Friends of Freycinet

May saw the Friends assemble once again at Freycinet for the May Mayhem working bee.  Gathering mid-morning on Monday 16th for morning tea and briefing the group then split into two and spent a productive afternoon removing weeds from nearby areas.  The normal culprits of course were found and removed – bridal creeper, bluebell creeper, Kennedia rubicunda and sweet pittosporum.

Tuesday saw us all head out with Ranger Steve to start work on a major fencing project to protect an area of foreshore on Moulting Lagoon.  For the gents of the group this work continued for the rest of the week and by Friday a considerable distance of fencing had been installed.

Meanwhile the ladies and Ranger Fee undertook a variety of tasks over the last three days. These included heading to Douglas-Apsley National Park to do some track pruning on the Aspley Gorge track; some sea-spurging on Denison Beach near Bicheno; some maintenance work on the ‘Good Intent’ and finally on the Friday armed with shovels removing woodchips from the new shared track with Ranger Shannon and Mal ‘driving’ the motorised wheelbarrows.

Thanks to all the Parks staff, especially Fee for her organisation, and all the Friends who attended, all in all, a productive week.

The May Mayhem crew

Jenny, co-ordinator FOF