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Removing weeds from Taroona Park recreation area, 9th September 2018

Post Date: Sep 30 2018

On Sunday 9th September a group of TEN volunteers weeded the blackberries, cotoneasters, boneseed and briar rose in the bushland recreation area north of the Taroona Beach boat ramp. It was encouraging to see healthy regeneration of native species including Astroloma, Poa, Lomandra, and Eucalyptus. TEN has worked to maintain this area of important swift parrot habitat over many years.

National Tree Day planting at Taroona Primary School July 28th 2018

Post Date: Aug 19 2018

On Saturday 28th July 2018 TEN members combined with an enthusiastic group of parents, teachers and students of Taroona Primary School to plant trees, shrubs and ground covers on the western side of the school. TEN members also assisted in clearing dead vegetation and weeds and removing green waste. A most enjoyable and productive morning in beautiful sunny conditions was followed the next day by a gentle rain to provide the plants with an ideal start.

TAROONA'S FABULOUS FUNGI!

Post Date: Jun 15 2014

On Sunday 8th June 2014, 50 Taroona residents enjoyed a "Finding Fabulous Fungi" walkabout organised by TEN and led by Tasmania's fungi experts and local residents Genevieve Gates and David Ratkowsky.

TAROONA COASTAL DISCOVERY TRAIL - finally finished!

Post Date: Mar 18 2014

We're delighted to announce the completion of our podcast trail - "Taroona Coastal Discovery Trail". As you walk the coastal track you can listen to audio interview with 10 local experts on various topics, ranging from the mouhenneener Aboriginal people, the first Europeans to take up land in Taroona, the Shot Tower, Batchelors Grave, coastal plants, shells, algae, birds and the health of the Derwent River.

TAROONA SCHOOL BUSHLAND - INTERPRETIVE PLANT TOTEMS

Post Date: Oct 18 2013

20 interpretive plant totems have just been installed throughout the schools bushland. Taroona Primary School, with the help of TEN, applied for an NRM grant to fund the production of the totems.

AUGUST 2013 WORKING BEE REPORT - MELINGA TO NORWOOD FORESHORE

Post Date: Aug 04 2013

A nice relaxing, sunny and social morning was enjoyed by seven volunteers as we made our way from Melinga Place through to Norwood Avenue foreshore. We dealt with small seedlings, most of which could be hand-pulled, including boneseed, canary broom, briar, blackberry, cotoneaster and the odd South Australian invasive wattle (Acacia pycnantha) and South African cape wattle. Also dealt with two large fennel plants on the Melinga Beach foreshore.

JULY 2013 WORKING BEE REPORT - TAROONA PARK

Post Date: Jul 07 2013

TAROONA PARK BUSHLAND - After a chilly start, we soon warmed up as we 'grazed' our way across the bushland. This piece of remnant bushland is very healthy, with Jane, Rowena, Ann and Fi having to deal with only the occasional small cotoneaster, blackberry, briar rose and boneseed. The far northern boundary, adjacent IMAS and the DPIPWE properties is not so great, with Nigel, John and Gustaaf being buried in blackberry for a couple of hours. 

TEN GOES UNDERWATER

Post Date: Feb 28 2013

Recently TEN was awarded an NRM Naturally Inspired Grant for $4400 to record the natural values of Taroona's marine and intertidal environment. TEN will be working with local marine scientists and students at Taroona High School to undertake the surveys of our marine and intertidal species. The area of focus will be from Dixons Reef to Crayfish Point. There will be opportunity for members of the local community to also participate in collection of data at several 'Intertidal Field Days' (planned for Spring 2013).

MORE REASONS TO LOVE TAROONA'S FORESHORE!

Post Date: Mar 02 2012

This is a continuation of the news story below, with more interviews. Due to file size, only a few can be uploaded to each news page. Click on the title to view the files to listen.

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT TAROONA'S FORESHORE!

Post Date: Mar 02 2012

During the buzz of the last Taroona Seaside Festival (Nov 2011), Taroona residents were interviewed at random by Taroona High Grade 10 student Ollie Mackay. (click on the title for more) Ollie asked the question: "What do you love about the Taroona's foreshore?". Here are some of the responses. (open the files with i-Tunes or Quick Time Player).

TAROONA FORESHORE COAST TO CLIFF PODCAST

Post Date: Dec 09 2011

With grant funds TEN is currently developing a podcast for the foreshore track. TEN members are working alongside two THS 'Exploring the Coastline' students to conduct interviews of ten local residents, all experts in their field, on various features along the foreshore, including Aboriginal heritage, European history, geology, birds, plants, shells, marine algae, the work of IMAS at Crayfish Point, and the Derwent Estuary Program. Two Grade 7 students are also filming the interviews. The podcast is expected to be completed early 2012.

PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT - TEN AND TAROONA HIGH SCHOOL

Post Date: Sep 08 2011

Recently, the school initiated a Partnership Agreement with us to acknowledge our involvement in helping to care for its natural areas. It is an encouraging agreement, which recognises and appreciates our work in the past, and provides some parameters for the future. For many years, TEN have been assisting the school to manage its coastal foreshore, gully and bushland by removing invasive weeds, planting natives and encouraging natural regeneration to restore biodiversity.

WHAT'S HAPPENING TO TAROONA'S EUCALYPTS?

Post Date: Oct 08 2010

8/10/10 - Sudden browning of the foliage on the eucalypts along Taroona's ridgetop, the Southern Outlet and Bonnet Hill was first noticed in mid-August 2010. The TEN network did what it does best - we networked! Within a few days, botanists, ecologists, foresters, entomologists and zoologists were on the job and involved in investigations as to the cause. Initially thought to be suffering from drought, it was soon realised that a billion tiny caterpillars had been munching their way through the canopies. 

SITE ACTION PLANS (2008-2012)

Post Date: Oct 08 2009

With grant funds from the Australian Govt Envirofund program, TEN engaged Northbarker Ecosystem Services to prepare site Action Plans for our work areas (Hinsby Beach to Taroona High School). 

The document presents a 5 year Action Plan to direct future weed management and planting of the foreshore and adjacent reserves. The report also includes detailed weed maps, native vegetation maps and geology notes.

The report was prepared in collaboration with Kingborough Council and has been endorsed by them