A Year in the Life of Friends of Mt Field

By Adrian Blackman, FOMF Secretary For the Friends of Mount Field (FOMF), 2018 was a year of consolidation. The major project from last year was completed; time was also devoted to more routine and ongoing tasks. Thirty days (a record annual number) were spent doing these field activities and this equates to 942 volunteer-hours of […]

WILDCARE LIGHTHOUSE ISLAND GROUPS AT AWBF

Friends of Tasman Island

                          WILDCARE LIGHTHOUSE ISLAND GROUPS AT AWBF The three lighthouse island Wildcare groups – Friends of Deal, Maatsuyker and Tasman Island – will again have a presence at the biennial Australian Wooden Boat Festival.   Located on Franklin Wharf, we will be tucked behind Mure’s seafood restaurant and next door to Ushi Iceccream.  Go to […]

Join the Wildcare Board

Wildcare is seeking expressions of interest for up to 8 Board positions, including a Chair. (Our constitution requires that all elected positions come up for re-election each year). People who are attracted by Wildcare’s purpose around volunteering and raising funds to support Tasmania’s wild places and who have any of the following skills are encouraged […]

Friends of Maatsuyker Island Newsletter

Fabulous reading in the latest edition of the FOMI Newsletter, including: Cataloguing Maatsuyker’s historic artefacts News from the current caretakers Seafarer’s Festival 2017-18 working bees Signal flags 2019 FOMI Committee Pennicott Foundation donation A huge thank you to Jill Moony for compiling this edition. Happy reading! FOMI_NL_DEC18_V5

Maatsuyker Island Day Trip

The Friends of Maatsuyker Island, Wildcare Inc. (FOMI) runs occasional boat trips to Maatsuyker Island to provide support to the Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service (PWS) Volunteer Caretakers and the island operations. Boat landings are only planned for late summer/autumn to avoid the key seal breeding period and are permitted by PWS. There are limited […]

TASMAN ISLAND Expressions of Interest

Friends of Tasman Island

Friends of Tasman Island are now planning their next series of working bees. The first is set for 18-27 April this year.  The main focus will be the restoration of the verandah and sunroom on Lightkeepers’ Quarters No 3 as well as continuing with work to eradicate Californian thistle.  If you’re interested in volunteering for […]

Getting Closer to the Devil

Devils Throne This is one of the harder assignments we undertake, simply because it is a 2 hour walk to get there. And the more we cut the further away it becomes. It was a warm day but not uncomfortably so, and we managed to clear about 230 metres of track. Much of it was […]

Tasman Island’s 1st time Volunteer & Poet

Friends of Tasman Island

Article by Erika Shankley, Poetry by Mike Manning, Photography by Amanda Thomson and Brett Hall Brick Layer and Poet, Mike Manning  I’m on the way to Tasman I get picked up on the way I would have taken my own car But they have no parking bay. Up in this chopper An exciting time to […]

Friends of Maatsuyker Island Working Bee – Expressions of Interest

Dear Friends of Maatsuyker Island, The Friends of Maatsuyker Island (FOMI) Wildcare are calling for Expressions of Interest for the Maatsuyker Island Working Bee to be held Tuesday 26 February to Friday 8 March 2019. Information and application form attached. Please send applications to Marina Campbell (FOMI President): wildcaremaatsuyker@gmail.com Maat works March 2019 Applicants Information […]

Schouten Shenanigans

Friends of Freycinet

A few days in the life of a Freycinet volunteer. Schouten Island this time?  Fantastic, 8 days in paradise!  Pack a few days extra food in case. The 3-4 hour drive to Coles Bay is always pleasant and there are great wineries on the way for those extra supplies. An extra day is spent travelling, […]


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