The inaugural meeting for a new Wildcare group for the Western Tiers will be on 22 Nov 2015. 17 volunteers have been working with Environment Tasmania on track repairs at Higgs Track and have now completed 100m of track work from the car park to the foot bridge. Volunteers have been provided with training to learn about stone work, gravelling, and drainage. But it is not just about learning new track work skills. One volunteer summed up the last working bee by saying "track work is good for the soul".
The next working bee on Sunday 22 Nov 2015 will also be the first official meeting for volunteers to become an official Wildcare group for this track. The group will take on the long term maintenance of Higgs Track, as well as working with PWS to identify other walking track and weed management projects in the Western Tiers.
For more information on this working bee and or on joining this Wildcare group, contact Annette Dean on 0418 403031 or Annette.Dean@et.org.au. This project is supported by Environment Tasmania through funding from the Australian Government.