Friends of Maria Island Work Hard on Weeds

Maria Island lies off the east coast of Tasmania. It has a wide range of habitats, with a rich variety of animals and birds and World Heritage listed convict buildings. For many years volunteers worked on various projects on the island, including renovation work on heritage buildings. Background Prior to the establishment of our Wildcare […]

Freycinet Working bees

 Calling all “vollies” to Freycinet for our 2018 working bees. 1. March Muster:  March 16 – 21st. We start the off at the 4 Cosgrove St, Coles Bay for our AGM at 6pm on March 16th and then off Iluka Tavern for a counter meal.  The working bee tasks will start on Saturday 17th till Wednesday, 21st March […]

Natural Vegetation Growth

Devils Throne Track The hoped-for approval for a planned track reroute had not managed to get through the relevant local councils, so plan B was adopted.  A short section of pruning refinement and a section of rocks was made easier to cross on the new Devils Throne section of track, but most of our effort was put into […]

Billy Brown Falls – Parking Now Available!

By Bob Cook – Wildcare Friends of Billy Brown Falls Previously there was no suitable area for walkers to park along the narrow and rough road at the start of the trail to Billy Brown Falls in the Russell Ridge Conservation Area, so our group, in conjunction with Parks & Wildlife Ranger, Ben Storer, planned to […]

Terrific Trimmers

Written by Adrian Blackman, Secretary of the Friends of Wellington Park The hills are alive with the sound of…petrol-powered hedge trimmers (at least occasionally). When the Friends of Wellington Park are not constructing tracks they are taking care of them. We look after 18 km of tracks, complementing the work done by Hobart and Glenorchy […]

Tas Community Fund Grants Open


The Tasmanian Community Fund invites organisations to apply for grants under our latest general grant round, which is now open. Funding available: Around $3 million is available for allocation this round. There are three funding streams this round – SMALL GRANTS up to $20 000 MEDIUM GRANTS $20 001 to $90 000 LARGE collaborative increasing […]

Friends of Bass Strait Islands workingbees for 2018

FoBSI will be running 2 workingbees in 2018 to continue the eradication of African Boxthorn from Roydon Island (an uninhabited 37 Ha island just off the W coast of Flinders Island, part of the Furneaux Island group at the E end of Bass Strait). Both workingbees will be a fortnight long and volunteers will be camping […]

Betsys Bay Track Cleanup

This beautiful walk linking Macquarie Harbour to the wild west coast has long been a bit of eye sore caused by human trash, mainly beer cans! Admittedly some empties were used to mark the few difficult parts of an otherwise easy to follow track. BUT thanks to Jack and Jude, Wildcare Friends of Macquarie Harbour, […]

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