We will be heading back to the islands over two working bees this winter to continue the great weed are eradication work. If the idea of boating along the Huon river, experiencing beautiful scenery and achieving conservation in a team of great folk sounds good to you, please join in the fun!
Over the past seven years, teams of amazing volunteers have assisted the TLC to remove and control a 4.6 hectare infestation of the invasive weed, Spanish heath, at our Egg Islands Reserve.
The TLC’s Egg Islands Reserve supports endangered vegetation communities and provides habitat for several threatened fauna species, including the Australasian bittern and swift parrot. The TLC reserve adjoins the Egg Islands Conservation Area and we work cooperatively with the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service to manage the weed threat to the islands.
What you need to know
We will mostly be strategically searching for and handpulling Spanish heath in an area of wetlands and woodlands. We are also experimenting with New Zealand flax control, which involves cutting back the leaves and painting the cut ends with herbicide. We may also encounter gorse and blackberry weeds, which we will also treat.
When The working bee dates are Saturday 30, Sun 31 July and Monday 29, Tuesday 30 August 2016. You can choose to volunteer for one or more days, however you will need to commit for the whole day (9am to 4pm).
We really need a great response so please register here to join us! Please note that spaces are limited to ten participants each day, so register early to ensure you don’t miss out! We will let you know as soon as possible if you have a spot on the activity. Registrations will remain open until 10 August or until sold out.
If you would prefer to register over the phone please call Community Engagement Coordinator Phill Roach on 0438 826 606 Monday to Thursday during business hours.
If you would like any more information about the activity, please contact Reserves Manager Denna Kingdom via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0424 507 148 Monday to Thursday during business hours.
Thank you. We look forward to seeing you out there!
Phill Roach Community Engagement Coordinator