Our track crew and volunteers have just finished work on the lower section of the track, building cordwood and split log planking to minimise walker impacts along boggy sections. The track is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area 2013 extension. If you missed out on our recent fully booked working bee at Lake Skinner, stay tuned for another working bee coming up soon!
Together with Friends of Blue Tier, we have just installed the interpretation signs for the Blue Tier Giant Walk, ready for the official opening on Sunday 7 Dec 2014.
At popular Higgs Track on the northern side of the Central Plateau, we have now built a new walking track bridge and repaired damaged sections of track. The track work includes an impressive 60m section of stone pitching and stone walling of a deeply eroded gully on the track. Local volunteers assisted with the stone work and bridge construction. The track is part of the 2013 World Heritage Area extension, and the project is funded through the Australian Government.
Challenge your thinking, build your knowledge and be inspired to keep working together for our coasts and oceans.Read more
Two sharks dressed in suits delivered 27,782 petitioners’ names in a net to politicians from across Australia at Parliament House in support of a permanent ban on super trawlers in Australian waters.
Want to do something practical for the environment? Come to our working bee at Lake Skinner on 8 November and learn about track building and maintenance. Lake Skinner is located in the wild south and is now part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Spaces limited so book now by contacting our office on 6281 5100.
Check out this recent story in the Guardian about the new bridge we are building on Higgs Track in the Western Tiers:
Salmon farms are polluting Tasmania’s clean waters, damaging the health of the marine environment, and impacting on other coastal resource users and communities.Read more
Meet Andrew Perry, he is a new face at Environment Tasmania, filling the Community Engagement Officer position working on forest conservation. Andrew Perry is a seasoned campaigner, whose activism began with his work for various student unions and the National Union of Students.Read more
Over the last 2 months the Marine Team has re vamped its work on the Stop the Trawler issue. Over 13,000 have added their name to the petition to see a PERMANENT BAN on factory freezer trawlers in Australian waters.
The work of the campaign in the coming months is crucial as the temporary ban will end in November of this month.
To learn more, and to add your name to the petition please visit the official page of the Stop the Trawler Alliance.