Easing of Covid-19 restrictions in Victoria has meant that our group activities have been allowed to re-commence
Tarra-Bulga National Park is one of only a handful of National Parks in the state that has an operational Visitor Information Centre. In this day and age it is refreshing for visitors that are not familiar with the Park to be able to have face to face interaction with an actual human being. This enables them to get the best information in regards to getting the most out of their visit. At present we have vacancies for new volunteers to come on board and help to keep the centre open. Full training and support will be provided. You don’t even have to know that much about the park. A list of answers for common visitor questions will be provided. Our long term volunteers love the experience that working in the Visitors Information Centre Offers. It helps of course to be surrounded by the awesomeness of Tarra-Bulga National Park. It can certainly be a relaxing and enjoyable way to spend a day. All while helping to provide a great community service. Some of our volunteers find it so enjoyable, that over the years they have accumulated over 200 days service. Do you enjoy getting out in the community, if so please consider giving volunteering at Tarra-Bulga a go. For further details or to register your interest email email@example.com or phone our Volunteer Co-ordinator Jane on 5196 6182.
To celebrate their 25th anniversary, the Friends of Tarra-Bulga National Park are planning to hold a special function at the Ship Inn in Yarram, on November the 23rd. They are hoping that as well as current volunteers getting together, former volunteers will also come along. For details about the upcoming anniversary event or if you would like to join the group and become a volunteer please contact David Akers on 0488 035 314 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Tarra Bulga recently held its AGM, where the diverse activities carried out by the group were highlighted. A major activity of the group is to staff the Parks Visitor’s centre, in the past year 29 Volunteers contributed to opening the centre on Weekends and School and Public Holidays (a total of 182 days).
The Friends also have plenty of hands on activities throughout the year aimed at helping to learn more about the park and enhance it. This includes walks along some of the more remote tracks, Lyrebird surveys and working bees involving both weed control and tree planting. The group undertakes photo-monitoring of various sites to monitor vegetation change and has a network of remote cameras that are helping to gain a better picture of what is happening with both native and feral animals in the park. A device that can be left out in the park to record frog, bird and bat calls is a recent acquisition.
To let everyone know what is happening in Tarra Bulga and more about its plants animals and fungi they have a Blog http://www.tarrabulga.wordpress.com which is packed full of photos and information. They are also on Facebook and Twitter and are very keen for the public to share their own Tarra Bulga experience via these sites. You can also find more information about getting involved with the group by contacting the Ranger, Craig Campbell on 5172-2508.