Friends of Bass Strait Islands are now taking expressions of interest for their very exciting autumn/winter working bees.
Friends of Bass Strait Islands (FoBSI) are taking expressions of interest (EOI) for their next working bee on the Furneaux Islands.
"We have worked mainly on boxthorn removal in the Furneaux Islands since 2002/3. We deal with plants ranging in size from tiny 2-leaf seedlings up to behemoths the size of large caravans." -FoBSI
There will two working bees to undertake boxthorn follow-up and collection of marine debris. The first will be May 10th to May 22nd coordinated by Karen Ziegler. FoBSI can have a total of 10 people to revisit islands already worked on.
You will also need to be reasonably fit and agile, to get in and out of boats, walk through tussock grass and climb over rocks. You also need to be prepared to use herbicide - all PPE is supplied.
The work will get you to areas rarely visited, is solid work and great fun. More details will be emailed to those that submit an EOI.
"The pleasure lies in spending time in good company in a gorgeous wild part of the world" -FoBSI
This is a great opportunity to get involved with a fun bunch of Landcarers and help smash the nasty boxthorn, support nesting birds and keep the island beautiful.
Applicants must be members of Wildcare. Please email EOI to [email protected] who will respond after March 19th.