Lillico Penguin Platform birthday celebrations

Friends of Lillico Penguins

   The penguin viewing platform at the eastern end of the Lillico Conservation Area has hosted many thousands of visitors over the past 21 years.  For many years, and well before the permanent old viewing platform was built in 1996, dedicated Friends of Lillico volunteers have mounted a nightly vigil to await the return of […]

Trimming Wild Growth

Mount Connection There was 600 metres of quite dense vegetation reclaiming the Mount Connection Track. One of the dominant plants was Bauera, typically with masses of wiry branches that make it slow work to clear. However, since we acquired hedge trimmers the difference in what can be achieved on a day is amazing. One of these trimmers, together […]

Penguin to Cradle Trail Update

North West Tasmania suffered a rain event in June 2016 that caused major flooding in many areas. The Penguin Cradle Trail suffered damage. The Leven River catchment has been affected and in places the water was 6 to 8 metres above normal river levels. The major bridges damaged or missing in the Gunns Plains / […]

Lend a Hand to the Lobster Ponds

 Wildcare volunteers are invited to come along to the Lobster Ponds Haven, Flowerdale and see the ‘surprise’ baby  Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Lobsters.    A working bee is planned  by the Friends of the Freshwater Lobster, at the Ponds on 18th November from  9am -4pm. Apart from working through the list of jobs planned by Kevin and Russell, there will be time for […]

Desperate Plight of the OBP Film

Snowgum Press Films & The Bob Brown Foundation present the première screening of The Desperate Plight of the Orange-bellied Parrot a film by David Neilson, renowned wildlife photographer and OBP volunteer. STARRING  Matilda – World’s  first cross-fostered OBP.  (After commendable accolades in her debut season we hope she makes a return to the screen in  2017/18!) To […]

Avoiding Uniformity

Friends of Mt Field

Visitor Centre Russell Falls Track Showers were predicted although the Upper Derwent valley forecast suggested these would not be until late afternoon or evening.  We did hear from Linda, the duty Ranger, that it was cold and windy and wet in the alpine area, but at the visitor centre it remained lovely and sunny. Beside the new track […]

Tasmanian Landcare Fund Grants


Landcare Tasmania is excited to announce that the 21st round of the Tasmanian Landcare Fund Grant is OPEN. The theme is “Maintaining and Building Better Soils” and up to $15,000 per project is available for funding. Read all the details and download the guidelines and application on the Landcare Tasmania website using the link above. […]

Opportunities in October

Friends of Freycinet

‘The Good Intent’ Freycinet in October The main intention in this, our third major workbee for the year, was to complete the volunteers tentsite. This comprises a very large deck built over an old concrete tank stand and extended out with posts concreted in and bearers with treated decking, and a privacy tea tree fence. It […]

Southwest Marine Debris Cleanup


Late notice but if anyone is looking for something to do this morning then this is the talk to attend.   Coinciding with Saturday’s Salamanca market, a series of free public talks about plastic pollution in the world’s oceans will begin this weekend at the IMAS building as part of the seven week exhibition Vanishing […]

News from NRM South – Free Workshops and Bite Sized Grants


Free Workshops NRM South have organised some exciting free workshops during November: Law of the Land – presented by EDO Tas to help you understand Tasmania’s environmental laws. 4th November – Swansea. Waterbug Id – 4th November – Kingston; 12th November – Otago Bay; 19th November – South Hobart. The workshops are all free, and open to anyone in the […]

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