Friends of Maria Island
Friends of Maria Island (Wildcare) was established in 2007. Our current priorities are the control of specific, serious environmental weeds which threaten the habitat of a number of endangered species. We have been working on Canary broom since 2005 and are currently monitoring and controlling regrowth on the approx. 200 sites in Bernacchis valley and Skipping ridge;regrowth is noticeably diminishing. The 2 sites of Spanish heath in the south of the island, cleared in 2008/9, are monitored periodically and regrowth cleared; regrowth is minimal. Other weeds are also targeted. We have 4 to 6 working bees of 4 days duration a year with accommodation and ferry fares provided. Participants a drawn from around the state and all are welcome.
This information is provided for people to contact member groups about their community Landcare activities. Anyone wishing to distribute information generally to groups should contact Landcare Tasmania with their request.
Name: Anne Booth
Mobile phone: (03) 6331 8342