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Liffey Reserve Volunteer Weed Eradication | 15, 16 December 2017

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Liffey Permanent Reserve

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Liffey, TAS 7301

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CAN YOU HELP US CONTINUE WEED CONTROL AT LIFFEY RESERVE?

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TLC’s 14ha Liffey Reserve is nestled on the slopes of the Great Western Tiers, and was included in the Wilderness World Heritage Area in 2015. It is situated alongside several other properties managed for conservation by Bush Heritage Australia and the Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service. Foxglove and blackberries have invaded the forest understorey and we are working in an ongoing partnership with our neighbours to control these threats to the conservation values.

We are heading back to beautiful Liffey Reserve on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 December. We need your help to continue the tremendous work already achieved by successive teams of fantastic volunteers to eradicate these weeds. Can you volunteer to help protect this special place?

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Activity
We will be strategically searching for and hand-pulling foxglove on a steep hill alongside the Liffey River. We may also cut-and-paint or dig out small blackberries and/or elderberries.

Where
TLC Liffey Reserve is located along Bogan Rd, Liffey, near the Lower Liffey campground. A map showing the exact meeting point will be provided to registered volunteers closer to the date of the activity.

When
The working bee will be conducted Friday 15 and Saturday 16 December. We will meet at 9am and will work until around 5pm.

Getting there
Liffey Reserve is approximately three hours by car from Hobart and one hour from Launceston. We will provide an exact meeting place to registered volunteers closer to the date of the working bee. The TLC actively supports carpooling. If you can offer a lift or would like a lift to and from Liffey Reserve, please let us know when you register. The TLC will do its best to match up volunteers requesting lifts with volunteers offering lifts.

Accommodation
You can can camp overnight at the Lower Liffey campground which has toilets and campfire facilities, or alternatively arrange your own accommodation nearby and drive to and from the reserve each day (Deloraine or Golden Valley are the closest options).

Skills and requirements

  • You will need a moderate level of physical fitness and mobility. You will need to be comfortable with walking slowly across very steep, sometimes slippery slopes and also bending over regularly.
  • Volunteers under 18 years of age are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • It will help if you can identify foxglove and blackberry however we can teach this skill to those who don’t know how to.
  • Your safety is our first priority. Before the activity commences you will be asked to complete and sign a Volunteer Safety Form.

What to bring

  • Sturdy walking or working boots.
  • Enough clothing to be comfortable in hot, cold or wet weather. Long sleeves and long trousers are good to keep warm and to prevent scratches and insect or leech bites.
  • Your own clean gardening gloves and safety glasses, free from dirt and seeds. We can supply you these presonal protective items if you don't bring your own.
  • You will also need to bring your own lunches, snacks and drinks.
  • If you choose to camp at the Lower Liffey campground, you will need to bring your own food for breakfasts and dinners in addition to lunches, snacks and drinks. You will also need to bring all required camping equipment and personal items.

The TLC will provide all required working and safety equipment.


Register early
We are need a great turnout so please join the team! Spaces are limited and registrations close Friday 8 December.

If you would prefer to register over the phone, please call Community Engagement Coordinator Phill Roach on 043 882 6606, Monday to Thursday during business hours.

If you would like some more information about the working bee, please contact Reserves Manager Denna Kingdom on 0424 507 148, preferably during business hours.

Thanks very much for your interest and valuable volunteer support. We look forward to seeing you there!

Photo credit: Volunteers working- Chris Crear.

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