Other Care group support

The Huon Valley Council’s NRM Unit can provide additional support to the Huon Valley volunteer Care group network. Support includes (flyer):

Landcare Tasmania Membership

Landcare Tas membership is paid for on behalf of all Huon Valley Care Groups. This provides support to groups for administration, information, governance, insurance, promotion, networking and funding opportunities.

Professional Advice, Weed Treatment and Native Plants

Ask for advice on planning your next project. We can advise about threatened species, weeds and biosecurity risks throughout the Valley.

The Council’s NRM Unit runs a weed treatment program for Council managed land. If you are working on public land our weed contractors can conduct annual weed treatment work on the priority weeds on your ‘patch’ at no cost to your group.

The Council’s NRM Unit also provides an annual plant order of up to 100 plants through our partnership with Kingborough Council’s volunteer nursery.

Equipment

The NRM Unit holds a range of equipment for environmental volunteer Care Groups to utilise in conducting their activities. The items available include: brushcutters, secateurs, disposable face masks, safety vests and a washdown unit among many others. Care Groups can contact the Natural Resource Management Unit to request pick up of equipment.

The equipment is available thanks to a Volunteer Equipment Grant from the Commonwealth Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs awarded to the Huon Valley Council in 2009.

Extra Help

If you need more people to complete a project or get some work done there are a number of options available. Contact the NRM Unit to discuss the best option to meet your needs.

Also, keep an eye out for grant opportunities from Huon Valley Council, Landcare Tasmania, NRM South and Huon Aquaculture, among others.