TWO local community groups recently joined forces to support our precious Mid North Coast wildlife by addressing the drastic shortage of possum boxes.
There is an ongoing need for these boxes to provide substitute tree hollows for possums in care with WIRES.
Most have either lost their habitat or been orphaned as joeys and are now ready for release.
Local WIRES volunteer Tina Birtles approached the Men's Sheds of Macksville and Nambucca Heads for their assistance.
"The response was terrific, and they immediately sprang into action and started work on 20 possum boxes," she said.
"We were delighted with the professional quality of the boxes, and they were completed just at the right time, as our supply had recently run out - we are very grateful to Men's Shed."
Stuart Holmes from The Men's Shed said they were pleased to assist WIRES in the care of local wildlife.
"Building these boxes for our native wildlife is another example of what Men's Sheds across Australia are doing to help their local communities, and we continue to give our support to organisations such as WIRES," he said.
If you come across a sick, injured or orphaned native animal, please call WIRES immediately on 1300 094 737.
He went on to say the Nambucca Heads Men's Shed will soon move from its current premises on Railway Road to the former Nambucca Heads Volunteer Rescue Association premises at the top end of Railway Road.
The new facility will enable the Nambucca Heads Men's Shed to utilise its considerable workshop equipment better and attract more members in the future.
The Men's Shed is a place for blokes of any age to come together and capture and share their skills and experiences.
If you would like to donate, or even get on the tools to help with this local possum box project, you are welcome to drop into the Men's Shed of Macksville or Nambucca Heads.
And if you come across a sick, injured or orphaned native animal, please call WIRES immediately on 1300 094 737.
Please note that other forms of contact, including Facebook and other types of social media are not monitored for rescues.
Also making the news:
Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content: