October 2005: FIDO had been weeding in Eurong on and off for decades mainly we large short weekend efforts that we helpful but not very cost effective. In 2005 with the use of a 4WD troop carrier and the offer of a team of bush regenerators led by Stephanie and Julian Lymburner from Ballina NSW that FIDO was able for the first time engage on longer more intensive weeding efforts. These were to be based on a similar scheme to the weeding programs of Lord Howe Island where volunteers spend half the time working and half the time exploring and enjoying the environment. The volunteers contributed to their own costs for food and accommodation. The Lymburners with George Haddock and Su Dawson led three teams over the next two years. They began their work in three areas that continue to absorb much of FIDO’s efforts over the next decade — Jarvis Street, Problem Corner and the area at the back of Eurong Resort. These first photos were taken in October 2005, two months prior to the establishment of FINIA.