Introduction

Become a roving volunteer and join Project Island Song’s successful scheme to bring birdsong back to the islands. Find out more in a half-day briefing session held in Russell on 8 November 2012.

Date:  17 October 2012

Become a roving volunteer and join Project Island Song’s successful scheme to bring birdsong back to the islands. Find out more in a half-day briefing session held in Russell on 8 November 2012.

Since December 2011, a small but keen band of Guardians of the Bay of Islands volunteers have been sailing and walking around the pest-free islands of the eastern Bay of Islands. Carrying their specially designed Project Island Song backpacks and bright fluoro vests, these volunteers are as vital a part of the islands’ frontline of defence against pests as the rat, mouse and stoat traps, trappers, and rodent dogs.

Job description: Must be able to walk and talk at the same time. Enjoys meeting new people. Is prepared to spend the whole day on a pest-free island talking about Project Island Song - possibly the best conservation project on the planet.

Helen Ough Dealy (DOC Bay of Islands Biosecurity Advocacy Ranger – Project Island Song) says, “Project Island Song is keen to have more roving volunteers trained up in time for the 2012-13 summer season. Part of the briefing session will include learning about the highly endangered New Zealand dotterel, which nests on eastern Bay of Islands’ beaches.”

“The success of the roving volunteers’ scheme would not have worked without Explore NZ’s help. Explore NZ provide free transport to Urupukapuka Island for all Project Island Song volunteers.”

Email Helen hodealy@doc.govt.nz if you are interested in taking part in the Russell workshop.

Contact

Helen Ough Dealy
Biosecurity Advocacy Ranger – Project Island Song

Pewhairangi / Bay of Islands Office
Phone:   +64 9 407 0300
Fax:   +64 4 471 1117
Email:   bayofislandsbooking@doc.govt.nz
Address:   34 Landing Road
Kerikeri 0230
Postal Address:   PO Box 128
Kerikeri 0245
 

See also:

Project Island Song

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