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

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Projects 2016-17

It’s been a busy year for the Derwent Catchment Project. Here is a list of the projects we’ve been working on over the past 12 months. Agricultural best practice program Pasture Hub – locally relevant source of pasture data and resources for graziers Nutrient works program Farm […]

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Annual Report 2017 Derwent Catchment Project

Have a look at what we’ve achieved over the past year. View information here

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Ouse River Flood Recovery funding outcome

Following our initial application for $1.1 million for the Ouse Flood Recovery project we have been successful in obtaining $465,000, which is a great outcome given the limited resources available. We are now back at the drawing board to re-evaluate what can be done with the allocated […]

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Catchment update

Get all the latest news about what’s been happening in the catchment. View Information here

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Name change for DCNRM

At our General Meeting late last year a motion was passed to change the name of our group. The main reason is that Derwent Catchment NRM Committee is confused with government organisations such as NRM South and we wish to establish a clear community identity and focus. […]

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Thanks to our donors

We would like to thank the following businesses for supporting our September 2016 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. Click on […]

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Derwent Catchment Group Annual Report 2016

Derwent Catchment Group Annual Report 2016 view here

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Poatina Fire Project Concludes

Thanks to the efforts of two hard working teams of two, the Poatina ragwort control program works have been completed. The teams, guided by the very accurate helicopter mapping of ragwort infestations undertaken in February 2015, worked for 4 weeks covering an 11,000ha area. Despite the difficult […]

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Poatina Fire Project Part 2

Hi this is Trish, who is helping out Josie and Eve, reporting from an office desk with not a helicopter in sight! The ragwort control project is in full-swing as I type with Jarrah, our person on the ground reporting that that ‘four staff working in teams […]

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Poatina Fire Project

On Wednesday just passed, the 25th Feb, Kathy Van Dullemen and myself (Eve Lazarus) spent 5 hours heli-weed-mapping with master pilot Nick Talbot of Tasmanian Helicopters. We flew over the whole Poatina Fire area – east of the Great Lake, Cramps Bay across to Arthur’s Lake, above […]

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