Your monthly NRM update for Southern Tasmania
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The warmer weather days are seeing many of us heading outdoors to enjoy our gardens, beaches and bushwalks. It's a great time of year to be enjoying all that Tasmania's natural resources have to offer. Read on to find out more about what NRM South has been up to over the last few weeks as we gear up for another busy Spring/Summer season.
Our annual report is online!
Did you know NRM South has worked with over 140 partners, and on 103 projects over the last year? Or awarded nearly $185k to 55 community projects? For more information on what we've been up to in the last 12 months, check out our hot off the press digital copy of the 2015-16 Annual Report. For a full pdf of the report, head to our website.
Naturally Inspired Grants - opening soon!
The next round of our annual grants program will be opening a little earlier than usual and have increased available funding (this will be the last grant round under current NLP regional delivery for NRM South from now until June 2018). Round 10 of our Naturally Inspired Grants for community groups, schools, farmers and conservation landholders will be launched at the end of November, and will have additional funding available. Like us on Facebook and be first to know all the details!

National Landcare Programme review - Closes 14 October

The Australian Government is currently undertaking a review of the delivery arrangements for the National Landcare Programme to inform future decision making through a stakeholder survey. The current NLP provides regional delivery funds to June 2018, and this review will shape the programme into the future. Find out more here.

NRM South encourages all communities involved in natural resource management to participate in the survey, including those who have engaged with NRM organisations and Landcare Tasmania, sought funding through the 25th Anniversary of Landcare, Small Agriculture grants or other programs within the NLP - such as 20 Million Trees.

The photo is of the recent "A day on the marsh" event run by Southern Beaches Landcare Coastcare and supported by NLP funding through an NRM South Naturally Inspired grant - further details on this event below.

Regional Strategy released
In case you missed it, NRM South recently released our accredited 2015-2020 Regional Strategy for Southern Tasmania. This document provides a road map to guide NRM activities and is the result of many months of planning and consultation with a range of stakeholders. You can download a pdf of the strategy from our website or, if you'd like a hard copy version, please get in touch with our office.
Day on the Saltmarsh
On Sunday 28 August, Southern Beaches Landcare Coastcare held their inaugural festival, ‘A Day on the Marsh’ and it was a roaring success. Around 500 people attended throughout the day, enjoying the science, art, walks and talks, display stalls, kids activities, volleyball, music and food. The festival was supported by an NRM South Naturally Inspired Grant, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme. For the full story and images from the day, click here.
Our Waterways Conference
The D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration’s Mini-Conference was held on Tuesday the 30th of August and was a great success – in fact there was nothing ‘mini’ about the conference after all! A full house of attendees came to listen to talks on waterway condition, biodiversity and marine protection, seaweeds, gulls, marine mammals and coastal hazards. Head to our website for images and an audio snippet of NRM South's Nepelle Crane on ABC Radio’s Drive program with Louise Saunders.
Green Army nest boxes
In July 2016, illegal wood harvesting at a site in Bucklands saw the destruction of numerous nesting trees used by critically endangered Swift Parrots. In an effort to help remediate some of this damage, we were glad to send out our regional NRM South/Landcare Tasmania Green Army team to help ANU researcher Dejan Stojanovic build and install a series of nest boxes throughout the area. Click here to read the full story.
Extinction Matters Bioblitz
A BioBlitz is a festival of science in nature - an effort by the community, working with scientists and naturalists, to discover and record as many living things as possible. Last month, at the Queens Domain in Hobart, at least 167 species were identified over the 30-hour period and an amazing 240 species were identified at the Latrobe site. A Tasmanian Threatened Species rap was produced to mark the occasion.   
 
DESKTOP WALLPAPER FOR OCTOBER
Keep track of your year with our new series of monthly desktop wallpaper backgrounds featuring scenes from around Southern Tasmania. Click on the image to access the full res version for your own calendar desktop background, care of NRM South.
The annual Huon Show will be on at the Ranelagh Showgrounds on Saturday 12th of November. There'll be lots of activities on offer for people of all ages - stop by the NRM South stand if you are passing through!  Click here for more information.
A small holder and hobby farmer field day (free entry) featuring special guest presentations, market stalls, chats with industry experts, practical farming demonstrations, fun activities for the kids and much more. Located at the TasTafe FREER Farm, Mooreville Road, Burnie.   Check the facebook event page for more information

The Aussie Backyard Bird Count runs from the 17 – 23 of October. You too can make every bird count this spring by joining thousands of Australians who will be taking part in this nationwide bird survey, so get your friends and family together, head out into your back yard and tally up your local feathered visitors!                  http://aussiebirdcount.org.au/

The 2016 Bruny Island Bird Festival is a celebration of Bruny's birds, habitats and landscapes featuring a range of events for children and families, for experienced birdwatchers and novices alike. We are proud to sponsor this event once again.  Visit the event page for more information
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