grass roots community organisation that aims to improve natural condition of the derwent catchment

Derwent Catchment Group

The Derwent Catchment Group is a grass roots community run organisation that aims to increase and improve the natural condition of the Derwent Catchment. The Catchment Group has three main focus areas:

1. Farming


2. Weed Management


3. Conservation Projects


What’s On

Information workshop for flood affected landowners

The Tasmanian Government, in partnership with Tasmanian NRM regional bodies, has announced the
$2 million Agricultural Landscape Rehabilitation Scheme (ALRS) to assist flood-affected landowners and communities through funding projects aimed at rehabilitation of land and stream systems damaged as a result of the June 2016 floods.

When: 23rd January 2-4pm

Where: Ouse Country Club, corner of Lyell Hwy and Tor Hill Rd. Ouse

Nominations close 31st March 2017

View Information here

or call NRM North 1300 043 116


Other Flood Assistance Information

Do you need assistance for flood damage issues?

The first step is to contact the taskforce - View Information here.  The Derwent Catchment will also be providing support on ground so if you have a riverbank issue or want some advice of rehabilitation of the riverbank please contact Josie 0427044700 or Eve 0429170048.

Conservation Volunteers Australia are running clean-up teams along the Ouse and Derwent River for debris which can be removed by hand. For more information contact Amy Bailey on 62311779

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Thanks to our donors

We would like to thank the following businesses for supporting our September Spring Fundraiser. A significant portion of funds raised will go towards developing the native plant nursery at the Hamilton headquarters, which will allow us to grow our own plants for regeneration projects.

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Agrarian Kitchen
Australian Wool Network
Curringa Farm
Drone Ag
Elders Bothwell
Ellendowns Southdowns
Falls of Clyde Textile Gallery
Forest Lodge
Jones River
Livestock Consulting
Meadowbank Vineyard
Moorilla Vineyard
Platypus Cottage
Pumphouse point
Roberts, Bridgewater
Stefano Lubiana Wines
Stewarts Bay Lodge
Will Chapman of Funktion catering