It started with cakes and ended with a bbq…..

Friends of Freycinet

The August Working Bee 5-9 August 2019 After goodness knows what time in the morning we started from Launceston and Hobart, by 11.30am on Monday we were tucking into cakes and cream supplied by Fiona and Natasha from PWS at the Freycinet Field Centre. What were we doing after that? Oh yes, paperwork and preparation […]

Hut building in the bush with young people

School holidays are sometimes not fun for kids from backgrounds that are a bit tough. Recently the Get Outside Program partnered with Clarence City Council Rokeby Community Centre to assist with their school holiday program to go bush. 18 young people aged below 14 , 4 youth works and Jodie Epper Program Coordinator had a […]

Dealing with weeds in Bass Strait

Deal Island, located in north eastern Bass Strait, midway between Flinders Island and Wilson’s Promontory, is the largest Island of the Kent Group National Park and arguably Tasmania’s most remote National Park. The Wildcare branch ‘Friends of Deal Island’ (and previously the Friends of the Kent Group), have been working to manage weeds since 2002. […]

Friends of Freycinet awarded TCF grant for a Friendly Beaches Viewing Platform

We have been successful in gaining a Tasmanian Community Fund grant to support the Freycinet National Park in building a viewing platform at the weather station lookout on Friendly Beaches. This is great news and will vary the range of activities we do in our working bees. It also makes a contribution to stopping erosion […]

Volunteers needed at the new OBP captive breeding facility

Calling all gardeners and bird lovers: the new captive breeding facility at Five Mile Beach needs your enthusiasm and skills. Volunteer for a range of activities to help our critically endangered Orange-bellied parrots thrive in their new enclosure near Hobart airport. You can help with feeding, cleaning, observations and record keeping, as well as maintaining […]

Whale Rescue Training

FREE whale rescue training Tasmania is a hotspot for mass whale strandings, with over 80% of Australia’s whale strandings occurring here. WILDCARE Inc. and the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service are conducting a free training session for all interested volunteers in First Response Whale Rescue. Training is aimed at everyone: specialists, rangers and volunteers (and […]


GREETING CARDS FROM MELALEUCA The Deny King Heritage Museum Collection Erika Shankley Looking for something unique from the far south west?  Visitors to Melaleuca can now take home a bit of memorabilia with greeting cards now on sale at the Deny King Heritage Museum.   These cards are also available from the Wildcare shop. Photographs by […]

Maatsuyker Island Caretaker Call Up

Maatsuyker Island Caretaker Program    Applications are now being sought from suitable qualified people for the Maatsuyker Island Caretaker Program. The Maatsuyker Island Volunteer Caretaker Program is designed to provide a year round presence in this remote location. Volunteers provide caretaking services for the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) including maintenance of grounds and buildings, […]

Serious Science from Tamar Island Wetlands

Gambusia, an Invasive Pest Fish in the Tamar Island Wetlands, Tasmania John Duggin Tamar Island Wetlands Volunteers c/- TIWC, PO Box 523 Launceston Tas, 7250 Jawahar Patil Fisheries and Aquaculture Centre Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) University of Tasmania Private Bag 49, Hobart Tas, 7001 Introduction Gambusia (Gambusia holbrooki) was introduced throughout the […]

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