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Homebush, February 28th
Badu Mangroves is a southern tributary of Parramatta River in Sydney Olympic park and is an important habitat area for migratory shorebirds, breeding white-bellied sea eagles and Salt Marsh. The Tidal flows, especially after large scale storm events, results in rubbish being dumped along Haslams Creek polluting this sensitive habitat. Salt Marsh communities of Homebush Bay in particular are regarded as the most important in the Sydney region because if their size and species composition. They are also valued as a waterbird habitat, especially Waterfowl Habitat.
9.30 am: Meet either at Wentworth Common car park (if driving) or at the Sydney Olympic Park Train Station, Part St. (we recommend using the train). Transport will be provided to the site from both these locations. Wentworth Common Car Park is located at Marjorie Jackson Parkway- South Side.
Finish time: 3 pm
Queanbeyan, Feb 28th and 8 other dates
Come join us on this fantastic project that is helping to restore and revitalise the Outdoor Classroom in Glebe Park on the Queanbeyan River. The Outdoor Classroom is a great area for children from local schools to learn about the environment. Unfortunately it is need of some much needed TLC, which is where we come in. Partnering with Queanbeyan and Palerang Council we will be engaging in some tree planting, weed control and other activities to ensure that the Outdoor Classroom is place all of Queanbeyan can benefit from.
Homebush, February 28th
Conservation Volunteers is hosting the annual Clean Up Day Challenge. Our CVA Community Team will be taking on our Business Team to clean the mangroves of Sydney Olympic Park. The Badu Mangroves is a southern tributary of Parramatta River in Sydney Olympic park and is an important habitat area for migratory shorebirds and breeding white-bellied sea eagles.
Teams will be challenged to collect as much rubbish as they can in a two hour period, competing against each other to see who will be crowned champion. Teams will have the opportunity to gain extra points for finding mysterious, unusual or rare items.
We will provide everything you need including a BBQ lunch.
Show how well you can clean up, this Clean Up Day!
9.30 am: Meet either at Wentworth Common car park (if driving) or at the Sydney Olympic Park Train Station, Park St (we recommend using the train). Transport will be provided to the site from both these locations. Wentworth Common Car Park is located at Marjorie Jackson Parkway- South Side.
Finish time: 2:00 pm
Canberra, Mar 1st and 1 other date
CVA – Community Conservation Support Program
The ACT is made up of roughly 60 Parkcare and Landcare volunteer groups that help protect and manage their own little parts of Canberra. Volunteers in these groups actively contribute to protecting natural and cultural sites in local parks and nature reserves throughout the ACT. These volunteers will undertake activities including seed collection, plant propagation, tree planting, weed removal, erosion control, vegetation mapping and recording, water quality monitoring, maintenance and restoration of heritage places, and raising community awareness.
Come and join a CVA team for a day and help these groups in the varied and important conservation efforts that they undertake. It may even inspire you to join one of these groups yourself!
St Peters, Mar 1st and 18 other dates
City of Sydney and Conservation Volunteers Australia have partnered to provide local residents with the opportunity to assist with environmental restoration works in and around the park and its wetland sites. This will be a great way to keep active, improve your health and meet like-minded people whilst helping the environment.
Volunteers will participate in weeding and revegetation activities that will not only enhance the beauty of the park but provide valuable habitat for the local wildlife such as small birds and reptiles.
Park visitor and monthly bird surveys will be conducted to gather useful information to assist in the management of the park and to track the wildlife population trends.
Regular guided walks and information sessions/ wildlife workshops throughout the year.
Start time 9.30am
Meet on site at The Kiosk located at the park entrance near the corner of Princess Hwy and Sydney Park Road. (See map). We usually gather behind the public restrooms.
Finish time 2.30pm.
If you’re heading to the park by public transport, St Peters train station is just across the road. There are bus routes that stop nearby, such as the 370 and 422. Look for routes that travel down Sydney Park Road, Princes Highway and King Street.
Three 4hr limit car parks are available, Sydney Park Road opposite Mitchell Road; King Street and Barwon Road. Some unlimited parking exists along Euston Road.
Important Information for the day
Please wear sturdy boots, long pants, and long sleeve shirts. Hats, sunscreen, and water are a must.
If for any reason you cannot make it on the day, you are going to be late or cannot find the meeting point, please contact the following:
Weekdays: 0432 938 282 or (02) 93311610.
