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Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Friday 21st September 2012
5.45pm for 6pm start
The Top Notch Cafe
Edwards Street Manjimup

Hear about informative and inspiring trends in sustainability from Dave McGrath Sustainability Manager at the Solaris Centre,  Blackpool..U.K.
Maroo Wildlife Refuge display and  talk on Maroo's eco friendly foot print.
Regional Vet Program presentations.

R.S.V.P.  19th September - 9334-0251 community.involvement@dec.wa.gov.au

Light supper will be served at conclusion

Gold coin donation on the night in support of Maroo Wildlife Refuge
Come and join us for an informative and inspring evening.

Training Days

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Joey Enclosure Continues

Brian [our Vice Chairman] popped down to assist with the Joey run fencing.
These are a post and rail type and we are using fallen logs of Jarrah and Marri from around the refuge.
Here he is contemplating on how to make a bent bush pole look straight..did it work? We gotta use what we got.
The Box End taking shape seems the local wildlife want to take on the new Site Supervisors position as it is still vacant.
The completed Box End
The view from the back of the Run
Seems "Someone" took a photo of "Somebody" sleeping on the Job!

Just to let you all know Some of the People that work here at the refuge-- but somehow I can't put a face to them----
-Someone did that
-Somebody Else did that
-I didn't do it
-Who did that
-It wasn't me

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Joey enclosure

Work starts on the New Joey Enclosure. Make sure the ground is level and has adequate drainage.
Never a Dull moment and I am glad I am not scared of heights.
Well I am on the second run on the
Ladder... Phew!
Installing the Entrance door [Left] and the Door to the
Outdoor Run on the Right [to be fenced yep more work]. Ground netted wire has also been laid to stop anything digging in or out.
Seems the local wildlife has a vested interest too-- Photo taken during Smoko having a Billy Tea and home made bikkies.
Enclosure part almost done. Notice the pile of equipment getting smaller..    
All the Refuge's Enclosures are designed to be "Multi-Use". [As I build them]
As we do not know what will be in care at any given time, it will be good to have these enclosures set up all ready to go.
The enclosure has a Wired Roof as we do have Wedge Tailed Eagles nesting near and this will deter them from getting to an easy meal.
The farthest end is enclosed and has hanging areas for pouched young.