tasmania is something that Landcare Tasmania has been advocating for.

Fencing Tips video from Michael Nichols of Redbank Farm Landcare, a contributor to Landcare Tasmania's Sustainable Ag Working Group

For Members

Preliminary notice - Landcare Tas AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Landcare Tasmania Inc. will be held in Launceston (or via teleconference) on Sunday 25 October 2020 at 1:30pm. Financial members of Landcare Tasmania are invited to attend. You will need to register to attend the event.

The AGM is governed by the Constitution and there are deadlines for nominations for election to our Members Council and for submission of any items if Special Business to be considered.


Are you Planning a Project for 2021?

Project Bank MapMembers are invited to submit Expressions of Interest to our Project Bank NOW for projects they would like to undertake next year. It is especially important to get your projects in early if they involve planting, as plants need to be pre-ordered (i.e. sown and grown) from our partner nurseries soon. If possible, please include a species list in the 'What do you need' section.

To submit a project, Group Primary Contacts and Individual Members can log in with their registered email address, and find the yellow button to 'Click Here to Submit a Project Proposal'.


Take Action!

You can show your support and contribute to the Community Landcare movement in so many ways. What will you choose?

Your voice is more valuable than you think:

Get on-ground:

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.


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
Rachel Larner - Finance and Administration Officer
Jenn Gason – Communications & Database Assistant


Upcoming Events

Wednesday 16 September 2020

  • Tamar NRM AGM
    06:00 PM at Community Hall Meeting Space
    1 Windsor Dr, Riverside , TAS 7250

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