Weekends: 0432 938 282 or alternatively 0409 188 435
If you need any more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or give the Sydney office a call on (02) 93311610
Berkeley, Mar 1st and 1 other date
Hooka Point is a regeneration site with small but precious remnants of coastal salt marsh at the mouth of Hooka Creek. Predominantly consisting of revegetation due to the historic use as grazing land, the area is a great example of what can be achieved in an urban environment. Our visits will target the removal of environmental weeds along the foreshore of Lake Illawarra, and facilitate the provision of habitat and connectivity to other remnant vegetation.
Londonderry, Mar 2nd and 22 other dates
Come along to help restore and maintain the Londonderry Woodland Reserve, a vital remnant of the critically endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland. This is a very special site as it contains mature, large trees and a creek which provide habitat and migration pathways for wildlife. By visiting the site, you can have the closest experience to what the Cumberland Plain looked like prior to European settlement. The restoration and maintenance of this area are paramount to the preservation of this unique and beautiful ecological system, so come along, have fun and get involved in bush regeneration activities, habitat improvement, flora and fauna surveys, bird watching and water quality monitoring.
Bredbo, Mar 2nd and 5 other dates
The Upper Murrumbidgee Demonstration Reach (UMDR) is approximately 100 km long and runs from Bredbo in NSW to Casuarina Sands in the ACT. Roughly half its length lies in NSW and half in the ACT. Water in the reach is used for ecological, rural, urban and recreational purposes. The upper Murrumbidgee River is a high value riverine ecosystem containing the critical aquatic habitats of several nationally listed threatened species (notably Trout cod, Murray cod and Macquarie perch). The UMDR project is all about improving fish habitat and river health in this vitally important waterway.
Come join CVA for the day as we assist UMDR with their revegetation efforts along the river and learn about the importance and significance of the work that they do! For more information please contact the Canberra Office on 0262477770.
Canberra, Mar 3rd and 3 other dates
Join CVA every Friday as we get our hands dirty and engage in efforts designed to protect Koalas and Koala habitat in the ACT region.
Koalas were once common and widespread throughout eastern Australia. Yet despite their iconic status, a number of factors – including the fur trade, habitat loss and disease - have led to substantial declines in their numbers and a federal listing as vulnerable to extinction. They now only occur naturally in fragmented pockets of south-eastern Australia and Queensland, and only where there are adequate food and habitat trees to sustain them.
They type of work that we will be undertaking includes:
- Restore key koala habitat
- Research and monitor poorly known koala populations
- Educating the community in local koala conservation.
Come join us as we aim to protect this iconic Australian species.
Wollongong, Mar 3rd and 1 other date
Wollongong Harbour is one of the premier tourist destinations in the Illawarra, mainly due to its iconic lighthouses. With a stunning outlook across the Pacific Ocean and panoramic views of the coast and escarpment, its easy to fall for the charms of this city. Located in the heart of Wollongong just 1.5 hours south of Sydney, Conservation Volunteers will be leading a team of volunteers to collect information on the litter present in the harbour followed by a collection at North Wollongong. This will mean collection, sorting and recording what is present on the beach.
Granville, Mar 4th and 20 other dates
The Cumberland Council section of Prospect Creek has been recognised as having a high conservation significance due to the presence of endangered ecological communities, regionally significant flora species and its value as a wildlife corridor.
We are working in partnership with Cumberland Council to provide the opportunity for locals to become involved in the enhancement and protection of the endangered River Flat Eucalypt Forest ecological community. Our work will focus on maintenance of previously planted native vegetation, weed identification and removal, planting of native plants, flora and fauna surveying, habitat construction and water monitoring to improve the health of this vital corridor.
- Meet: 8:30am at Granville Train Station Commuter Carpark and finish at 2:30pm
Morning tea will be provided, but bring your own lunch and enjoy a picnic!
Canberra, Mar 4th and 5 other dates
Join Conservation Volunteers on this fantastic and unique opportunity to get involved in creating a greatly anticipated track, high in the mountain ranges of Tidbinbilla.
This track will make some of the incredible peaks in the Tidbinbilla mountain range accessible, allowing keen bushwalkers to safely reach them, and minimise impacts of multiple informal trails. Parts of this track existed before the 2003 bushfires which devastated the reserve, and Conservation Volunteers are fortunate enough to participate in re-establishing these sections.
