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Volunteer campground hosts wanted


The Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) is seeking volunteer campground hosts at Cockle Creek and Melaleuca in the Southwest National Park and at Schouten Island in Freycinet National Park for short periods in the coming summer.

Parks and Wildlife Service General Manager, Peter Mooney, said the volunteer campground host program was introduced at Cockle Creek last year and proved a success.

"It has also been very successful at other locations such as Waterfall Valley on the Overland Track and previously at Melaleuca," Mr Mooney said.

"It's an opportunity for people with a strong connection to these special places to share their knowledge of the area with visitors.

"In addition, the campground hosts provide extra capacity for our staff at a time of year when there are a lot of competing demands, including fire-fighting."

The campground hosts will provide information to visitors, carry out minor maintenance and maintain communications with their respective PWS Field Centres at Huonville and Coles Bay.

Further information about making an expression of interest in being a volunteer campground host is available by contacting Craig Saunders at the Huonville office on (03) 6264 8463 or by emailing Craig.Saunders@parks.tas.gov.au