The Huon and Channel

A re-vegetation site using corn starch grow bags, coastal walk with morning tea, lunch with an innovative dairy farm and a 25+ year old Landcare patch

  • Registration at Blundstone Arena opens from 8.30am
  • Departing Blundstone Arena at 9.00am

  • Kingborough  - look at huntingfeild from the national tree planting day with BJ. 
    There are many options for the protection of revegetation of plants but most have their drawbacks one way or another. This site shows the first use in Tasmania of a new product – totally biodegradable bags made of corn starch. This product will hopefully drastically reduce the amount of plastic accidently released into the environment via our revegetation sites.  The site also showcases landscape scale management of a complex environment of values and threats and community engagement with the local community and two adjacent schools. As well as being home to one of the world's rarest birds - the Forty-spotted Pardalote. Planting here will expand the existing colony and give future habitat to this wonderful tiny bird.

  • Randalls Bay – walk on this beautiful coast and new track with Paul Thomas
    The Group was formed by a number of locals, residents and shack owners in 1997 to apply for funding to extend the protective barriers along Williams Road, to protect native vegetation. Later grants enabled sandstone steps to be constructed up to the western headland of Randalls Bay, and a walkway to Mickeys Beach. The Group has continued with many actions including monitoring marine erosion, tackling environmental weeds, planting native plants suitable for the area and educating the public to protect and care for the foreshore and reserves.
    The Group is open to all who want to ensure ecologically sustainable use and enjoyment of the coastal area from Echo Sugarloaf State Reserve through Randalls Bay to Mickeys Beach. We welcome newcomers and really need your energy, skills and enthusiasm to add to what we have.
    The Friends of Randalls Bay Coastcare Group meets monthly to remove weeds and undertake revegetatation.

  • Glen Huon Dairy, of Bruny Island Cheese –  meet the calves, see the dairy facilities then walk the paddocks with their beautiful dairy cows as we talk you through the farms aims, ethos, environmental values and grassland management. 
    Then down to the river for a tasty lunch with produce from the farm.

  • Hobart – walk and talk with Sandra Poth and Carol Bristow at the Waterworks group on their 25+ year old Landcare patch
    Waterworks Valley Landcare Group is one of the oldest Hobart based landcare groups; they meet on the first Sunday of the month at 10a.m.
    Our most recent projects include: a makeover of a footpath verge area next to the road, a planting out of natives in a major landslip area near the rivulet and  a project to turn a small quarry alongside a local walking track into a bird attracting  garden where people can relax in a natural environment and learn about bird attracting native plants. 
    We also co-ordinate a few different walks during the year focusing on either local birds, orchids or history.

Please remember to bring:

  • A water bottle
  • Walking shoes
  • (optional) binoculars if you are interested in spotting some wildlife along the way

Drive time 3 hours.
4 hours for talks and lunch. 9.00am – 4.30pm 7.5 hours approximate.