You are here

Home > About > News and media releases > Rangers and 4WD Club rally together

News

Mansfield Alpine 4x4 Club members

Mansfield Alpine 4x4 Club members

10 months ago from Parks Victoria

Rangers and 4WD Club rally together

Tuesday 12 November, 2013

In preparation for the opening of the seasonal road closures, Parks Victoria staff along with fourteen members of the Mansfield Alpine Four Wheel Drive Club spent the past weekend clearing tracks in the Alpine National Park.

A wild winter had taken its toll on tracks throughout the park with many large trees falling across tracks blocking access. Club members were able to put their chainsaw and four wheel drive skills into practice.

"The four wheel drive club volunteers are very enthusiastic and enjoy getting out and helping clear tracks in time for the opening of the seasonal road closures", said Ranger in Charge Bart Smith.

Over two days, Rangers from Mansfield and volunteers from the Mansfield Alpine Four Wheel Drive Club cleared Little Cobbler Track, Speculation Road, Cobbler Lake Track, Bluff Track, 16 Mile Jeep Track and sections of Bluff Link Track in the Alpine National Park.

Mansfield Alpine Four Wheel Drive President Terry Sullivan said this is the 3rd year in a row we have been involved in the track clearing program with Parks Victoria staff from Mansfield. The club members enjoy the opportunity to assist in clearing tracks and camping out before the busy season starts.

"We greatly appreciate the assistance from the Four Wheel Drive Clubs in being able get a lot of tracks cleared and open in time for Cup weekend, added Mr Smith".

Additionally, the partnership extended out to the Yarra Valley Four Wheel Drive Club members who camped out at Pikes Flat over the Cup Weekend acting as Camp Hosts. The club provided a presence by providing current track conditions to visitors passing through the area.

"We have been very fortunate to have a number of Four Wheel Drive Clubs involved in a number of projects and we are delighted we can continue to build positive relationships with the clubs and their members", said Mr Smith.

For further information on becoming a camp host or road and track information contact Parks Victoria on 13 1963

What's on

Click to view RSS Feed

Please note there is no Hanami Day event this year

20 Sep 2014 12:00am - 21 Sep 2014 12:00am

There will be no Hanami Day event this year, but visitors are encouraged to enjoy the gardens anytime during the cherry blossom flowering season that usually occurs across 2-3 weeks in September. Good places to enjoy the flowers include: George Tindale Memorial Gardens, Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens and the National…

Click to view RSS Feed

Kooyoora Wildflower Show

20 Sep 2014 12:00am - 21 Sep 2014 12:00am

Local wildflower display, bus tours, presentations, photographic competition, plant and local products sales, activities and more. Lunch, morning and afternoon tea will be available. Location: Inglewood Eucy Museum 20 Grant Street North, Inglewood

Click to view RSS Feed

Glen Nayook Working Bee

21 Sep 2014 9:00am-11:00am

General maintenance of the reserve. Morning tea provided. Working bees are held on Sundays at Glen Nayook Reserve at the end of Paynter Road, Neerim Junction. GPS location S 327 55 623 - E 145 56 632.

Click to view RSS Feed

Westgate Park Open Day

21 Sep 2014 11:00am-3:00pm

Bring family and friends along to discover you backyard! Bring a picnic! Get involved in the kids activites, planting and mulching, or take a guided walk and bike ride around the park.