February 2016 Riverspace update

February 2016 Riverspace update

Established in 2008, NRM North’s Tamar Estuary and Esk Rivers (TEER) Program is a regional partnership between the statutory agencies responsible for waterway management within the Tamar Estuary and Esk River catchments. The TEER area covers approximately 15% of Tasmania and includes the Tamar, North Esk, South Esk, Macquarie, Brumby-Lake and Meander River catchments.

In 2014, the TEER Program secured funding to undertake catchment management activities through the ‘Tamar River and Recovery Plan’ and the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program. Through this Plan and funding source, NRM North are implementing a Riverbank Erosion Grants program in association with landholder and land managers across the TEER area.

The key objective of the Riverbank Erosion Grants program is to reduce sediment loads, nutrients and other pollutants from entering the Tamar Estuary through the management of waterway and floodplain erosion. The works will prevent an estimated 782 m3/ year of sediment from entering the waterways and potentially ending up in the Tamar River Estuary.

Read more here.