What you can expect:
- Camping accommodation in a stunning remote location
- Communal meals
- Walking in adventureous mountainous terrain
- To get involved in a unique and exciting opportunity to build an iconic track in the ACT region
- High level of fitness
- Experience getting out in the bush, e.g. bushwalking, mountain biking camping etc.
- Strong work ethic and desire to get stuck in to some tough and rewarding activity
Food, camping equipment and tools are all provided. Volunteers just have to come along!
We have regular projects happening from January 2017 right through until May 2017. There are 2-day blocks, weekend blocks available, or 5 day Thursday-Monday blocks available.
For more information please contact the Canberra office on 6247 7770 or Canberra@cva.org.au
Mosman 2088, Mar 4th and 10 other dates
Bradleys Head - The Endangered Red-crowned Toadlet
Conservation Volunteers Australia is working with New South Wales National Parks & Wildlife Service and local species experts to carry out important habitat protection and rehabilitation activities and monitoring at key locations for the Red-crowned Toadlet throughout Sydney.
These vital conservation endeavours will provide critical habitat and protection as well as enhance and extend existing areas for Red-crowned Toadlets (Pseudophryne australis), improving their chances of breeding success and providing safe and healthy habitat to avoid predators and pollution.
Vaucluse, Mar 4th and 9 other dates
Hermitage Foreshore Restoration - Sydney Harbour National Park
Conservation Volunteers Australia is working with New South Wales National Parks & Wildlife Service to undertake valuable works to restore the Hermitage Foreshore. Come along for the day to contribute to restoring Hermitage Foreshore. The works will be occuring along the Hermitage Foreshore track which is one of Sydney's greatest coastal walks stretching 1.7km in length. Through this area you will be able to see spectacular harbour views, remnant heaths, woodland, small patches of rainforest, craggy cliffs and secluded coves. The area is very degraded due to the establishment of invasive species. We have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the restoration of this area. You will take part in restoring and enhancing the biodiversity of coastal vegetation through bush regeneration works removing invasive weeds, removing refuse, revegetating and maintaining areas degraded by storm water and disturbance.
Fullerton , Mar 6th and 1 other date
Connecting different areas of habitat is really important for conserving our unique Australian Flora and Fauna. The Abercrombie Connections project will be creating these valuable connections to allow for many birds and tree-dwelling mammals to access larger patches of habitat for feeding, breeding, drought refuge and much more.
This project will see the planting of thousands of native trees to connect existing remnant patches of Woodland to create Flyways for seasonal migration of birds and to expand on existing high value areas.
Shellharbour, Mar 7th and 1 other date
Shellharbour Beach is just north of the historic township, Shellharbour Village, a character filled community nestled right on the coast 20 minutes South of Wollongong. With great views South down to the picturesque Bass Point, this area of coast is known for some of its great surf beaches and reefs filled with Marine Life. Located just 1.5 hours south of Sydney, Conservation Volunteers will be leading a team of volunteers to collect information on the litter present at Shellharbour Beach. This will mean collection, sorting and recording what is present on the beach.
Vaucluse , Mar 8th and 1 other date
Conservation Volunteers Australia is working with New South Wales National Parks & Wildlife Service to undertake valuable works to restore and enhance the formal gardens of the heritage listed Greycliffe House. The gardens rub shoulders with the restored Greycliffe House. This historic sandstone mansion, built in 1852, is one of the best-preserved examples of neo-gothic Victorian architecture in Sydney. Come along for the day to contribute to restoring the gardens through conserving significant plantings and strengthening the theme of the 19th century.
Shoalhaven Heads, March 8th
River Road reserve plays a vital role in providing habitat for nationally and internationally significant fauna species. Our work here will assist Shoalhaven Council and their local Bushcare volunteers with protection of the dune environment that plays home to a number of migratory and resident birds who use this area’s vast resources. We will be helping with some weed removal activities, fauna surveys and planting activities to improve the health of this wetland system.
Minnamurra, Mar 9th and 1 other date
James Holt Reserve is a large area of wetland that sits within 2 km of the opening to the ocean. Comprising of both mangrove forest and swamp oak floodplain forest, this area is very important in keeping the river healthy and maintaining water quality. Just 25 minutes South of Wollongong it is a short trip to help tackle some invasive plants, it is also important to keep your eyes peeled for local fauna to help us maintain quality records of the diversity present in this wetland.
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