- Departs from:
- 7.30am Sydney pick up at Bexley North Railway Station, Kingsgrove Rd (Sydney). If self driving please meet 8.30am at the end of Cliffe St, behind the Picton Bowling Club.
- Departure time:
- 7.30am or 8.30am
Join us in the picturesque township of Picton (one hour south-west of Sydney) to help restore important wildlife habitat along Stonequarry Creek, an important tributary of the Nepean River and vital waterway for the local community of both historical and natural value.
Stonequarry Creek runs right through Picton, readily visible from homes and businesses around the township, and has been a focus for a number of environmental initiatives including threatened species management (most notably Grey-headed flying foxes), community education, climate risk impact and adaptation and biodiversity management.
In recent years major storms have negatively impacted Stonequarry Creek, eroding the bank and flooding the central commercial area of Picton, causaing damage to many businesses and homes.
Sponsored by Boral, this project will provide an opportunity for local volunteers to care for this waterway and wider community through a variety of environmental rehabilitation activities. These will include invasive weed removal and native tree planting in order to restore wildlife corridors, mitigate erosion through bank stabilization, the improvement of river water quality and the enhancement of the river's capacity to absorb floodwaters.
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Conservation Volunteers Australia is Australasia's leading conservation volunteer organisation, founded in 1982. We offer conservation programs across Australia which enable volunteers to protect, preserve and restore the Australian environment. Projects take place in urban, regional and remote areas, and include tree planting, seed collection, weed control, flora and fauna surveys, building tracks and trails, fencing, and heritage restoration. See below for details of one of our conservation projects, or search for projects near you.
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