Summer Ranger Signs on at Traralgon
Wednesday 19 December, 2012
Parks Victoria’s new crew of summer rangers has headed out to twenty six parks around the state to help out during the busy summer season. This year a total 38 recruits of both new and returning volunteers are working on a wide range of projects for the next three months.
Tina Konstantinidis has just started her duties in the Latrobe Valley parks, which is an excellent opportunity for her to explore her interest in cool temperate rainforest ecology, alpine vegetation and the Baw Baw tree frog. Tina already has diplomas of Sustainability and Conservation & Land Management from Swinburne TAFE, and is now enrolled in Wildlife and Conservation Biology at Deakin University.
“Having some extra help is a real bonus at this time of year,” says Latrobe Ranger in Charge Andy Gillham “It helps us keep the parks running smoothly despite the growing number of visitors and campers coming here. Summer Rangers also help us run special activities for families and children which really adds to the holiday experience; they help everyone get the most out of their stay here,” he said.
Tina says she’s excited by the prospect of working in the park over summer. “I’m really going to enjoy working in some of the most spectacular parks in Australia, and helping to control some of the weeds and feral animals that affect them.”
Summer Rangers benefit from their summer stint with Parks Victoria by learning both practical and management skills through a wide range of projects. For those aspiring to become full time rangers it’s also great hands on experience. Summer rangers are recruited through a partnership with Latrobe, Monash, Deakin, Swinburne and RMIT.
1 Sep 2014 8:30am - 4 Sep 2014 5:30pm
We will take you behind the scenes on this exclusive, small group adventure as you work alongside a Parks Victoria Ranger to 'track and protect' the elusive Brush-tailed Phascogales, which are on Victoria's threatened species list. You will sample some of the region's best wines, see ancient Aboriginal rock art…
2 Sep 2014 10:00am-11:00am
Enjoy the fresh air of this beautiful park and get an insight into the park’s fascinating history, flora and fauna. This free guided walk run by Friends of Tarra Bulga National Park will lead you across the famous Corrigan Suspension Bridge which stretches through the rainforest canopy, and on either…
3 Sep 2014
The Grey-headed Flying-fox is the largest flying-fox (also known as a fruit bat) species in Australia. Each month the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology conduct the monthly bat count at Yarra Bend Park at dusk on the Wednesday evening closest to the risen full moon. This data is critical…
6 Sep 2014 8:00am-9:00am
parkrun is free, weekly, 5km timed run that is open to everyone - walkers, runners, families and dogs are all welcome! Westerfolds parkrun occurs every Saturday morning. We're based near the main carpark off the Fitzsimons Lane entrance, and the course is run entirely on sealed paths within the park.