Friday, September 4, 2015

In Autumn the wonderful Lydia Kelly brought up her students from Samford Valley Steiner. It was lovely to connect again with the teachers and the school where we see such care and enthusiasm for learning taking place and where children can still explore, have adventures and be kids. And as usual the students were all excited with the Earthkeepers program. They have returned home as apprentices undertaking the tasks they have pledged to lessen the impact on the planet and have now received their certificates as fully fledged Earthkeepers level 1. And every time we come we are overwhelmed by their welcome.


Combined grades from Brisbane Montessori School came up for their...

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Last week our Griffith students came for their second weekend as part of their internship program.

The Camp Creek Headwaters Renewal Stage 2 project achieved a milestone as we cleared the last of the lantana from the northern slopes of the creek now effectively ridding some 20ha of eucalypt and rainforest of lantana. Hoorah!!! This is a first for Camp Creek (probably since white fella opening up of the area) and with Wild Mountains’ continuing presence and vigilance we will hopefully be able to keep it that way.

The students also got stuck into the southern side of the creek and only a small lantana patch remains to be eradicated before joining onto our previous work of restoration and tree planting and then moving further up the slopes to the ISV forest on the terraces....

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Thanks heaps to our vols over October VW.

It was a delight to have Australia round trippers Georgia and Lachy stay with us over a week adding their youthful spirit to the mountain. Also lovely to have Emma Creasy return with friend Rachel plus most of the Wallace tribe here again with Andrew, Teagan and LeeAnn.

From lantana bashing in the jungles along the creek, clearing, widening and repairing steps on the Sunset and Whiptail fire trails, painting signs for our Scrub Jamm and cooking up delicious meals, the VW was made complete with a game of Cribb and some Zilch to round things off. Best of all I show up for Sunday brekkie and am happily greeted by a stack of steaming pancakes. My first thought is “YUMMO!” and my second is that the surprise I was about to register is replaced with...