Join the Wildcare Board

Wildcare is seeking expressions of interest for up to 8 Board positions, including a Chair. (Our constitution requires that all elected positions come up for re-election each year). People who are attracted by Wildcare’s purpose around volunteering and raising funds to support Tasmania’s wild places and who have any of the following skills are encouraged […]

Meet Greig Clarke

“Wildcare is a brilliant organisation for channelling volunteer programmes and an excellent vehicle for attracting external funding.” This is the story of a very special Tasmanian walking experience and a very special person who has been behind it all the way – Greig Clarke – Champion of the Penguin Cradle Trail. “In the late 1960s, […]

Friends of Maatsuyker Island Newsletter

Maatsuyker Island

Fabulous reading in the latest edition of the FOMI Newsletter, including: Cataloguing Maatsuyker’s historic artefacts News from the current caretakers Seafarer’s Festival 2017-18 working bees Signal flags 2019 FOMI Committee Pennicott Foundation donation A huge thank you to Jill Moony for compiling this edition. Happy reading! FOMI_NL_DEC18_V5

Maatsuyker Island Day Trip

The Friends of Maatsuyker Island, Wildcare Inc. (FOMI) runs occasional boat trips to Maatsuyker Island to provide support to the Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service (PWS) Volunteer Caretakers and the island operations. Boat landings are only planned for late summer/autumn to avoid the key seal breeding period and are permitted by PWS. There are limited […]

Visitor Centre Volunteer Program At Cradle Mountain

Visitor Centre Volunteer Program

The Cradle Mountain Visitors Centre has welcomed Wildcare volunteers this summer.  Volunteers are an important part of the Parks & Wildlife visitor services team with the contribution enabling to extend the service and activities on offer. While the program is still running (to February), volunteers have assisted in delivering a visitor experience that is educational, […]

TASMAN ISLAND Expressions of Interest

Friends of Tasman Island

Friends of Tasman Island are now planning their next series of working bees. The first is set for 18-27 April this year.  The main focus will be the restoration of the verandah and sunroom on Lightkeepers’ Quarters No 3 as well as continuing with work to eradicate Californian thistle.  If you’re interested in volunteering for […]

Getting Closer to the Devil

Devils Throne This is one of the harder assignments we undertake, simply because it is a 2 hour walk to get there. And the more we cut the further away it becomes. It was a warm day but not uncomfortably so, and we managed to clear about 230 metres of track. Much of it was […]

Friends of Maria Island Hello Volunteers, Goodbye Weeds

Friends of Maria Island

Weeding Broom and Sea Spurge on Maria Is. Nov. 2018 by Anne and Peter Booth Daisies cleared Pt. Lesueur – Pete, Chris and Ros On our latest working bee in November we welcomed two ‘first-timers’ to our group, although it transpired that many years ago they had done research work on the island’s Native-hens and […]

Tasman Island’s 1st time Volunteer & Poet

Friends of Tasman Island

Article by Erika Shankley, Poetry by Mike Manning, Photography by Amanda Thomson and Brett Hall Brick Layer and Poet, Mike Manning  I’m on the way to Tasman I get picked up on the way I would have taken my own car But they have no parking bay. Up in this chopper An exciting time to […]

Last Stop Before Home…Upcoming Event….All Welcome

All are welcome to come along and join us in the fun and learning. We are  commemorating the return of 9000 Tasmanian soldiers from World War 1 to Bruny Island to be QUARANTINED! Information on the soldiers, games of the era, light refreshments of the era, unveiling of reproduction tent city features and enjoying the […]

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