MidCoast is the third Local Government Area now up and running in FAWNA’s #Food4Wildlife campaign thanks to the generous donations from members of the public who want to directly help wildlife.
We have been generously supported and we thank everyone for their contributions to this cause.
It has become a real community project to support our wildlife that has had fire, on top of drought decimating their food resources and habitat.
The public collection points are stocked with free macropod pellets and wild bird seed in Taree, Wingham, Bobin, Nabiac, Rainbow Flat, Hallidays Point, Old Bar and Manning Point
The map shows locations that are operating now and we hope to bring more locations on stream shortly. The map will be updated progressively.
FAWNA asks the community to bring their own reused plastic bags and take small quantities to start of the 2 foods on offer. We need to introduce this food slowly and make sure it is being taken by wildlife before putting out more. Instructions are at the collection points. More food is on order and FAWNA is hunkering down for the long haul, hoping we can keep this program running until the rains come and habitat and wildlife food resources start to recover.
Everyone is reminded that #Water4Wildlife is a way we all can help by placing out safe shallow containers of water for our thirsty birds, animals and reptiles also suffering from these exceptional circumstances of drought and fires. Sticks and rocks to prevent drowning are important.
Mrs Ryan adds a vote of thanks to all the FAWNA volunteers who have stepped up and dealt with everything facing them over this past extra busy time in difficult circumstances.
Wildlife rescue groups throughout the state are offering help too, and donations of goods from members of the public and organisations have helped the effort and ensured we now have everything we need.
To report any wildlife needing help in MidCoast, Port Macquarie-Hastings, and Kempsey contact the FAWNA 24 hour rescue hotline 6581 4141