Weeding Broom – Maria Island
Maria Is. – Weeding Canary Broom. Nov. 23 – 28th 2018.
(leave Triabunna on Fri. from midday and returning Wed am – times depending upon ferry operations)
Work involves checking the broom sites to remove regrowth in Bernacchis valley and on Skipping Ridge.
Weeding involves pulling smaller plants and cutting and pasting larger plants (very few).
We often work in areas of rough, steep terrain and thick bush. Tools and instruction provided.
Average hours worked are 6-7 this includes walking to sites and meal breaks.
Cost of transport to island is covered.
Attached to Parks workshop; with 2 bunk rooms + sitting room, bathroom and kitchen with stove, fridge/ freezer, and utensils; or nearby camping.
Daypack – (to hold lunch, snacks, water, tools, waterproofs, first aid etc.)
Small mat – to sit or kneel on.
Personal First Aid kit.
Light indoor shoes.
Long trousers, gaiters, boots, long sleeved shirt.
Please ensure that boots, gaiters etc. are scrubbed clean of mud and free of seeds, as we want to avoid introducing more weeds and phytophthora!
Sun cream, hat, insecticide.
Sleeping bag + sheet to cover mattress (+ pillow if wanted)
Bring food for all meals + drinks and snacks.
*We RECYCLE on the island (collect compost, separate packaging for taking home, and hence only have a small amount of rubbish for landfill)
If you can come / want more info. – email Anne Booth – firstname.lastname@example.org
Preference will be given to those able to come for the 4 days.