Fort Grey Homestead
A Frankston Rotary Club Project
About Wild Deserts
An extract from the Wild Deserts Flyer
“Wild Deserts is exciting new partnership between the University of New South Wales Ecological Horizons and the Office of Environment and Heritage, with a vision to understand, restore and promote desert ecosystems.
The project aims to bring back seven extinct mammals to the NSW corner country, using large fenced enclosures and a range of innovative predator control and research techniques in Sturt National Park.
Wild Desert will exclude feral predators and herbivores such as cats, foxes and rabbits before reintroducing mammals that were once widespread in NSW but have not been seen for over a century.”
For more information go to https://b-m.facebook.com/WildDeserts/
For 8 days in May 2019, a team of 16 Rotarians and Partners from The Rotary Club of Frankston journeyed to Fort Grey Homestead near Cameron Corner to take on some volunteer work for the Wild Deserts Project.
All up, around 1000 hours of working time was carried out by the 16 member team.
The list of work included:
Painting of the BBQ area
Refurbishment of the Workers Quarters (Now known as the Rotary Room)
Painting of the Dining Room
Fabrication of two stands to hold the Fire Unit
Installation of a new water tank
Replanting of the Homestead Lawn
Repainting of the ablutions block
Repairing the Ante Room
Repair to the Generator
And many other minor task that needed attention
This has been a project our club is very proud of being involved in and completing for The Wild Deserts Project.