Friends of Maatsuyker Island Annual Dinner & AGM

The FOMI Annual Dinner and AGM will be held on Thursday 24 September 2020 at the Derwent Sailing Squadron (23 Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay). Dinner can be ordered at the venue from 5.30 pm. The AGM will commence at 7.00 pm. Following the AGM, FOMI’s Ron Fehlberg will present a short talk on the Maatsuyker […]


This is the story of a string of flukes. Really it starts in 1959, but we’ll get back to that later. Recently, Jean Jackson purchased a 35mm slide projector from a tip shop. It was a Hanimex carousel projector, high tech in its day, and she chose it from a row of other solid, functional […]

New Volunteering Voices


These are the stories from people near and far who have recently joined Wildcare and participated in a ‘Welcome to Wildcare‘ Zoom session. The 30minute sessions outline who we are and introduce people to the range of opportunities to get involved. There is even time for a chat! We have valued the presence of branch […]

A ‘Sea Spurging at Narawntapu’ Report 2019/20

by Helen Plaister (President), Wildcare Friends of Narawntapu. (from an article published in Newsletter 2 of the Rubicon Key Biodiversity Area July 2020). During 2019 (and pre-Covid 2020), Wildcare Tasmania’s Friends of Narawntapu continued to work with the Parks & Wildlife Service and continued volunteering many hours trying to control and eventually eradicate the section […]

Wildcare Makes Up for the Shortfall

Friends of Mt Field

Upgrading the K Col Track between K Col and The Watcher in the Mount Field National Park has finally been completed. Construction of a top quality boardwalk there now allows walkers to traverse this fragile and valuable place in comfort while no longer causing environmental damage. This Wildcare Friends of Mount Field (FOMF) project was […]

Attacking coastal weeds in Tas World Heritage Area


At the forefront of consolidating a new volunteer ethos of “adventure conservation” to tackle conservation issues, Wildcare SPRATS (Sea sPurge Remote Area TeamS) are a crack team of weeders who are out to eradicate sea spurge from the remote beaches of the west coast of Tasmania. This community partnership with Tas Parks & Wildlife has […]


The OBP Program of DPIPWE is calling for expressions of interest (before August 13) for the 2020-2021 OBP Summer Monitoring Program at Melaleuca Select the link below to read the document distributed by DPIPWE today. Good luck with your applications!! OBP Melaleuca Volunteers EOI July 2020

Get Outside – Barefoot at the Beach

Some young people have been stuck at home for a long time. After a while you forget how to go outside and you feel safe inside. This months Get Outside Event was targeted at some of those young people. We chose to go to the beach, to get some fresh air and some wide open […]

New Town Rivulet Rehabilitation

This project received top up funding from Wildcare Report on the Project Written by Adrian Blackman Thanks to a Communities Environment Program grant and a Wildcare grant, the Friends of Wellington Park have recently completed a project to remove weeds and revegetate a section of Hobart’s New Town Rivulet. The upgraded area is part of […]

We put the care in wild

A large portion of Tasmania’s spectacular wilderness, and much of the western half of Tasmania, is listed as the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It contains some of the most important natural areas, communities and landscapes in the world, including Southwest National Park, Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, Cradle Mountain – Lake St Clair […]

Newer posts
Older posts