A Coat of many Colours

Friends of Freycinet

(In Colourful Freycinet)  It was no ordinary PWS structure.  A team of architectural students designed it. We think the brief was to put as many fiddly bits on it as possible, and then paint it in 3 colours, green, blue and purple.  It is the cutest outdoor theatre projection box around.  It took 4 of […]

Thank you to “Vollies”

Friends of Freycinet

We have received this lovely thank you. From: Alison Lai <CEO@volunteeringtas.org.au> Subject: Congratulations to your volunteers Date: 19 May 2017 at 9:48:15 PM AEST To: “ssalier@bigpond.com” <ssalier@bigpond.com> Dear Sally My name is Alison Lai and I am the CEO of Volunteering Tasmania. Sally, I was reaching out to say congratulations on the work that you […]

Get Outside – Nepali Elders trip

The newly graduated Get Outside Leaders organised and ran a trip for their elders to Mount Field National Park recently. It was a brilliant trip with 42 people including elders and children, strolling to Russell Falls and picnicking followed by dancing by the river. The oldest person was 82 and said through an interpreter “this […]

Almost Half Way

Devils Throne Reroute On the day prior to the scheduled work we learnt that Pinnacle Road may be closed until 10 AM, because of helicopter shuttling track materials.  By late afternoon notice was received that the road would in fact be open, so the work was able to go ahead. Peter clearing vegetation The previous […]

Finding the Farm at Farm Cove

In January 2016, Macquarie Harbour was simultaneously attacked by several small fires. The one at Goulds Point at the tip of Farm Cove exposed the farm used by Sarah Island Convicts circa 1825. After those fires were extinguished, each time we’d sail past those burnt hills we wondered what historical treasures might be revealed. A […]

Friends of Melaleuca working bee 8-15 March 2017

  Sun shines on Melaleuca ‘Huey’ was very kind to Friends of Melaleuca during the March working bee this year. It was exceptionally fine during the week until weather delayed some flights on the last day. The working bee was enabled by funding from an internal grant from Wildcare. An enthusiastic and competent team of […]

Cutting, Counting & Cleaning at Cradle

At last, on the third attempt, the Hounslow Heath Circuit track has been pruned back. We started this in October last year, got snowed under, literally and had to leave it unfinished. The second attempt got a lot further but there was so much to do it needed another supreme effort on the 6th May. […]

Keep Macquarie Harbour Beautiful

While on a kayaking expedition on Macquarie harbour in March, SPRATS volunteer and WILDCARE Board member Sally Simco tied a foam buoy in a tree as a marker of a stash of marine debris gathered at Asbestos Point Beach, not far from Sarah Island.  It was decided that a reward would be offered to whoever collected the buoy and returned it to […]