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Long Point volunteer working bee | 1-4 December 2014

Tasmanian Land Conservancy

Monday, 1 December 2014 at 9:00 am - Thursday, 4 December 2014 at 5:00 pm (AEDT)

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 Long Point Aerial shot Matthew Newton      Long Point Landscape Matthew Newton     Native grasslands and Moulting Lagoon Matthew Newton 

Can you help us improve the condition of threatened species habitat at our spectacular Long Point Reserve?

The TLC's glorious Long Point Reserve juts out into the outstanding bird habitat of the internationally recognised and important wetland of Moulting Lagoon on the East Coast of Tasmania, just north of Swansea.

The woodlands and grasslands within Long Point have been invaded by gorse, reducing the quality of their condition. These vegetation communities provide habitat for the endangered Tasmanian devil, spotted-tailed quoll and several threatened plant species.

For the last nine years, the TLC has been working with the assistance of our fantastic volunteers to improve these habitats by removing gorse and replacing it with native vegetation. Can you help us? We need volunteers for another working bee 1-4 December 2014.

What you need to know

The Activity
We will be searching for and cutting and pasting small gorse plants growing in the grasslands and woodlands.
We will also be maintaining native saplings that have been planted during previous volunteer working bees.

Where
TLC Long Point Reserve, Grange Road, Swansea. Details of the exact meeting point will be provided to registered volunteers closer to the date of activity.

When
The working bee dates are Monday 1 to Thursday 4 December. The working bee will be postponed if it rains due to the access track into Long Point becoming unsafe to drive when wet.

Required knowledge and ability

  • Anyone can participate as long as they are reasonably fit and have good mobility
  • You don't need to have any special knowledge or skills
  • Volunteers under 18 years of age will need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Your safety is our fist priority. Before the activity commences, you will be asked to complete a volunteer safety form.

What to bring

  • Sturdy long sleeve work clothes and boots (gumboots and hiking boots are both great options)
  • Sufficient clothing to be comfortable in potentially hot, cold or wet weather
  • Your own food for the duration of your participation in the activity. This includes water, as there is no drinking water supply at the reserve.
  • Your own gardening gloves and safety glasses, as long as they are free from dirt and seeds (optional).
  • Your own camping equipment if you choose to camp.

The TLC will supply all working and safety equipment.

Transport
More information on where to meet and how to get there will be provided to registered volunteers before the activity. The TLC actively supports car pooling. If you can offer or would like a lift to the working bee, please indicate this when you register.

Accommodation
There are three accommodation options:

  • You can camp at Long Point each night which is a wonderful experience in itself. Volunteers have seen devils, owls and even a stunning aurora in the past. This is basic bush camping with no amenities.
  • You can stay in the shearer's quarters on the neighbouring property 'The Grange'. The quarters are quite basic with shared bunk rooms, a kitchen and a bathroom.
  • Alternatively you can arrange your own accommodation in nearby Swansea.

Register early
Places are limited so if you are able to volunteer, please register by Monday 24 November. We will let you know as soon as possible if you have a spot on the activity.

If you would prefer to register over the phone please call Community Engagement Officer Phill Roach on
(03) 6225 1399 or 0438 826 606, Monday to Thursday during business hours.

If you would like any more information about the activity please contact Reserves Officer Tim Devereux on  0428 126 585, Monday to Thursday during business hours.

Thanks very much for your interest and valuable volunteer support. We hope to see you there!

The Tasmanian Land Conservancy has gratefully received support for this project from Landcare Tasmania and the Australian Government.

                                   Landcare Tasmania logo               Australian Goverment logo

Photo credits: Long Point aerial, Long Point landscape and Long point native grasslands images copyright Matthew Newton

Have questions about Long Point volunteer working bee | 1-4 December 2014? Contact Tasmanian Land Conservancy

When

Monday, 1 December 2014 at 9:00 am - Thursday, 4 December 2014 at 5:00 pm (AEDT)


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Organiser

Tasmanian Land Conservancy

The Tasmanian Land Conservancy is a registered environmental organisation. We raise funds from the public to protect irreplaceable sites, threatened species' habitat, and rare ecosystems by buying and managing private land.

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