Terrific Trimmers

Written by Adrian Blackman, Secretary of the Friends of Wellington Park The hills are alive with the sound of…petrol-powered hedge trimmers (at least occasionally). When the Friends of Wellington Park are not constructing tracks they are taking care of them. We look after 18 km of tracks, complementing the work done by Hobart and Glenorchy […]

Tas Community Fund Grants Open


The Tasmanian Community Fund invites organisations to apply for grants under our latest general grant round, which is now open. Funding available: Around $3 million is available for allocation this round. There are three funding streams this round – SMALL GRANTS up to $20 000 MEDIUM GRANTS $20 001 to $90 000 LARGE collaborative increasing […]

Friends of Bass Strait Islands workingbees for 2018

FoBSI will be running 2 workingbees in 2018 to continue the eradication of African Boxthorn from Roydon Island (an uninhabited 37 Ha island just off the W coast of Flinders Island, part of the Furneaux Island group at the E end of Bass Strait). Both workingbees will be a fortnight long and volunteers will be camping […]

Betsys Bay Track Cleanup

This beautiful walk linking Macquarie Harbour to the wild west coast has long been a bit of eye sore caused by human trash, mainly beer cans! Admittedly some empties were used to mark the few difficult parts of an otherwise easy to follow track. BUT thanks to Jack and Jude, Wildcare Friends of Macquarie Harbour, […]

Great to Be Out There

Friends of Mt Field

Lake Nicholls Track Saturday 20 January 2018 On a warm sunny morning we organised the tasks to be undertaken. Alan opted to spend the day watering plants at the visitor centre, while the rest of us either went for trimming vegetation or adding marker poles to the upper sections of the track between Lake Rayner […]

Janelle’s Contribution Continues

We were all saddened to hear of the sudden death of Janelle Louise Payne on Friday 5th January this year.  Janelle was an active Wildcare member.  She enjoyed her two stints at the Bruny Island Quarantine Station and life itself to the fullest. Janelle did so much with the life she was given, and gave so […]

Finer Than Expected

Thark Ridge Uncertainty about the weather made the decision to go ahead with the work difficult. If made according to the forecast then it would have been cancelled, especially given that the work was in an alpine environment. However, there have been several occasions where the day turned out nicer than expected, so a decision was left until […]


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Reduced Scrub

Tom Thumb Track The track to Tom Thumb has been subject to a few comments about it being scrubby and there has been confusion as to where it starts for some people.   On this opportune day we set off with Peter from PWS down the rough Big Bend Fire Trail in a tough 4WD to add a sign to […]

New Tasmanians Learn Skills to Enjoy the Bush

On December 12th, Get Outside with Community hosted a training day, Exploring Tasmania Safely. Our audience were students from the Young Migrant English Programme at TAFE, who were finishing up their study responsibilities for the year and looking forward to summer holidays. These students come from diverse cultural backgrounds, with most newly arrived in Tasmania […]