Tamar Island Wetlands offer a peaceful haven for wildlife and humans. Just a ten minute drive from Launceston’s city centre, the wetlands cover approximately 60ha of tidal and low-lying flats interspersed with channels. The island is an elevated area of 7ha where there are remnants of earlier days of occupation. There is an award winning interpretation centre and a boardwalk of 1.5km enables easy access to the island.

Friends of Tamar Island Wetlands Reserve work in partnership with the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) to maintain and sustainably manage the natural wetlands habitat. They collaborate closely with the volunteers who work with PWS to host visitors to the Tamar Island Wetlands Centre.

To celebrate World Wetlands Day on 2nd February 2022, the Friends are hosting a walk through the Reserve to the Island, recording weeds and noting their location. The information will be passed on to the PWS rangers so that plans can be made to deal with the weeds. Newcomers and old hands are welcome to join in! It’s a great way to immerse yourself in nature while making a positive difference to this important conservation area. For more info, go to the event page on the Wildcare website or email Ann via foftiwr@gmail.com