Friends of Clarkesdale

BIRD: linking the biodiversity community
Working bees

31 March 2007
2 June 2007
4 August 2007
6 October 2007
1 December 2007

The Friends of Clarkesdale work towards preserving and improving Clarkesdale Bird Sanctuary, near Linton, south-west of Ballarat.

Many of the long-term volunteers are experienced birdwatchers with extensive knowledge of the sanctuary and they are always willing to share their knowledge with new volunteers.

Become a 'Friend' by attending a working bee. On each working bee day, a wide range of tasks is arranged depending upon the weather and seasonal conditions. There are always suitable tasks for volunteers of all ages and physical capacities. Tree planting, weed removal, walking track definition, seed collecting, pruning and bird surveys are often on the agenda.

Bring a chair and a picnic lunch as well as garden gloves, solid footwear, a hat and favourite hand tools. Don't forget your water bottle and binoculars.

Assemble near the old cottage 3.7km from Linton on the Linton - Piggoreet road at 10am for a briefing from the Ranger, David Coutts.

Working Bee dates for 2007 - (first Saturday of the even months).

* 31 March.- changed from 7 April to avoid Easter
* 2 June.  
* 4 August. 
* 6 October. 
* 1 December  - with end of year BBQ.  

For more information contact:

  • Grant Palmer - Convenor, Friends Group - 5341 3134.
  • David Coutts - Ranger - 5344 7472.