Described as a year like no other, here’s 2020 as it turned out for Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers. Due to the March arrival of COVID-19 in Tasmania, Branch activities came to a sudden halt just as volunteer teams were scheduled to conduct wombat monitoring and assist with the mass plant-out around the new Visitor Centre […]
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Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers Twisted Lakes Snow Pole Project or Round the Twist(ed Lakes) again! by Sally Simco, President, Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers The “WILD and Twisted” Snow pole Project was an initiative carried out by Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers (WCMV) over 2 years (2018, 2019) as part of their adopt-a-track programme at Cradle Mountain-Lake […]
A Clean Up Australia event will be held at Cradle Mountain on 1st March. The event is being organised by the Cradle Mtn Discovery Park in conjunction with the Parks and Wildlife Service. Anyone keen to support the Cradle Mountain Community is welcome to participate. Full details are on the Wildcare Calendar.https://wildcaretas.org.au/event/1000001616/ Registration is essential.
The highlands of Tasmania are unique and Cradle Mountain in particular holds a very special place in the hearts and memories of almost everyone who has been there. My first time to this magical place was the first of our annual family trips to Waldheim in the mid 1960s. A trip to Cradle Mountain always […]
Phil and I have been Wildcare members since we moved to Tassie two and a half years ago. We work full-time on the north-west coast and pop up to Cradle Mountain for the occasional working bee or weekend hiking trip. Whatever the weather or the adventure, it’s always a fantastic experience. The alpine plants, the […]
Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers Working Bee – 6th and 7th of April Snow pole preparation: Mt Kate Hut Ceiling and Maintenance: —————————————————————————————————————————————————— Track work Pruning:
The Cradle Mountain Visitors Centre has welcomed Wildcare volunteers this summer. Volunteers are an important part of the Parks & Wildlife visitor services team with the contribution enabling to extend the service and activities on offer. While the program is still running (to February), volunteers have assisted in delivering a visitor experience that is educational, […]
We’ve been repainting the place: Pruning the tracks: Repairing the boardwalk wire: Rebuilding the fence (at the Mt Kate Hut): Revegetating some degraded areas (near Lake Lea and the helipad): Taking the boat for a […]
Wildcare Cradle Mountain Elves ( Volunteers) have been VERY busy! It looks like they had a very productive, rewarding and enjoyable time on the recent November working bee. Interested in volunteering at Cradle Mountain in 2019? Join our Branch here.
It’s UP, UP and AWAY with the Twisted Lakes Snowpole Project! During this week’s working bee, Wildcare Cradle Mountain Volunteers are installing new snowpoles on the Twisted Lakes Track. This project is made possible by a Wildcare Board of Management Internal Grant (to purchase the snowpoles). With increased visitor numbers, particularly during fagus time, the snowpoles […]