On 23/24 November. The plan is to drive to National Park on Friday night, Downhill Ski Club, 52 Carroll st.
Work the Saturday, stay at the Downhill. If conditions allow work the Sunday morning before heading home.
We will meet DOC for a briefing about 9.30AM on the Saturday morning, 23 November, the 'pumice pit' at the end of Kapoors Road. Then form into working groups and head into the track for the day. Although the route is closed to 4x4’s from 30th April through 1st December an exception for the weekend has been granted to those involved in the work effort.
We will stay overnight in National Park and if conditions allow, we often go back in to continue trimming until around noon, before heading home. We are able to use the Downhill Ski Club lodge where Mike Fitzmaurice is a member for $23 per person per night and to book directly:
For the Saturday evening dinner, a shared BBQ is suggested, we'll send some emails to sort this in the week leading up to it.
A condition of the clearing effort is that we don’t use chainsaws for Health and Safety reasons. Other power tools are allowed on the basis that suitable Personal Protection Equipment/ PPE is used by the operators (That includes powered 'pole saws').
To register your interest in helping, please email Peter Vahry
Remember to signup below, as others from the club may wish to convoy down on Friday.
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