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Freemans Reach, September 23rd
Join Landcare volunteers and go into battle against weeds in the critically endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland. This special site located behind Hawkesbury High School used to be full of goannas, but now it is struggling with weeds which need removing so it can remain healthy and resilient.
Jewells, September 23rd
Come and join neighbours and ecologists on an easy walk to learn about the beautiful wildflowers that bloom in Belmont Wetlands State Park in Spring
The day will run from 9:00am until 11:00am. Volunteers will be required to meet on-site.
Londonderry, Sep 24th and 3 other dates
Come along to help restore and maintain the Londonderry Woodland Reserve, a vital remnant of the critically endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland with an array of native birds, including the famous Bookook Owl. A rare site that 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.
Granville, Sep 25th and 11 other dates
Join the Prospect Creek crew that's rescuing one of Sydney's most threatened waterways. Prospect Creek is a critical wildlife corridor running through the city, come along to discover its secrets and help rewild this special place
Glenquarry, September 25th
Conservation Volunteers will be kick starting Glenquarry Public Schools plans to rehabilitate a parcel of land at the back of their school grounds. We will be controlling some envioronmental weeds and providing access to areas for further work to be complete. The long term plan is that the land will eventually be a bike track and native tree garden, where children can walk and sit in the outdoors.
Kurnell, Sep 26th and 1 other date
Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Sheer sandstone cliffs dominate the park's dramatic coastline, making for a beautiful view. In spring and summer, spectacular displays of wildflowers on the heath attract a variety of nectar eating birds. During the winter months, migrating whales are regularly seen making their northerly voyage and may again be spotted heading south in the Spring. The Kurnell peninsula supports a number of endangered species, including the Green and Golden Bell frog and the Little Tern. Our site marks the actual landing spot of the first British explorers to Australian shores and the first "meeting place" between them and the local Dharawal people in 1770. Volunteers will take part in a significant project to revitalise the "meeting place" by helping to restore connection to country and bringing back the original habitat as surveyed by Captain Cook`s botanists, Banks and Solander. Tasks will include weeding large areas of invasive plants such as asparagus fern for future planting activities.
Kiama, September 26th
Bombo Beach is just north of Kiama, a beutiful town dotted with historic buildings nestled right on the coast just 30 minutes South of Wollongong. The second location for this project - Surf Beach has a picturesque outlook this area of coast which is known for its rocky coastline and the famous Kiama Blowhole (not to mention the less famous but equally as spectacular Little Blowhole). 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 Bombo and Surf Beaches in Kiama. This will mean collection, sorting and recording what litter we discover on the beach.
Thornton, September 26th
Thornton PS has a sizable patch of remnant Spotted Gum forest with plenty of ground orchids. We will be assisting the school with restoring this area by removing some garden plants that have been invading from nearby homes.
Gerroa, Sep 27th and 7 other dates
Coomonderry Swamp is a wetland of national importance. It is home to a population of the endangered Green and Golden Bell Frogs and Australasian Bitterns, and is the largest semi permanent fresh-water wetland on the NSW coast. There are a number of migratory and resident birds who use this area’s vast resources. Volunteers will be focussing on weed control activities and fauna surveys to identify resident fauna and improve the health of this wetland system.
Cooma, September 28th
Want to get out of Canberra for the day? Want to get some fresh mountain air? Want to get your hands dirty with some fantastic conservation efforts that are creating biodiversity just over the border? We have the thing for you!
Jerrabomberra, Sep 29th and 1 other date
Mount Jerrabomberra Reserve is a beautiful parkland just over the border in NSW. The Reserve is criss-crossed with walking and cycling trails, and many people enjoy getting into the outdoors there. We will be facilitating people to get out and discover the Reserve by building a new stretch of walking track and a rest area.
Wollondilly, Sep 29th and 8 other dates
From Campbelltown to the Southern Highlands, Sydney’s South-West is home to nationally important populations of koalas virtually on the city’s doorstep and these populations are under serious threat from development & the effects of suburban sprawl.
Over the past year and a half Conservation Volunteers Australia have helped local councils to collect critical data on the local koala populations, as well as restore key koala habitat within the Wingecarribee and Campbelltown LGAs.
Now, join CVA in the next phase of this exciting program as we move onto the Wollondilly Shire and help us replicate this effort to conserve the elusive koalas of this region.
