Friends of Freycinet (FoF) Working Bee – Ablaze in August 2021

Friends of Freycinet

Volunteers: Dave, Ian, Joan, Greg, Roz, Debra, Peter Jenny, Tanya, John (Monday to Wednesday) and Ros. Thanks to thorough organisation by Fee (Parks Ranger) and Jenny (FoF coordinator) prior to the week, and luck with the weather, we had a very smooth-running, enjoyable, and productive week. After safety and planning briefings led by Fee on […]

Forever Vibrant – volunteering during retirement

Friends of Freycinet

Retirement by definition means to leave the workforce behind. However, retirement isn’t just sitting around, or playing bowls. It’s an opportunity to do all those things you may not have had the chance to do while you were busy working or raising a family. Wildcare Friends of Freycient president Jenny Baulis knows first-hand. Volunteering during […]

Friends of Freycinet_May Mayhem working bee

Friends of Freycinet

The May working bee proved to be very productive with up to 9 attendees (at various times during the week) including Jenny and Ralph, Peter, Lorraine, James, Greg, Ros and John, and Jon) contributing to an impressive list of jobs completed. We gathered on Monday to plan the week ahead and were treated to a […]

Gorse Removal on Schouten Island

Friends of Freycinet

  December 2020 saw 8 intrepid members of Friends of Freycinet head to Schouten Island for their annual working bee to tackle the removal of gorse and periwinkle on the island. Volunteers fully support themselves on the island for a period of 7 days and spend their time weeding gorse in the known areas as […]

Friends of Freycinet March Muster

Friends of Freycinet

The weather forecast for the week ahead didn’t look all that promising – showers and rain most days – but undeterred a group of keen volunteers assembled at Freycinet on the Monday morning. Unfortunately, Ranger Fee was away sick all week, however Rangers Nick and Steve W filled in capably and kept us all on […]

Schouten Shenanigans

Friends of Freycinet

Friends of Freycinet December 2020 working bee We may have to change the name because with all the work done we did not have the time or the energy for shenanigans (at least that I know of). Adverse boating weather meant we spent a day undertaking all manner of jobs within the Park, including weeding […]

The signs are good for Friends of Freycinet!

Friends of Freycinet

A new sign displaying the work of Friends of Freycinet has just been installed in the Visitors’ Centre at Freycinet National Park. The sign proudly shows how this enthusiastic group of volunteers work with the Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service to look after a much loved park, and invites others to join them. “We hope […]

Friends of Freycinet – free at last (Part Two)

Friends of Freycinet

Did torrential rain stop us?  No.  One team weeded 615 great mullein plants from the northern end of the park near Bicheno in heavy rain. A couple of wimps (including me) helped build a large cabinet to store our Wildcare gear in the PWS workshop. Everything fitted in beautifully! A large team spent a day weeding […]

Friends of Freycinet – free at last!

Friends of Freycinet

Free at last! penned by wordsmith Dave Harris (President, Friends of Freycinet) 1.  2. Free to travel to our wonderful Freycinet National Park for a working bee. Free to knock elbows with our wonderful PWS friends. Free to contemplate the large list of tasks assigned to us by Ranger Fiona. 3 4. But hang on: […]

Schouten Shenanigans?

Friends of Freycinet

You be the judge. There were ten participants who had been on too many working bees together and generated a lot of nonsense. We had a fairly rowdy dinner at the pub to start with. Getting to the island involved us and three boatloads of gear utilizing both the PWS boat and the Aqua Taxi […]


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