Our recent working bees on the Lake Skinner Track have been so popular that our volunteers are now setting up their own Wildcare group to take on the long term maintenance of this and other tracks in the Snowy Range.
The Snowy Range became part of the Southwest National Park and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area in 2013. But walking tracks accessing this spectacular wild place are eroded, muddy and in need of repair, and we are working with Parks and Wildlife to fix them. Track work by our track crew and volunteers to date has used local materials and traditional techniques such as building cordwood and split log planking to minimise walker impacts along boggy sections.
The next working bee on Saturday 27 Nov 2015 will also be the inaugural meeting of the new Wildcare group for this track. Once again, legendary track worker Snapper John Hughes will be on hand to teach aesthetic track building methods.
For more information on this working bee and 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.