21 April 2016

Foundation for national Parks & Wildlife April 2016


Dear Peter,
Welcome to your
The monthly e-newsletter of the Backyard Buddies program.
B-mail lets you know what buddies you're likely to see in your backyard this month, and provides simple tips to transform your suburban backyard into a habitat haven.
This month, B-mail is all about shy buddies who are still easy to spot.


 
Email your stories about your Backyard Buddies to Felicity at fharvey@fnpw.org.au and you could feature in B-mail!
Tasmania needs your help to recover from the recent devastating bushfires. There are some great prizes you could win too!

Enjoy your B-mail!
Ian Darbyshire
CEO Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife
 
FNPW
  
 
Backyard Buddies
  

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City of Hobart Bushcare News 21 April 2016


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City of Hobart Bushcare Fortnightly News Update

Hi Bushcarers, I was recently lucky enough to work with an amazing group of new volunteers to our program - climbers. Last week we had our inaugural Cragcare working bee at the Hobart Rivulet and it was a huge success. You will be able to read more about Cragcare in the Winter edition of the Bandicoot Times.  I am also excited to invite you all to Bushcare and NRM South's Volunteer Week Celebration and Caring for our Environment Photography Exhibition. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet up with other volunteers and celebrate environmental volunteerism. Hope to see you there.
  - Lisa Cawthen, Bushcare Coordinator
The inaugural Cragcare working bee in South Hobart - lots of laughs and love for our open spaces, April 2016

National Volunteer Week Celebration

Please find above your invitation to our National Volunteer Week celebration, featuring a photo exhibition from our recent “Caring for the Environment” photo competition.  By the way, it’s not too late to get an entry in for the competition which closes on April 25th - there are some great prizes to be won! Visit NRM South's website for further information.
You can RSVP by Email or via Eventbrite

Awards - Please Nominate Your Group

City of Hobart Volunteer Recognition Awards
Each year the City of Hobart invites all community organisations that operate in the Hobart municipal area to nominate for a Volunteer Recognition Award.
Two volunteers from each nominated community organisation are invited to a Volunteer Recognition Reception to receive an award on behalf of all volunteers in their organisation.
Last year there were no representatives from any of Hobart's bushcare groups!
Please note that attendance is by registration only. Due to space limitations we only offer two places to nominated volunteers in each organisation. Volunteers who require assistance should contact Joel Winter 6278 2413.
Volunteer Awards Presentation
A Volunteer Recognition Reception will be held in the Hobart Town Hall on 18 May 2016 to publicly celebrate the valuable contribution made by volunteers to our community.
Nomination Forms
Nominate your volunteers to represent your organisation at the awards ceremony by completing either the online form below or by downloading and submitting a volunteer nomination form.
Nominate your volunteers now using the online form: Use this link to nominate OR
Nominate your volunteers by downloading and completing a nomination form:
Enquiries
For further information or clarification about your eligibility to apply please contact Community Development on (03) 6238 2413. Or email to
Tasmanian Volunteering Awards
Congratulations to all of the finalists. A list of finalists is available here.
Can you or your group re-use pallets?
Freedom Furniture Hobart have offered volunteers their wooden pallets (not the blue ones) for use to be recycled into something like a nest box. If you or your group are interested, please email them here.

UTAS CARES

UTAS Cares now as a website where you can find out what's happening and how your group can be involved.

Grants

The 2016 Dr Edward Hall Environment Grants (Round 6) closing next week!
The 2016 Dr Edward Hall Environment Grants (Round 6) are now open. There is a total of $30,000 available each year with the maximum grant of $5,000 for community groups, businesses and primary and secondary schools.
The grants are open to all schools, community groups and businesses operating in the Hobart municipal area only. Follow the links to the application forms and information on grants.
Culturally Inspired EOI’s: OPEN 7 MARCH-27 APRIL
Culturally Inspired grants of up to $5,000 are available for Aboriginal people and organisations to undertake on-ground works and activities such as cultural and environmental awareness activities, support for training, development of Healthy Land and Sea Plans, on ground actions for sustainable land management and support to youth education or cultural mentoring activities.

Events for your calendar

National Volunteer Week Celebration and Announcement of Photo Competition Winners
11 May 2016, 3:30 - 5:30pm, the Sustainability Learning Centre, Mt Nelson
National Tree Day      
31 July 2016
12-13 August 2016, Princes Wharf Shed 1, Hobart
Want to know more? Watch the 2015 FOBI video and see if you can spot Bushcare here.
Bushcare's Major Day Out         
11 Sept 2016, 2-4:30pm, Ridgeway Park

Landcare Australia News


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Landcare Australia Support Grants 2016
The Landcare Australia Support Grants 2016 are intended to help Landcare groups fund projects and activities which will improve the health of the environment in their local area.
All volunteer-based community groups that embrace the Landcare ethos are invited to apply for a grant of up to $1,000 (ex. GST) to support core activities or capacity building measures.
A total of $50,000 is available on a competitive basis. Applications are open now, and close on 28 April 2016 (5.00pm EST).
Landcare Australia Support Grants - learn more or apply now
Landcare Australia Special Projects Grants 2016
Landcare Australia is offering grants to farming and Landcare groups to undertake projects that protect environmental assets, address priority issues and improve the health of the environment.
Groups are invited to apply for a grant of up to $15,000 (ex. GST) to support projects that focus one of the following areas:
  • Biodiversity and threatened species; and
  • Sustainable Agriculture.
For more information, login (or sign up if you’re not already a member) to the Landcare Australia Communities Portal.
Applications open on Monday, 18 April and close on Friday, 20 May (5.00pm EST).
Login to the grants portal now
Landcare Australia
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PO Box 5666, West Chatswood NSW 1515
Street Address: Level 1, 6 Help Street, Chatswood NSW 2067
Email: lif@landcareaustralia.com.au
Phone: 1800 151 105
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04 April 2016

