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Celebrating the achievements of landcarers


The Tamar Island Wetland Cares Volunteer Group has been recognised in the 2017 Landcare Tasmania Awards.More

Horsetail Falls walk now open


Visitors to the West Coast are in for some spectacular views on the new Horsetail Falls walk near Queenstown.More

Bruny Island Neck lookout re-opens


The walkways and lookout at the Bruny Island Neck will re-open to the public today, following the completion of a new, larger car park that will provide improved access to the popular lookout.More

Join us for the Power of Parks forum at Launceston


Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) in partnership with the University of Tasmania is exploring The Power of Parks through a series of UTAS public forums celebrating the benefits that parks and reserves provide to Tasmania’s economy, society, environment and overall identity.

It’s a unique opportunity to hear from a panel of internationally renowned thinkers and take part in the third of a series of three forums held around the state.  The forum is on Thursday 1 September 2016 at Lecture Theatre 5, Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, Newnham Campus, Launceston, from 6.00 to 7.30 pm.

Keynote speakers include celebrated economist Saul Eslake, Tasmanian commentator and author Peter Hay, Distinguished Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, University of Tasmania Jamie Kirkpatrick AM, and respected Tasmanian Aboriginal elder Patsy Cameron.

The panel presentations will be followed by a Q&A session.

The event is part of the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) celebrations of the centenary of national parks in Tasmania during 2016.

Two of Tasmania’s most loved parks, Freycinet and Mount Field, were first reserved on 29 August 1916 and this milestone for Tasmania is being celebrated during the year.

Please RSVP your interest on the University of Tasmania’s Events page at http://www.events.utas.edu.au/2016/september/the-power-of-parks-launceston

For more information on the centenary and events visit the special centenary website at www.parks.tas.gov.au/centenary