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Finch Hatton 4756, April 23rd
Come build a Butterfly Garden with Conservation Volunteers Australia!
Out at Finch Hatton State School, CVA is building a butterfly garden. The native habitat around the school is quite degraded, and our volunteers will be on this project from day one! The first step will be preparing the site by removing the invasive weeds. We will also be building a small nursery to locally propagate desirable plants for butterflies. Next we will be planting the trees, shrubs, and creepers that attract butterflies. Finally we will be visiting the site over the course of several months to check on it and maintain it.
Come and join us to learn about which native plants attract butterflies, which plants are considered weeds, and all the skills you need to build your very own butterfly garden!
Adelaide , Apr 26th and 15 other dates
Patawalonga Creek was once a diverse watercourse running through the Adelaide plains which has now been contained in many places through the suburbs in concrete canals. There is, however, one part that you can still see some of the original Adelaide Plains creekside where now remains a significant remnant of the Swamp Paperbark plant community.
This part of the Patawalonga Creek runs through the grounds of Adelaide Airport and with their support Conservation Volunteers and Friends of Patawalonga Creek have been restoring the creek through seed collecting, native vegetation planting, weed control and surveys. This last little stretch of creek is an important refuge for aquatic life including tortoises, frog and waterbirds. Its’ Melaleuca trees are state heritage listed and there is also little blue bush that you won’t find in many places. The site has had fantastic changes over the years thanks to volunteers and it still needs your help to hold back the pressures of surrounding urbanisation.
In May and June we will be undertaking work on creating a trail through this wonderful area.
Come and join our team of volunteers. It's a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and contribute to improving our environment.
Kurnell, Apr 26th and 17 other dates
The Eastern Curlew Migratory Shore Bird resting site restoration works;
This exciting project is here to help restore the significant resting habitat of the critically endangered Eastern Curlew migratory shore bird. Each year these incredible birds travel more than 20,000 kilometres (round trip) as part of their yearly migration. They breed as far north as arctic circle within Russia and North-eastern China, and make their way to the eastern shores of Australia to rest in summer. On this epic journey, these birds face risks from increasing pressures of coastal habitat loss along their migratory route, limited access to food and resting sites and even hunting. We are here to give them a helping hand.
Gladstone , Apr 26th and 10 other dates
Would you like to be involved in a project that makes a difference to the health of the Great Barrier Reef?
Join our ONE REEF project in Gladstone and Rockhampton!
ONE REEF is an initiative of CVA that harnesses the strength of partners, communities and volunteers to repair and reinstate priority wetlands and catchments of the Great Barrier Reef through the delivery of on-ground practical action, education, training, community engagement and volunteering.
ONE REEF is focused on mobilising community to make a tangible and practicable on ground difference to the health and resilience of the Great Barrier Reef, by restoring catchments and improving water quality.
This is a new and exciting project for CVA, and an opportunity to make a tangible and practical difference to the health of the Great Barrier Reef. In partnership with Catchment Solutions, and the Australian Government, Conservation Volunteers Australia will be undertaking revegetation activities with local landholders. We will be planting trees and removing weeds in an effort to improve water quality entering the Great Barrier Reef.
Activities may include removing weeds, seed-collecting, tree-planting and plant propagation
Mirani, Apr 26th and 3 other dates
Wetlands are vital to the Great Barrier Reef. They reduce the impacts of floods, absorb pollutants and provide habitat for animals and plants.
Wetlands are important in other ways as well. They purify water and form nurseries for fish and other freshwater and marine life. Because of this, they are important to Australia's commercial and recreational fishing industries as well.
Conservation Volunteers Australia planted native trees at the iconic Demoleyns Lagoon, a beautiful freshwater lagoon situated approximately 40minutes from Mackay, in between Mirani and Marian in the picturesque Pioneer Valley on World Water Day and now they need maintaining.
Additionally, we are collecting some baseline information of the state of the lagoon to compare future images to.
Activities include photography, mapping with a GIS unit, watering, hand weeding and other activities to help the new trees grow.
Join us today to contribute towards restoring an endangered wetland that provides important habitat refuge for wildlife in a predominantly agricultural area!
Myola, Apr 26th and 1 other date
Learn about the local native trees and plants of our Tropical region by joining us to collect and propagate seed. Volunteers will visit various local parks and reserves to collect seed that will then be propagated and plants maintained at a shared space at Kuranda Envirocare Community Nursery.
Pierces Creek, April 26th
Want to help rebuild our cultural heritage in a beautiful forest in the mountains? Come and help as we restore Tidbinbilla Hut!
Please contact the Canberra Office if you are interested in this program as we have limited space available.
Yellingbo, April 26th
Join us at Yellingbo Nature Conservation Reserve to contribute to revegetation efforts in the reserve! Yellingo NCR projects a wide variety of plants and animals, including the critically endangered Helmeted Honeyeater. Habitat improvement works will help this and other species to survive and thrive in the reserve area.
Wirrina Cove, Apr 26th and 12 other dates
In partnership with the District Council of Yankalilla we will be creating habitat to provide a critical food and nesting stepping stone at Wirrina Cove on the Fleurieu Peninsula for the endangered Black Glossy Cockatoo. Much of this habitat was lost due to clearing of Woodland on the Fleurieu Peninsula in the 1900's, which has restricted the Glossy Black Cockatoo to Kangaroo Island.
