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Rangers Report September 2012

Hi everyone, just wanted to give a brief overview on events since Trevor’s last update. A lot has changed in the last 4 months. As you would all know Trevor has left the department. I heard from a few locals around town that he is now driving trucks for KJM around Moomba and Ballera. I haven’t caught up with him yet but hope he is doing well. Andy Causebrook has also left the department and is now working up around Katherine for the NT Parks and Wildlife service. So in regards to staff working at Innamincka we have myself, Barrie …

Innamincka Working Bee/Field Trip – August 2012

At Innamincka on Thursday 19th August 2012,  members of The Friends of Innamincka Reserves gathered in the AIM building for a welcome and induction by our Liasion Ranger, Gavin Agius and Jessica Fuller-Smith, Graduate Ranger. After the formalities the group dispersed to start our working bee. Our tasks included:- AIM building Inside – housekeeping, sweeping, dusting, scrubbing and maintenanceOutside – weeding, pruning, dripper repairs, re-gravelling pathways, gate repairs Campsites Cleaned up campfire sites, vegetation clearance for access, erosion control, removal of flood debris.  New fence lines, replacement of broken Bollards and cabling Signage Clearance of vegetation, cleaning and some repainting, …

Innamincka Working Bee/Field Trip – July 2011

Park Ranger: Trevor Whibley Participating members: Wendy & David Spackman, Marie &Malcolm McDonald Terrie & Trevor Coleman Joan & Gary Vine Christine & Chris Medlin Clare, Martin & Ben Forsyth Kate Buckley Jenny Rolland & Euan Moore. Everyone camped at Burkes Grave Campground Sunday: Some of the group took a trailer and collected ash and rubbish from campsites at Cullyamurra Waterhole, and old fence posts and wire from Burkes campsite. Monday: The group reported to the skid shacks at 9.30am for Induction and OH&S procedures with Trevor Whibley, Ranger. Our first job was to remove the old fencing around the …

March 2012 Friends of Innamincka Update

Hi everyone. My apologies for the late arrival of this update, it has been beyond my control.  Not sure where to start, there has been a lot happening between bushfires, floods and rain affected road closures! Unfortunately we have had to close the Coongie Lakes Track, and after recent assessment, it would appear that it will remain closed for some months. I would be hopeful that it could re-open prior to the FOI trip in August, we shall have to see what the weather gods send our way. As a result of this temporary track closure, we have had to …