As part of the internship program Griffith Uni students were out in full force recently at Wild Mountains during our first VW since May when our ISV program kicked off for the winter.
11 students, many from overseas, came up and were introduced to lantana learning about its history and impact on the Australian bush before getting down, dirty and intimate with this most intimidating of weeds. Yet like most who get into it, one sees quickly the impression that a gang of wild things can make on a patch of lantana.
We weeded along the northern side of Camp Creek as part of our Camp Creek Headwaters Renewal Project till lunch before watering a few hundred trees higher up on the south side in new ex-lantana clearings among the rainforest.
On Sunday we worked on the other side of...
Wild Mountains has finally a new workhorse. After some 15 years the old vehicle had done its chips having little power and a host of ongoing mechanical issues that made repairs costly and unreliable.
Unfortunately our grant application to help fund a 4WD fell through so the board made the necessary decision to extend our loan and go through with the new purchase. A sincere thankyou goes to the many supporters who responded to our End of Year Financial appeal. Through your help we reached our target of $10k...