Meet Friends of Deal Island Treasurer, Jo Widdowson

Friends of Deal Island

My husband, 7yr old son & I were fortunate to be able to spend 3 months on Deal Island as part of the Parks & Wildlife Volunteer caretaker program last summer. We had the most amazing time, we all fell in love with the island and felt very lucky to be able to experience it. […]

Tasmanian East Coast Sea Spurge Summit Nov 24

Wildcare Friends of larapuna Coast invite you to a Tasmanian East Coast Sea Spurge Summit Saturday 24th November 2018 2pm at Falmouth Community Centre (Morrison St.) An gathering for volunteer residents and groups to share knowledge and coordinate efforts for a sea spurge free east coast. What kind of sea spurge free east coast can […]

Easier and Closer Option

With the weather forecast not looking ideal and showers showing up on the radar to the south west, it was decided to just confine ourselves to clearing some vegetation and making minor repairs on the Thark Ridge track. The original destination of Devils Throne required an hour and a half just to walk there and […]

Tarn Shelf 2007 to 2018

Friends of Mt Field

Tarn Shelf In May 2007 we commenced work on the Tarn Shelf in an attempt to confine traffic into a single track. The shelf had become degraded by walkers trying to avoid muddy sections of track and causing track braiding plus creating a whole lot of small pads going all over the place and  quite […]

Cataloguing heritage artefacts on Maatsuyker Island

Friends of Maatsuyker Island

            The lightstation at Maatsuyker Island is acknowledged on the Tasmanian Heritage Register for its “historic heritage significance because it represents the principal characteristics of a group of Late Victorian Lightstation Buildings, including the remains of a rare supply haulage system and unusually intact lighthouse.” 2018 has seen completion of […]

Cradle Mountain Meet and Greet Volunteers Program

Cradle Mountain Visitors Centre wants you! Are you able to give 3 or more days per stint at Cradle as part of a dedicated group enhancing the visitor experience? Do you enjoy talking to people; Have knowledge of Cradle Mountain and the walking activities available? This may be the Volunteering opportunity for you. Parks and […]

Tasmanian Lighthouse Conference reflection

Friends of Tasman Island

By Erika Shankley (story and colour photos) There was a special treat in store for pharophiles, or lighthouse lovers, who attended the second Lighthouse Conference at Low Head recently.  Held every two years, the event is organised by Thomas Gunn, the first one being held in Hobart in 2016. In keeping with the lighthouse theme, […]

October Opportunities

Imagine       Imagine a world unpolluted with rubbish. Cannot imagine that? Well, how about a major slice of our beautiful East Coast cleaned up? I can imagine that! Apparently a lot of other people have vivid imaginations too because NRM and local councils, community organisations and businesses all up and down the east coast have […]

Cradle Mountain Working Bee – Come Join us!

Cradle Mountain Working Bee. Love spending time in the great outdoors? Keen, fit and available to join us for the annual Cradle Mountain Volunteer program? This will be held between Monday 19th November to the 7th December in three week blocks and volunteers can participate in walking track & hut maintenance, installing snow poles, vegetation […]

Meet Wildcare Lighthouse Stations Fund Co-founder Craig Parsey

The WILDCARE Lighthouse Stations Fund supports the care and maintenance of the lighthouse stations on Bruny Island and around Tasmania. Co-founder of the Fund, Craig Parsey grew up as a child in Lightstations around Tassie – Maatsuyker Island, Eddystone Pt, Low Head and Cape Bruny. (His first school was at Bruny). Here is the story […]


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