Students volunteer to keep Tolosa on track

4 April 2023|Community News, Education| Off Comments off on Students volunteer to keep Tolosa on track|

University students pitched in to help clean up the Glenorchy environment last month as part of the University of Tasmania’s Day of Volunteering.

The UTAS Day of Volunteering is a voluntary community-based experience that sees students join with staff to represent the university through various local volunteering initiatives.

It provides an opportunity for students to meet other students and develop their networks at the start of the semester.

Fourteen students from the University visited the Tolosa Park Mountain Bike Track

to assist with environmental improvements, working enthusiastically to clear non- indigenous weed species from the bike track.

Glenorchy City Council partnered with UTAS to offer the experience to students, who heard from UTAS alumni Dr Stephen Bresnahan, the council’s bushfire management coordinator, about the work being done across greater Hobart to mitigate the risk of fire.

Many of the volunteers were new international students and were not aware of the risk of bushfire to Tasmania.

Glenorchy Mayor Bec Thomas said she was thrilled to see students getting out into nature in beautiful Glenorchy.

“It’s great to see students, particularly those new to Tasmania, engaging with the beautiful landscape our city has to offer, and learning about the range of incredible natural elements that are present in Glenorchy,” she said.

“Well done to all students involved for your environmental efforts and thank you to council staff who were involved in making this day such a success.”

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