August 2014

Homes for possums

Preparing the boxes

Preparing the boxes

Moira, Karabi Volunteer painting boxes

Moira, Karabi Volunteer painting boxes


TWENTY new homes for western Sydney’s injured or displaced brushtail possums have been built by four boys from Constitution Hill with the help from the Parramatta District Men’s Shed.

Boys from Karabi youth centre at Constitution Hill teamed up with Men’s shed volunteers during the school holidays to construct the boxes, which will be used by Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Services (WIRES) to rehome brushtail possums from places like residential home roof cavities.

……. read more (from Parramatta Sun, Thursday 14th August 2014)

…… YouTube video ….Possum using the Box

It’s true – every Bloke needs a shed

PDMSInc0001Men of any age are invited to join the Parramatta District Men’s Shed Inc. to try their hand at woodwork, metalwork or gardening.

The group founded by Vietnam Veterans Doug Mackay and Kerry Boyce as a men’s peer health project, aims to encourage men to get together for hands-on community projects as well as to talk about any problems with which they may be grappling.

……… read more (Parramatta Sun Thursday 24th July 2014)