Mount Field National Park, renowned for its natural beauty and wilderness areas, is the most accessible National Park in the Derwent Valley. The Friends of Mt Field is a branch of Wildcare Tasmania. Volunteers attend working bees that assist National Parks and Wildlife Rangers with a wide array of management activities including weeding, planting and minor maintenance work on walking tracks and huts mainly in the alpine areas of the Park.
To become a member of the Friends of Mt Field and volunteer on working bees in the great outdoors, join Wildcare Tasmania. It’s just $25 per year and this ensures that you are covered by insurance whenever you join an activity. You can then become a member of the Friends of Mt Field Branch and receive newsletters with great information about previous and upcoming working bees.
Depending on the weather and other circumstances such as the COVID 19 restrictions working bees are organised on a regular basis. When circumstances permit our working bees occur every four weeks.
All equipment is supplied at working bees, but each volunteer provides their own lunch and drinks, adequate water, hat, boots or sturdy shoes and wear clothing suitable for work in the sun and amongst bushes together with sunscreen protection. It’s important to bring adequate warm clothing, especially if work is at a high altitude. Volunteers need to be aware of the risks and be familiar with the safety information. Each volunteer is asked to sign an attendance sheet acknowledging this.
For more information about what we do please contact us to get a copy of our Annual Report.