Friends of Maria Island

FRIENDS OF MARIA ISLAND – STATE OF PLAY Our long established programs of control/eradication continue with a notable and progressive decrease in the incidence of Broom and Spanish heath. Long term volunteers rotate through the various working bees (4-5 per year) with a welcome regular addition of new members. BROOM Systematic monitoring and clearing of […]

Congratulations to Volunteering Award Recipients

Friends of Deal Island

Wildcare volunteers’ contributions have achieved the highest recognition in this week’s Tasmanian Volunteering Awards. Patron of Volunteering Tasmania, Her Excellency, Professor the Honourable Kate Warner, AC, Governor of Tasmania presented the official Awards at a special ceremony at Government House. Professor Warner presented the Volunteering Tasmania Environment, Animal Care and Conservation Award to Anne & […]

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 […]

A Lick o’ Lime in Time

Friends of Maria Island

With the buildings of the Darlington Probation Station having missed their “almost annual” protective lime washing last year, Senior Ranger Pete Lingard sent out the call to arms (or at least brushes) to the faithful army of volunteers to support the cause. No less than 15 volunteers, together with several PWS Staff responded, travelling over […]

Maria Island Upcoming Lime Washing Working Bee

Friends of Maria Island

Register here for the working bee that brings ongoing praise from thousands of visitors to Maria Island. Many visitors comment on the well kept and painted convict buildings throughout Darlington. Join the Friends of Maria Island and the PWS on this satisfying, annual repaint of the convict buildings using the traditional lime-washing techniques that the convicts would […]

Island Arks Symposium VI – Rottnest Island, Western Australia – 11-15th February 2019

The Organising Committee extends a warm invitation to Wildcare branches to attend Island Arks VI, the sixth symposium on island conservation, tourism and management. The Island Arks Symposium is a long standing, high level meeting for islanders, island managers, conservation ecologists and island eco-tourism operators. Since the first meeting in 2009 held on the Great Barrier […]