Call out for fencing volunteers

Call out for fencing volunteers


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HELP: Roseworthy BlazeAid site manager Wendy Pope with volunteers Warren Isgar, Max Ronalds, Rob Kemp, Steven Peterson, Mick Tomalin and James Graetz.

HELP: Roseworthy BlazeAid site manager Wendy Pope with volunteers Warren Isgar, Max Ronalds, Rob Kemp, Steven Peterson, Mick Tomalin and James Graetz.

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MORE volunteers are desperately needed to help those affected by the Pinery fires, according to volunteer fencing organisation BlazeAid.

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MORE volunteers are desperately needed to help those affected by the Pinery fires, according to Roseworthy BlazeAid site coordinator Wendy Cope. 

Since December 7, Roseworthy BlazeAid volunteers have cleared more than 235 kilometres of burnt fencelines, and refenced about 75km, while Hamley Bridge BlazeAid volunteers have achieved about the same. 

“But we’re probably only about halfway on what we have to refence,” Ms Cope said.

“It has been hard with the way weekends have fallen and some have been waiting to see how the weather is. Even farmers have been waiting on the weather, but if they wait too long, they may miss out completely.”

So far, more than 300 have volunteered their time to BlazeAid, which Ms Cope said was much appreciated.

“But we need to keep going,” she said. “This camp has gone on longer than normal, but we need to keep the figures topped up to keep it warranted.”

The Hamley Bridge camp finishes on April 16.

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