Vol­un­teers needed for tur­tle con­ser­va­tion

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WITH tur­tle sea­son al­most here, vol­un­teers are be­ing called upon to help with the Mon Re­pos Tur­tle Con­ser­va­tion.

Queens­land Park and Wildlife Ranger-in-Charge, Mon Re­pos Cathy Gat­ley said vol­un­teers were es­sen­tial to Mon Re­pos, as­sist­ing rangers with the nightly run­ning of the Tur­tle Cen­tre.

“Main tasks in­clude talk­ing to vis­i­tors and an­swer­ing enquiries, staffing the front en­try and sou­venir shop and as­sist­ing with kids’ ac­tiv­i­ties,” Ms Gat­ley said.

“Vol­un­teers also help get vis­i­tor groups onto the beach for tur­tle watch­ing.”

Ms Gat­ley said skills needed to be­come a vol­un­teer were en­thu­si­asm, friend­li­ness and and the abil­ity to talk with in­quis­i­tive vis­i­tors.

“Vol­un­teers will also need a firm com­mit­ment to the vol­un­teer pro­gram for the tur­tle sea­son and its goal of en­vi­ron­men­tal ed­u­ca­tion,” she said.

Vol­un­teers were asked to make a com­mit­ment to the pro­gram for the du­ra­tion of the tur­tle sea­son which runs from Novem­ber 6 to late March 2018.

Ms Gat­ley said vol­un­teers were needed at Mon Re­pos In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre seven nights a week.

If the job sounds right up your ally, con­tact QPWS rangers on phone 4159 1652 or 4131 2707 or email shane.o’ c on nor@npsr.qld

.gov.au to reg­is­ter your in­ter­est.

PHOTO: MIKE KNOTT BUN290114TUR12

Hatch­ling Log­ger­head tur­tles on Mon Re­pos Beach.

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