Leanne Fielder of Melbourne, Australia writes:
“I work for the Melbourne Wildlife Sanctuary at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. For over 35 years, volunteers and a skeleton staff have transformed 71 acres of degraded land into a rich and diverse area full of rare and unique flora and fauna that have not been seen in the greater Melbourne area since Europeans arrived over 200 years ago.
“Many ‘standards’ now used across the world, such as the ‘natural treatment’ of urban stormwater run off was pioneered at the Sanctuary. Many of the undergrad students who were volunteers are now leaders in the environmental field. We have infrared cameras in nesting boxes streaming live to the web 24/7. Most Australian birds and mammals are nocturnal and the webcam allows us to ‘spy’ on birds and animals keeping warm in winter, raising their young in spring and just hanging around.
“I have become stuck for ideas and need to get paying customers in the gate and also we need sponsors. We have many dedicated volunteers and a ‘Friends’ group that works hard to raise money. I have worked my previous customers database, sent press releases and use the local press but I can’t get it into the big time. Can your Hounds help with ideas?”
Their website is at http://www.melbournewildlife.com.au/