Reduce, re-use, recycle

Published 26 May 2014 
about  Monjebup Reserves Yarrabee - Wesfarmers Reserve  
Nothing quite so satisfying as finishing a job.<br/> Nothing quite so satisfying as finishing a job.

Ecologist Angela Saunders and I spent Saturday helping a small group from the Friends of Fitzgerald River National Park salvaging spongolite blocks from the derelict homestead at Yarrabee Reserve for use in reconstruction of the Twertup Field Study Centre that burnt down several years ago in the National Park. 

Spongolite block cladding of the very old Twertup building was destroyed in the fire, and the spongolite blocks at Yarrabee were about the only part of that building worth salvaging.

Our Monjebup neighbours Bill and Jane Thompson had volunteered to organise the demolition job.  The weather was wild, with westerlies tumbling across Stirling Range National Park immediately to the west, and occasional squalls sending us scuttling for cover.  But with a cheery band of vollies on the job and the weather good incentive to keep moving, the roof was off, and all the blocks dismantled, cleaned and stacked on pallets by mid-afternoon, ready for transport to their next incarnation at Twertup.