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EUR-1019 — Bush Regeneration and Nursery Maintenance, Eurong

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Eurong

Eurong, QLD 4581

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FIDO has been conducting week-long working bees to tackle the urban weeds of Fraser Island since 2005. These are both enjoyable and very satisfying projects mixing work, recreation and exploring Fraser Island to actively addressing Weed Management and Bush Regeneration in Eurong and Happy Valley. FIDO works in close collaboration with other stakeholder to control the spread of invasive weeds out of the townships into the surrounding bush where control is far more difficult.

Since 1 July 2018 FIDO has received no funding for these programs so we seek contributions to meeting some of the costs —tours, travel and some additional catering – Happy Hours etc.

Experienced leaders will direct each program. FIDO asks volunteers to contract to undertake a minimum of 20 hours voluntary work. In the downtime make excursions to explore the outstanding features of this World Heritage island. The houses we rent can accommodate up to 8.

All Eurong volunteers will be based at "Talinga", the former Sinclair family home. Work will focus on weeding, bush regeneration and building the capacity of the Eurong nursery as well as continuing FIDO’s on-going environmental monitoring programs.

At Happy Valley volunteers will share “Kurrawa”, a comfortable holiday house in the centre of Happy Valley. The group will work to contain a particularly aggressive weed with poisonous seeds, Abrus prectorius Var Africanus that is heavily impacting on the vegetation but isn’t found anywhere else on Fraser Island..

The size of these very popular groups are usually 6 to 8 dependant on the number of vehicle seats and beds available. 4WD transport between Brisbane and K’gari is included as well as island tours. Accommodation is shared in a comfortable holiday house in the centre of the village where the work is focussed.

Start 8:30 am and finish 8:00 pm in Camp Hill, Brisbane

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