The focus of this project day will be assisting government experts with their koala radio-tracking program by tracking collared koalas and collecting data on their location, tree species use and other habitat characteristics.
This is a fabulous opportunity to contribute to cutting edge survey work on a virtually un-studied population of koalas, which is critical in helping understand their distribution & needs. This information will be key to informing local council planning of habitat protection zones to safeguard these koala populations into the future.
Newcastle, September 30th
Conservation Volunteers Australia’s Better Earth Team in Newcastle will be helping restore the Littoral Rainforest in Glenrock State Conservation Area for National Parks & Wildlife Services as part of an ongoing weekend programme.
A Littoral Rainforest is a closed forest ecological community recognised by its close proximity to the ocean and closed canopy. Vegetation structure can range from low thickets in wind exposed environments to tall forest in more protected sites.
Littoral Rainforests are listed as endangered under NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act (1995), and critically endangered under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act (1999).
Glenrock State Conservation Area also contains threatened flora and fauna species, including the Powerful Owl, White-flowered Wax Plant and Magenta Lilly Pilly.Conservation Volunteers Australia’s Better Earth team will be undertaking work to help expand and restore the rainforest, and help manage threats, including planting 3000 rainforest species and controlling invasive weeds.
Monaltrie, October 2nd
Keeping fish habitat healthy starts on the riverbank or 'riparian zone' – the trees, shrubs and other plants growing along the edges of waterways and wetlands. Healthy riparian zones stop soil from eroding and washing into waterways creating muddy conditions for fish, prevent the spread of weeds and provide habitat and corridors for animals including native birds, reptiles and mammals.
Join us to improve riparian zones along 1.4 km of the Wilsons River near Lismore, NSW by restoring native vegetation througn riverbank plantings.
This Project has been assisted by the NSW DPI Fisheries’ Recreational Fishing Trust’s “Habitat Action Grant Program”
We have an exciting opportunity to create a riparian area on the banks of the Wilson’s river that will improve the aquatic habitat and provide bank stability. Repairing the erosion damage caused by the recent floods will involve creating a riparian area by planting native species provided by a local to nursery that enjoy having wet feet and using their roots to support the bank. This will aim to prevent further erosion and improve the health of the Wilsons river.
Canberra, Oct 4th and 1 other date
The Lower Cotter Catchment has been planted out with seedlings in the past to control erosion, provide habitat for birds and animals, and improve air quality. There are 2 000 of them in the area, and they need watering!
La Perouse, October 6th
Come join us as we conduct sand dune rehabilitation works at Congwong Beach.The area is a place of significance for traditional land owners the Gweagal and Kameygal with important cultural sites located within the park. A beautiful part of Botany Bay, favoured by scuba divers, snorkelers, families, travellers and residents alike. The focus of the Congwong Beach sand dunes restoration project is removal of Bitou bush from the dunes, to rehabilitate and re-establish the native vegetation. Sand dunes are vital in protecting the coast line. Not only do they provide a suitable habitat to many species, they act as a buffer against significant weather events. Plants play a pivotal role in sand dunes. It is for this reason this project is so important.
Cobbitty , Oct 7th and 1 other date
Our wombat recovery program aims to treat mange in Camden’s wild bare-nosed wombats, an invasive disease that threatens the diminishing local wombat population.
If left untreated, mange can lead to a slow and painful death in wombats. Fortunately, early treatment resolves the disease and helps to prevent a reinfestation. Wombats with mange are treated in situ by installing a flap which dispenses a small dose of ointment as they exit their burrows in the evening.
Activities to date have involved surveying and mapping of wombat burrows to identify target areas for treatment. All burrows have been fixed with a treatment burrow flap.
We will now commence a series of weekly and then monthly treatment visits in order to effectively treat the entire wombat population of the target area. Wombat and burrow activity will be monitored throughout the program via remote sensing cameras, enabling the progressive health of animals to be assessed. Thus, there are opportunities to assist with the reviewing and ‘tagging’ of wildlife camera images (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested).
***IMPORTANT: This project day is only available to those volunteers who attended an initial site induction session at Camden Airport in May. If you have not been inducted but would like to get involved in this project please contact email@example.com as we may run a future induction session if required.
This program is a partnership involving Conservation Volunteers Australia, Greater Sydney Local Land Services, Camden Airport Ltd, Coca-Cola and Landcare Australia.
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