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Barwon Heads, Oct 24th and 7 other dates
The coastline running from Collendina to 13th Beach provides an inspiring range of visual character and habitat for a diverse range of animals and plants.
Join us around these beautiful areas to remove invasive weeds before they take over. By tackling them now we will help prevent them spreading all along the coast and ruining this beautiful and picturesque environment.
This project runs every Thursday.
South Morang, Oct 24th and 5 other dates
Come along and assist for a day or two out in the gorgeous City of Whittlesea area, north of Melbourne. We'll be engaging in a range of activities, from planting to track maintenance, weed removal to mulching. We'll be enjoying spring as it rolls in and welcomes us with some sunshine after what seems like a long winter!
Transport is available from our West Melbourne office on each project day, but we also encourage the local community to join us on site. This can be arranged after booking.
We hope to see you out there!
Geelong, Oct 24th and 2 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.
Bundoora, Oct 25th and 16 other dates
Volunteer at La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary and you will be helping to improve and enhance the quality of habitat in this thriving patch of land.
Learn skills in native tree planting, identifying and controlling introduced weeds, exclusion fencing, walking track maintenance and much more.
St Leonards, Oct 25th and 2 other dates
Edwards Point Wildlife Reserve is a 4km long sand spit that extends into Swan Bay and contains the last remaining stand of coastal woodlands on the Bellarine Peninsula. Swan Bay is a tidal marine area on the Bellarine Peninsula that contains extensive intertidal mud flats with large seagrass beds. Swan Bay is an important location for waterbirds and migratory waders and is listed on the Convention of Wetlands of International Importance.
Maribrynong, Oct 26th and 12 other dates
Join us to improve native vegetation at Pipemakers Park in Maribrynong, making it more welcoming to people and native animals alike.
PLEASE NOTE: SATURDAY 26TH OCTOBER WILL RUN FROM 10am - 1pm (REGISTRATION FROM 9.30am). NO TRANSPORT WILL BE PROVIDED TO THE SITE.
St Leonards, Oct 28th and 7 other dates
St Leonards and Portarlinton house highly significant wetland areas linked to the Swan Bay wetland system. These areas provide important potential habitat for dozens of local and migratory bird species, including the Orange-bellied Parrot.
Pressures from development and recreational activities are impacting the diverity and environmental integrity of these sites.
Help us improve and maintain these beautiful locations through such tasks as weed removal, rubbish collection and revegetation.
Queenscliff, Oct 28th and 14 other dates
The Borough of Queenscliffe in conjuction with Conservation Volunteers Australia manages and maintains numerous reserves located along the foreshore stretching from Queenscliff to Point Lonsdale.
Come join us in beautiful and scenic surrounds and assist in the effort to protect and enhance this amazing environment.
Kyneton, Oct 28th and 2 other dates
Conservation Volunteers Australia will be undertaking a major revegetation project in Kyneton, Western Victoria from August 2019 until late 2022. In this time we will planting young trees, mature trees, mulching, watering and maintaining the area in order to revegetating the site, which will aim to bring back the ideal ecological conditions in the area for local birds, fish and mammals.
If you're keen to help, please book in to your preferred dates below.
We will be providing transport from our Melbourne office each morning, but are also happy to meet local community members on site. Please pre-arrange this after booking.
Remember to wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, gumboots, a hat, sunglasses and please bring your lunch and plenty of water.
Batesford, October 29th
Preserved as a sanctuary since 1856, Dog Rocks has become a highly important conservation area for our rapidly disapearing flora and fauna.
Comprised of 83 hectares bordering the Moorabool River, previous owners George and Lit Belcher, knew the environmental importance of such a biologically diverse space and, as such, negotiated a Trust for Nature covenant to ensure it is protected for future generations.
Help us continue the ongoing efforts to maintain a rich biological ecosystem by removing invasive weeds such as Boneseed and Galenia.
Melbourne, Oct 30th and 7 other dates
The spectacular foreshore areas within the City of Port Phillip extend for 11.16 kilometres from Port Melbourne, through St Kilda and to Elwood. Although in a highly urbanised environment, the foreshore area makes up a substantial contribution to the biodiversity within the City of Port Phillip and remains as one of the most important habitats for a range of coastal fauna species. More than 50 bird species have been recorded in the foreshore area which includes Chestnut Teal, Pacific Black Duck, Rainbow Lorikeet and Crimson Rosellas.
Connewarre, Oct 30th and 2 other dates
Lake Connewarre is a large shallow (average depth 100cm) estuarine wetland complex located in the lower reaches of the Barwon River, with a variety of swamps, marshes, lakes and river areas. Listed as a wetland of international significance under the RAMSAR convention, it is home to a number of endangered migratory bird species.