This community focused project will enhance fragmented habitat by planting 25,000 trees such as Drooping Sheoak Low Woodland and associated canopy and understorey species such as SA Blue Gum and Pink Gum. This project will expand viable foraging and nesting sites 17kms north from the small pockets of vegetation that currently exist; which will allow the Glossy Black Cockatoo to cross back to the mainland and establish populations on the Fleurieu Peninsula.
APRIL & MAY: Most of the project days will involve tree planting at the site.
Lee Point, Apr 26th and 1 other date
Conservation Volunteers will be helping to restore important habitat to protect the critically endangered eastern curlew, a large wading shorebird reaching up to 66cm tall. The eastern curlew requires two types of habitats to survive, one within the tidal zone, mudflats, and mangrove swamps and one above it amongst sand dunes and salt pans when their feeding ground becomes inundated. It has an elongated curved bill for finding food in mudflats, and long legs that enable them to wade throughout mudflats.
We will be undertaking different restoration activities and bird surveys to improve their habitat at Lee Point Reserve. Depending on the time of year, you might see other migratory bird species, waders and nesting turtles on the beach.
Barwon Heads, Apr 26th and 18 other dates
Help to remove invasive weeds around Barwon Heads foreshore and bluff.
If the weeds are left then they will spread further along the coastline, so we need help to tackle them now!
Please ensure appropriate clothing is worn for long periods outdoors - this includes sturdy footwear, long pants and long sleeved shirt. Please bring your own lunch and bottle of water.
Glenmore Park , April 26th
The Native Cherry (Exocarpus Cupressiformis) is a semi-parasitic tree, endemic to Australia. Also known as the ‘Cyprus Cherry’, this tree uniquely hides its delicious fruit deep in the tree, while displaying its vibrant seeds.
Providing habitat for birds and other native animals, the Native Cherry contributes to valued biodiversity at Apple Gum Reserve. Help conserve the native cherry and improve habitat by joining us for a day or two of bush regeneration in your local neighbourhood.
Geelong, Apr 26th and 9 other dates
Come join Conservation Volunteers in assiting with the protection of many different environments around the picturesque Bellarine Peninsula.
Partnering with the City of Greater Geelong you will undertake many programs to manage and protect biodiversity in our local coastlines, waterways, wetlands, bush and native grasslands.
Portland, Apr 26th and 9 other dates
There are many great locations to volunteer in the Portland area two of our latest environmental projects are Point Danger and Fitzroy river.
Point Danger Heathland is a rare vegetation community under threat from aggressive weed competition. The site is spectacular, overlooking the southern ocean, home to Australia's only mainland gannet colony and a rich diverse heathland community.
The Fitzroy River project is conducting restoration activities on remnant and indigenous revegetation on the banks of the beautiful Fitzroy river. There is range of aggressive weeds to be controlled as well as new plantings to reinforce existing remnant vegetation.
Gidgegannup, Apr 26th and 2 other dates
The spread of urbanisation and loss of natural habitat, has resulted in wildlife corridors becoming increasingly fragmented across Perth. Susannah Brook Reserve is an example of this, with the ecological health of this catchment also being important to maintain water quality in the Swan River.
Join us for a day in the hills as we assist the City of Swan to remove Cotton Bush, a toxic weed that has become prevalant in the south-west of WA.
26 April - Susannah Brook Reserve
2 May - Project location TBC
3 May - Project location TBC
Hobart, April 26th
Conservation Volunteers have decided to develop a volunteer garden at our Hobart volunteer house. The plan is to develop a number of edible gardens within the grounds that will be a focus site for volunteer engagement and management. This program will allow volunteers to gain new skills, try various growing techniques, provide assistance in the design and development stages, help with ongoing management of the gardens and be a part of the Conservation Volunteers community.
This project will involve;
- garden design and planning
- building raised garden beds
- selection of various fruits, vegetables and other edible plants
- implementing various cultivation techniques
- pruning and weeding maintenance
- general garden maintenance
A great opportunity to be involved in an ongoing project that connects local volunteers, develops sustainable land-use skills and produces healthy, local food.
Rollingstone, Townsville to Bowen, Apr 27th and 4 other dates
The Beach Scrub Project aims to promote conservation of beach scrub semi-evergreen vine thickets, an endangered ecosystem that’s crucial for reducing erosion and preserving strong ecological diversity. Join the team and explore areas up and down the coast from Townsville. You will get to see out of the way places and help conserve these unique areas by collecting rubbish and removing invasive weeds.
Some projects are daily, meet at our office at Pallarenda and enjoy a day or two in the great outdoors.
Some are week long camping departing Townsville in February to May 2018.
Townsville, Apr 27th and 9 other dates
Overlooking beautiful Rowes Bay and Magnetic Island the revegetation nursery concentrates on producing local provence species for planting in areas around Townsville and North Queensland.
Join us from 8am onwards. Learn how to process seed and raise seedlings for revegetation works preserving local gene pool and biodiversity. Meet new people, learn new skills.
Mawson Lakes, Apr 27th and 5 other dates
Parafield Airport hosts the last known array of vernal pools within the Adelaide metro area. What are vernal pools? They are temporary pools of water that provide habitat for distinctive plants and animals. Discovered in 2001, they were assessed to be of high wetland value, with significant flora and uncommon aquatic fauna. Prior to their discovery, they were used for agricultural practices and recreational activities - farming, grazing and even a golf driving range!
CVA volunteers have been engaged to help restore this unique site by addressing issues such as weed management and reintroducing local plants.
This is a great opportunity to learn about this rare habitat in the heart of suburbia. Join us on the journey!
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