New Snowy Range Wildcare group


Working bees run by Environment Tasmania on the Lake Skinner Track in November 2014 and May 2015 have been so popular that our volunteers are now setting up their own Wildcare group to take on the long term maintenance of this and other tracks in the Snowy Mountains. Walks in the Snowy Range such as the […]

Halting the Spread

Two years ago we started work in an area close to the boundary of Wellington Park that was infested with a huge field of Erica.  It was in a valley off Kalang Avenue where part of a hillside that had once been cleared, perhaps for small fruit farming.  It was also somewhat unusual in that […]

Western Tiers Wildcare Group

Volunteers who have been working on Higgs Track are setting up the new Western Tiers Wildcare group . 17 volunteers have been working with Environment Tasmania to complete track repairs to 100m of  track from the car park to the foot bridge. Volunteers have been provided with training to learn about stone work, gravelling, and […]

On Sale Now

Friends of Tasman Island

 Spectacular 2016 Lighthouses of Tasmania Calendar  an all Tasmanian production “The condition of the Service is favourable.  Extensive renewals of plant and equipment are required at some of the light-houses.  ….  Some of the light-keepers are far above the age at which a man may be termed able-bodied.” Commander CRW Brewis, RN In 1911 former […]

Biosecurity Visits Historic Site

Biosecurity – Steps into the Past Biosecurity Tasmania is the division of DPIPWE responsible for leading the biosecurity effort in Tasmania in partnership with the community and industry.  On Sunday 20th September Sabatino Cesile  Senior Biosecurity Officer took time out to visit the quarantine station on Bruny Island and to assist the ‘Friends of Bruny Island […]

Ambition Fulfilled

Friends of Mt Field

For several years the Friends of Mount Field have harboured the ambition of reopening access to Beatties Tarn. The original track was very badly located and simply went the shortest route, including a substantial portion through a very wet sphagnum flat through which the tarn outflow spread. The park management plan suggests a re-route of […]

Bruny Quarantine Station Treasures

Hobnailed Boots at  the Bruny  Island Quarantine Station. Winter caretakers, Sandra and Rob James (pictured), have been busy at the Bruny Island Quarantine Station on Killora Road. Sandra discovered three small sized hobnailed leather boot heels as she was energetically chipping weeds during the working bee on Tuesday September 1st. We wonder who wore the original […]

A spectacular Endemic Epacris

Good fortune was with us today, with pleasant, sunny and warm conditions together with the Epacris acuminate being in full flower. The Chapel access track for the drive to the Epacris site was dry which meant a quicker trip than if Montrose had to be used. The Epacris acuminate or Clasping-leaf heath as the common […]

Friends of Maatsuyker Island Art Auction

Friends of Maatsuyker Island

Tuesday 13th October, 2015 Derwent Sailing Squadron, Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay FOMI invites bids for this beautiful painting of the Maatsuyker Island lighthouse. Funds raised will contribute towards urgent conservation works on the lighthouse. The winning bid will be announced at this year’s FOMI AGM. The FOMI AGM will be held on Tuesday 13th October […]

Friends of Maatsuyker Island AGM & Art Auction

Friends of Maatsuyker Island

Tuesday 13th October, 2015 Derwent Sailing Squadron, Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay AGM commences 6.00 pm, followed by dinner at 6.30 pm. If you would like to stay for dinner please arrive at the DSS and order by 5.45 pm. Join us for the Friends of Maatsuyker Island AGM, annual dinner and art auction. This year’s […]

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