Friday, September 24 - Thursday, September 30
Plans are to arrive at Witchelina Friday 24th or Saturday 25th September. The Witchelina Station Homestead is about 650Km from the Adelaide CBD and can be found by travelling through historic Farina (follow the signs). Working bee starts Sunday at 9:30am and will finish on afternoon of Thursday 30th September with participants making their own way to Loftyfest at Wonoka Station on Friday.
Jobs that are penciled in for us to do at this stage is shoring up the foundations of two huts MLR have previously worked on, Bend Hut and Pug Hill Hut. Nature Foundation have all the tools for this job, so I have been told. There is also some checking of the boundary fence between Myrtle Springs Station and Lake Torrens, only need a sense of adventure and your fourby for this one. Finally, there is some track clearance to be done around Tea Tree Swamp (read pruning of bushes and trees so it’s not so scratchy scratchy!). Pruning tools like hand saws, reciprocating saws, battery operated chainsaws, garden shears and branch loppers will be required for this job.
Although there are accommodation options available at the homestead, plan to be self sufficient for the duration of the stay, as travelling to and from the homestead every day, to either the huts or to do the track stuff, will be time consuming and eat into the available time we have. Offroad vans and campers will safely get to the huts, however it’ll be extremely challenging if we plan to do an overnight stay out in the dunes while checking the boundary. However, depending on numbers we might be able to split up and have two groups, we’ll know more as it gets closer, and our numbers are confirmed.