Trust habitat volunteer team
Tuesday 31st May, 2011The contribution of volunteers to all aspects of the work of the Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust is immense, and the three volunteers pictured below, Michael Stevenson , Jim Thornley and Jeremy Beck, at the Ngaio paddock entrance to Tavora Reserve, have each donated many hours of their time.
All three are members of the habitat volunteer team that works regularly on Trust reserves, carrying out revegetation, pest control, facilities maintenance and penguin monitoring. As our reserves are spread over 160 km of the Otago Coast, from Tavora near Palmerston to Long Point, south of Owaka in the Catlins, the team members get to work in some varied and interesting locations.
Jim is a relatively recent addition to the habitat volunteer team and has some time to make up on Michael and Jeremy who have been involved with the Trust for between one and two years. Regarding the benefits of volunteering, Jim has commented about the positive attitude of volunteers and how nice it was to work with others giving up their time for free.
If you are interested in being involved in habitat work, contact the Trust and we can add you to our email list for news of upcoming work days.