In January of 2019 a fire devastated a large section of the Reserve, reducing native vegetation and opening up opportunity for invasive species to take hold.
Join us as we help reduce the impact of weed species such as Serrated Tussock from taking over significant marshland.
Buckley Swamp, Oct 30th and 1 other date
'Grasal' is located on Mt Napier Road, level with the picturesque Mt Napier itself. It is approximately 16km south of Hamilton.
Most of this unique area is under a conservation covenant to protect remnant vegetation. It is classed as ‘Stoney Rises Woodland’ (VVP EVC203) though the property drops down onto the actual Buckley Swamp peat flats.
Herbacious weeds, have unfortunatly invaded this special property. Volunteers will have the opportunity to help improve the native biodiversity by carrying out weed control activities.
Spotswood, October 31st
Stony Creek, located in the western suburbs of Melbourne flows through St Albans, Albion, Sunshine, Braybrook and Yarraville, ending up at the mouth of the Yarra River just under the Westgate Bridge in Spotswood. Supporting a populations of the rare White Mangrove, Stony Creek is an ecological wonderland only 9kms from Melbourne CBD.
Volunteer activities will include weeding and mulching, which will help to improve the habitat of this site.
PLEASE NOTE, THIS PROJECT IS FOR LODLAW EMPLOYEES ONLY
Newtown, Nov 6th and 1 other date
Flowing through the heart of Geelong, the Barwon River not only offers beautiful views and a picturesque backdrop to a number of recreational activities, but is also the life force responible for a large variety of ecosystems.
Increasing pressures from suburban expansion could result in a decline in river health, affecting countless habitats.
Teaming up with the Corangamite Catchment Management Authority (CCMA), we need your help to maintain the environmental health of significant sites along the Barwon River through such tasks as weed removal, tree planting and litter collection.
Williamstown., November 8th
Jawbone Marine Sanctuary in Williamstown is home to various native plants and wildlife such as coots, moorhens, several species of cormorant and grebe, swans, herons, spoonbills and pelicans. Help us to maintain this gorgeous site, located right on the beach, so we can do our bit to maintain the habitat of the amazing creatures that call the reserve home. The focus of this project will be to assist with protecting the integrity of the native areas with weed removal and marine debris collection.
The day will run from 9am and finish at 12.30pm
Orford, November 9th
Did you know that South West Victoria is home to some quite remarkable remnant grassland habitat? Do you have an interest in your local indigenous species? Do you want the chance to take some stunning photos of rare and endangered wildflowers?
Conservation Volunteers would love to showcase this special reserve with a morning wildflower photography walk, accompanied by an experienced botanist. This unique opportunity will see you spend a few hours learning about different flora species as well as having the time to take some spectacular photos.
Come along for a morning walk along an unknown gem of a reserve and find some truely amazing treasures!
Avalon, Nov 11th and 1 other date
Avalon Coastal Reserve contains a variety of habitats, including intertidal mudflats and sandflats, seagrass beds, saltmarsh, White Mangroves, reed beds, salt evaporation lagoons of the Avalon saltworks and the grass filtration paddocks and sewerage treatment lagoons of the Werribee Treatment Complex.
The Avalon wetland system is highly significant for waterbirds with over 85 waterbird species recorded at this wetland. However, Avalon is also a popular location for visitors with a number of houses and fishing shacks, a beach, boat ramp, numerous jetties and rock groynes across the low beach.
Your assistance is needed to help maintain the high environmental values of the area through woody weed control and rubbish collection.
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.
Portarlington, Nov 12th and 5 other dates
Come and join us on the beautiful northern Bellarine coastline between Portarlington, overlooking the You Yangs, and St. Leonards with an array of marine birdlife.
Activities will include: Woody weed removal, planting, mulching and rubbish collection, with views like this it won’t matter what you are doing!
Long term projects will be undertaken at three main sites so you will learn a lot about the local area and how the coast is managed.
Lara, Nov 13th and 5 other dates
The You Yangs Regional Park is an important conservation and recreation area, attracting over 200,000 visitors per year.
Supporting a rich variety of plant species from tall gums to native ground covers, the You Yangs is also home to thirty orchid species, including the endangered Brittle Greenhood Orchid.
Unfortunately, today, large areas of native vegetation are being choked out by the South African native, Boneseed.
Capable of outcompeting and smothering our native vegetation, Boneseed poses a massive threat to the biodiversity of the You Yangs Regional Park.
Join us, and help the fight to protect the environmental integrity of this unique location.
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