Meander Valley Gazette

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Landcare strong in the Valley

RuralJoanne Eisemann

THIS MONTH, Landcare Tasmania welcomed the Minister for Primary Industries and Water, the Hon. Guy Barnett, to ‘Colynn’ at Westbury to see the work of Quamby Bend Landcare Group members – and how their long-term collaboration has resulted in major improvements to the health of the Meander River. Rod Knight, Landcare Tasmania CEO, said interest in community Landcare had grown at an ‘exceptional rate’ with almost 60 new groups forming in the past two years, taking the total number of groups in the state to 220.

“The growth of involvement in Landcare highlights that Tasmanians are both generous and willing to tackle a wide range of environment and sustainability issues.”

This year is the 25th anniversary of Landcare Tasmania who will be at Hagley Farm School in April at the Tasmanian Agriculture Productivity Group (TAPG) Precision Ag Expo.

TAPG Expos bring together producers, manufacturers, agribusiness and government to address issues of common concern to primary, secondary and service levels of Tasmanian agriculture.

WHEN: 17th April 2019, 10.00am – 2.00pm.

WHERE: Hagley Farm School,

CONTACT: support@landcaretas.org.au or 6234 7117.