We have successfully secured a 'substantial' grant to work with the Backcountry Trust to do a full maintenance job at the Freeman Burn hut on the edge of Lake Manapouri in Fiordland.
As well as doing the building work, it is situated in the Fiordland National Park which is open hunting all year round.
Like many of these projects that we have done in the past, it not only gives members the opportunity to do something for the community, but it also give members a fun few days in some stunning National Park. You'll get a chance to do some hunting and get to meet other club members. (There also tends to be some great story telling and smiles over a beverage at the end of a hard days work. )
So we are looking for volunteers over Jan and Feb to help with the work and maintenance planned for this hut.
We will need to do a few trips (depending on volunteer numbers) as we have to re pile the building, take out the windows to repair them, go back and build a new wall and replace/fix the roof. Finishing with a full re line and paint.
The Freeman Burn hut is located at the mouth of the Freeman Burn on the North Arm of Lake Manapouri. Access is by boat (or water taxi) so we will arrange shared transport although also looking for members with boats to help with getting materials and members there. We do have a fuel allowance as part of the grant.
At this stage, we just need an expression of interest to start the planning process. There is the opportunity to stay longer and hunt or stay and help out for longer periods.
In order to decide on dates, please click on the register link and let us know when you are available. We can confirm late Dec once we have an idea on who and when volunteers are available.
Alternatively email the club with your dates, if you have a boat etc
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