A re-monitoring of the Box Ironbark Thinning Trials begun in 2005 is currently underway in four locations across the Box Ironbark estate, including Castlemaine. The company undertaking the monitoring, Australian Ecosystems, is in need of some volunteers to assist with the monitoring work as the re-growth due to the recent rains has been extraordinary.
The field work requires agile, fit and enthusiastic volunteers with a good sense of bush safety. No botanical skills are required although a field sheet will need to be filled in. The days may be long and the ability to read a compass will be an advantage. The required period of time is from Monday 31 October though to 9 November 2011 and monitoring will be done in two stints of 3-5 days. The location is the Castlemaine Diggings National Historical Park.
Contact Damian Cook at 0402 127 933 to find out more information and/or to volunteer as a monitor.