Friends of Freycinet

All the ingredients of a mayhem were present.

14 volunteers

A list of jobs filling one A3 size spreadsheet. (That part was organized).

Teams and vehicles to be assigned.

Gradually we sorted ourselves out.

Some applied render to the barbeque bricks. I could not bear to watch as they had not looked at the DIY video beforehand. Others went up to Cape Tourville and ran out of paint not once but twice.

Seven picnic tables were repaired and painted.

But it was not all painting. A team cleared an old DMR campsite. They counted over 1,000 cans, huge numbers of broken beer bottles and rubbish that filled several large tip trucks. They left the car bodies!

Another team walked the coast from Bicheno to the southern end of Friendly beaches removing sea spurge and it’s cousin caper spurge. After that they badly needed a drink so we all went to the pub for a meal.

Thistles and psoralea were removed from several areas including around the Saffire sewerage pond. Well, they do contribute handsomely to Wildcare Inc.!

Most of the infrastructure around the Visitors Centre was refreshed and this will be a plus leading up to the Centenary celebrations to be held from 27-29 August. This will be an event not to be missed. See you there!

And…PWS put on a great barbie at Honeymoon Bay. Thanks guys. We love you too.