Annual Craig Saunders Photo Competition Open


2018 Craig Saunders Photo Competition Open ‘At the Heart of Wildcare’ We are pleased to announce the opening of the 2018 Craig Saunders Photo Competition, in memory of one of Wildcare’s finest past contributors. Craig was a passionate and committed Wildcarer and member of the Wildcare Board. His vitality inspired many and his legacy of […]

Bruny Island Clean Up Aug 18

Join the D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration, and help us protect our waterway’s biodiversity, liveability and productivity. Celebrate our natural diversity Experience our stunning estuaries See the unique plants and animals Take action to improve the condition of our environment Be a part of the solution and protect our waterway The D’Entrecasteaux and Huon Collaboration (DHC) […]

DSS Volunteer Grants Now Open


$20 million funding available for grants for Australian Volunteers. The Federal Department of Social Services has $20m in funding available for grants to volunteers. Funding of $1,000 to $5,000 is available for purchase of equipment, transport, training and background screening of volunteers. Applications must be submitted by 2pm on Tuesday 18th September. More information, grant […]

Friends of Freycinet’s Ablaze in August

Friends of Freycinet

  Ablaze in August  Despite the great wood fires we enjoyed at Adrian’s holiday home and the fact that we were all fired up, it looked as if our work bee title would be a misnomer.  But no, on the last day we were able to carefully burn two of the large heaps of bush […]

Mt Field National Park Campground – Volunteer Caretaker

Mt Field National Park Campground – Volunteer Caretakers Call for EOI OPEN December 2018 through end of April 2019 Are you and your family interested to base at Mt Field National Park during the summer? Bring your camper van or caravan and base at ‘Site One’ in the Campground. Set up as Volunteer Caretakers Come […]

Calling for Caretakers – Quarantine Station Bruny Island

The Bruny Island Quarantine Station holds a unique place in Tasmania’s history. It consists of 128 hectares of native bushland plus buildings and ruins from all eras of its fascinating history. The Quarantine Station Volunteer Caretaker Program on Bruny Island provides opportunities for volunteers to enjoy living on a peninsula extending into Barnes Bay in […]

Out of the Elements

Friends of Mt Field

Lake Fenton  The weather prospects were a bit disconcerting, but the day turned out not too bad at all. Even at the exposed area at lake Fenton, which is subject to the brunt of any wind, there was no problem working, even though a bit blustery and chilly. Party at Belcher Hut, Lake Fenton Greg […]

Demarcation Line Reached

Goat Hills After discovering Erica last year in a part of Goat Hills we returned to finish clearing it to the point where the bush ends and a power easement cuts through. It is hoped that TasNetworks will deal with the weed from this easement before too long. On completing the task, we returned to […]

Reducing Shortcuts

Friends of Mt Field

Mount Field Visitor Centre Since the new path to Russell Falls was opened there has been a problem of visitors taking a shortcut by leaving the path and trampling areas that would otherwise regenerate.  Screening plants have now been put in to attempt to halt this action.  It has become much more of a problem […]

Friends of Three Hummock Island

Wildcare Friends of Three Hummock Island have sent in some gorgeous photos from their working bee held late last year.  This is their story….. Farewell We undertook all work with their consent of course and under the watchful eye of Bev and John O’Brien, the resident mangers. Sadly Bev and John are leaving the island, to […]

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