SPRATS volunteers achieve 99 per cent reduction in sea spurge over 17 seasons


In January 2023 Wildcare Sea Spurge Remote Area Teams (SPRATS) completed their 17th season, deploying adventure volunteers to locate and treat coastal weeds over 850km of wilderness coastline between Macquarie Harbour and South-East Cape. The SPRATS mission is to systematically manage and ultimately eradicate sea spurge (Euphorbia paralias) and marram grass (Ammophila arenaria) weeds from […]

Who are the Black Gum Conservation Group?

We would like to introduce you to the Black Gum Conservation Group – the newest of Wildcare Tasmania’s volunteer groups. Why Black Gum? Black Gum (Eucalyptus ovata) forest and woodland is a threatened vegetation community in lutruwita/Tasmania protected under state and Commonwealth legislation. This vegetation community provides important habitat for many endangered, and critically endangered […]

Community wide approach to protecting penguins at Low Head

On Saturday 18 March, students from three George Town schools installed nest boxes to protect Little Penguins at Low Head. The students were part of a community-wide project coordinated by the Friends of Low Head Penguin Colony, that was formed following a series of dog attacks that killed more than 100 penguins. Steve Gordon, Chair […]

Weeding on Tamar Island

Friends of Tamar Island Wetlands Reserve – Ann, Robyn, Jing, Suzanne and Rod with the help of PWS staff Jason, Brad, Elliot and Emma, tackled weeds on Tamar Island at our working bee on 3rd March. The walk to our work site on a glorious Launceston morning at full tide took us past countless ducks, […]

Reef Builder Volunteers wanted – 29th March 1-3pm


Seeking Volunteers to help restore native ‘Angasi’ oyster reefs Wildcare Tasmania is partnering with NRM South to run a volunteer activity that will contribute to restoration of native oyster reefs in the Derwent Estuary and D’Entrecasteaux Channel. The activity will be undertaken outdoors at the Okines Community House in Dodges Ferry from 1-3pm on Wednesday […]