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The key focus for this months working bees is the continuation of the essential sanctuary task of line clearing. This is important to ensure easy access throughout the reserve for many tasks such as tunnel card monitoring and many aspects of our kiwi work.
Our other main focus is the on going maintenance of the lake walkway.
The last working bee for the month will see a general tidy up around the offices and workshop plus there is a stack of traps at the workshop that require some TLC.
Key focus for our working bees this month is the Full Sanctuary Tracking Card Run, with cards going out on Sunday 16th and then collected and brought back in on Sunday 23rd. It would be great if we had a good turnout of volunteers for these two days to help with this large and very important predator monitoring tool. There have been a number of mice caught inside the reserve over the past couple of weeks so it would be good to get an assessment of how significant the issue is.
Our other main focus is a continuation of two other crucial jobs that help maintain the success of our sanctuary. There is an ongoing requirement to keep the the lines throughout the reserve clear to facilitate ease of access to service card tunnels and for the monitoring of our kiwi population. The other area requiring an ongoing focus is the maintenance of the predator fence, this includes the endless task of vegetation control along the fence line. Your help with these tasks would be greatly appreciated.
We do have Easter during the month and so there is no formal working bee on the 9th. If anyone has the urge to spend some time at Rotokare over that weekend then some assistance with more line clearing would be appreciated. If you intend to come out to put in some time over the Easter break please contact Jenny Kerrisk before hand to get some guidance as to where your efforts are best focused.
Remember, if anyone has some time during the week the small group of regular volunteers would appreciate any assistance with regular weekly tasks that are important in the day to day operation of our sanctuary.
If you want to help please give us a call.
Welcome to the March 2023 edition of our Bush Telegraph newsletter.
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We invite you to take a trip out to the reserve soon and enjoy the beauty that late summer brings.
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