Queenstown Primary and KingsView schools will muck in with
volunteers this week in efforts to remove scrub from the
unearthed ruins of a historic gold-mining community near
About a dozen pupils from Queenstown Primary School today and
a dozen from KingsView School on Friday will join Nomad
Safaris on the latest missions to carefully clear Cooper's
Tce, near the Arrow River, of overgrown exotic vegetation.
The eco-friendly tourism operator is also calling for
residents to join them on Wednesday.
Nomad Safaris driver-guide Fran O'Connor said on Friday the
aim was to have Cooper's Tce completely uncovered in time for
celebrations in 2012 of the 150th anniversary of the
discovery of gold in Arrowtown.
"Cooper's Tce is at the start of the Macetown Track on the
Arrow River and the work done on World Environment Day is
looking really good," Ms O'Connor said.
"With more work to it, we are on the way to uncovering more."
Nomad Safaris will provide transport for enthusiasts from its
depot, in Industrial Pl, Queenstown, on Wednesday, departing
at 9am and returning at 12.30pm. Nomads will also provide
Volunteers wanting a ride should call (03) 442-6699.
"It would be a good idea to wear gumboots and warm clothes
and bring tools like secateurs or loppers and gloves," Ms
"As this is a historic site, a lot of care is needed with
working here, but a briefing will be given before the
morning's work starts.
"This is a very exciting project."