City of Hobart Bushcare 4 April 16


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City of Hobart Bushcare Fortnightly News Update

Hi Bushcarers, Happy International Dark Sky Week, a week to think about how lights are impacting our open spaces. I will be at an up and coming film about this next week, so hope to see you there. In other news, last week, the Australasian Bat Society were in Hobart, and joined our Wildlife Monitoring Workshops to survey bats at Fern Tree. Over 40 researchers assisted, capturing 29 bats, including all 8 resident species. It is was a terrific collaboration. The conference also showcased the power of community action,  with presentations from a range of community groups from across Australia.  If you want to promote what your group are doing, please e-mail me some short articles or photos for inclusion in our Winter newsletter.
  - Lisa Cawthen, Bushcare Coordinator

Competition time

Have you entered? if not do it today! There are terrific prizes!!!
This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase what your bushcare group is all about! Entries now close 25 April.
Prizes include: A 3 hour cruise for 2 people with Pennicott Wilderness Cruises, photography tuition experiences with Shutterbug Walkabout, an outdoor classroom experience at the Sustainability Learning Centre, a classroom tutorial with Sonia Singh – creator of Tree Change Dolls, family passes to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Plants of Tasmania nursery vouchers and book vouchers.

Awards

City of Hobart Volunteer Recognition Awards
Each year the City of Hobart invites all community organisations that operate in the Hobart municipal area to nominate for a Volunteer Recognition Award.
Two volunteers from each nominated community organisation are invited to a Volunteer Recognition Reception to receive an award on behalf of all volunteers in their organisation.
Please note that attendance is by registration only. Due to space limitations we only offer two places to nominated volunteers in each organisation. Volunteers who require assistance should contact Joel Winter 6278 2413.
Volunteer Awards Presentation
A Volunteer Recognition Reception will be held in the Hobart Town Hall on 18 May 2016 to publicly celebrate the valuable contribution made by volunteers to our community.
Nomination Forms
Nominate your volunteers to represent your organisation at the awards ceremony by completing either the online form below or by downloading and submitting a volunteer nomination form.
Nominate your volunteers now using the online form: Use this link to nominate
Nominate your volunteers by downloading and completing a nomination form:
Enquiries
For further information or clarification about your eligibility to apply please contact Community Development on (03) 6238 2413. Or email to

 

THIS WEEKEND - Special working bee

Niree Lane Project - 10 April, 10am-4:30pm, End of Niree Lane, off Niree Heights, Sandy Bay.
Mount Nelson and Lambert Gully Bushcare groups are joining forces on the Niree Lane project, in an effort to help rehabilitate a small weed infested pocket of bushland for wildlife.  Tackling the project across a full day and combining two intrepid groups,  we will be sure to see the power of community action. Volunteers are welcome to come for an hour, or the whole day.

Grants

The 2016 Dr Edward Hall Environment Grants (Round 6) are now open!
The 2016 Dr Edward Hall Environment Grants (Round 6) are now open. There is a total of $30,000 available each year with the maximum grant of $5,000 for community groups, businesses and primary and secondary schools.
The grants are open to all schools, community groups and businesses operating in the Hobart municipal area only. Follow the links to the application forms and information on grants.
Culturally Inspired EOI’s: OPEN 7 MARCH-27 APRIL
Culturally Inspired grants of up to $5,000 are available for Aboriginal people and organisations to undertake on-ground works and activities such as cultural and environmental awareness activities, support for training, development of Healthy Land and Sea Plans, on ground actions for sustainable land management and support to youth education or cultural mentoring activities.
Waterways to Coast EOI’s: OPEN 21 MARCH-15 APRIL
Waterways to Coasts grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects that support the community to undertake specific actions that will result in better restoration and conservation outcomes for the southern Tasmanian waterways and coast. The focus areas include saltmarsh and wetlands, estuaries and coastal lagoons, marine and terrestrial threatened species habitat and rivers

NEXT WEEKEND - new group

There are two ‘crag care’ days scheduled for climbers to help out with the Fruehauf project in South Hobart. This is pretty exciting, and will be a fun opportunity for climbers to help care for their crags (climbing areas).
The crag care days will take place on:
Saturday 16 April at 9am-12.30pm
Saturday 30 April at  9am-2pm

Events for your calendar

National Volunteer Week Celebration and Announcement of Photo Competition Winners
11 May 2016, 3:30 - 5:30pm, the Sustainability Learning Centre, Mt Nelson
National Tree Day Planting       
24 July 2016, 10am-12:30pm at Cornelian Bay
12-13 August 2016, Princes Wharf Shed 1, Hobart
Want to know more? Watch the 2015 FOBI video and see if you can spot Bushcare here.
Bushcare's Major Day Out         
11 Sept 2016, 2-4:30pm, Ridgeway Park

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