Wellington Park Bushcare
The aim of our members is to maintain and enhance the native flora and fauna of the major natural icon of Hobart, Wellington Park and to educate Park users of the high biodiversity values and ways to protect them. The major focus is to halt the spread of weed species and where possible, eradicate .
Our work has now expanded to assisting land managers, particularly the Parks & Wildlife Service with maintenance and improvement of walking tracks.
Where we work
Wellington Park is a highly significant 18 400 ha public reserve that contains over 30 threatened plant and animal species.It is only 5km from the centre of Hobart and Glenorchy and is a prime recreational and tourist site. It is a reserve highly valued and utilised by the whole population of the region and one the community plays an active part in looking after.
What we do
The aim of the Wildcare Wellington Park Bushcare group is to maintain and enhance the native flora and fauna of the major natural icon of Hobart, Wellington Park and to educate Park users of the high biodiversity values and ways to protect them. The major focus is to endeavour to halt the spread of weed species and eradicate where possible and on track maintenance.
The group provides opportunity for volunteers to repair environmental damage stemming from weeds and gain a sense of achievement and involvement in a project that has long term environmental and community benefit.
Quite a number of the people involved have a bushwalking background and a deep interest in preserving our local mountain park.
The group has a focus on weed control and track maintenance and we work at a variety of locations in the park. The main weeds tackled are Erica, Gorse and Broom. The track work is within the PWS managed areas of Wellington Range.
Regular working bees are held on the first Tuesday of each month with various other days during the year.
Who do we volunteer with?
The management of Wellington Park is coordinated by the Wellington Park Management Trust and is undertaken by Hobart City and Glenorchy City Councils, the Parks and Wildlife Service and the community. We work alongside all of these organisations as appropriate.
Peter Franklin Ph 6228 4889
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