Fishy business at Oyster Bay: Georges River Planting Project
Oyster Bay, NSW

Location:
Oyster Bay, NSW
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Departs from:
8.30am - Hurstville Train Station. Ormonde Parade exit, at the kiss and ride area (opposite Hurstville Police station). 9.00am - Meet on site. Contact us for additional meeting point details.
Departure time:
8:30am or 9:00am

*** PLEASE NOTE: If there is 1 vacancy remaining on the project, and you are having trouble booking on, OR, if the project appears fully booked, but you can make your own way to and from the worksite, please contact us at westernsydney@cva.org.au to finalise your booking. Thanks! ***

Conservation Volunteers, in partnership with Georges Riverkeeper and Sutherland Shire Council will be working together to revegetate one of Oyster Bay's saltmarsh communities - a vital wetland area located within urban Sydney!

Fancy yourself a bit of a green thumb? Well come along and help us plant an important saltmarsh species called Sporobolus virginicus. If you’ve never heard of S.virginicus before, it has a bunch of common names including Sand Couch, Salt Couch and Saltwater Couch… but whatever you call it, it’s an incredibly important plant species found in intertidal areas.

Sand couch has been identified as key source of habitat and food, supporting a wide range of different species, like algae, snails and crabs. In turn, this can have a positive flow on effect for populations of fish species. Think of sand couch as a gracious host, putting on an all-you-can-eat buffet for all the crabs, prawns and fish living in the Georges River!

So come along and help us plant this incredibly important species, to help build the foundations of a stronger food web and restore this incredible river system for all to enjoy! This is a fantastic opportunity to learn all about urban wetlands, while spending the day with like-minded people, working together to help restore the amazing Georges River!

The project will finish on-site at 2:30pm, with a drop-off back to Hurstville Train Station at 3:00pm.

A FEW THINGS TO REMEMBER:

  • Make sure you book your spot online. Spaces are limited and they do fill up!
  • We offer a free pick up and drop off at Hurstville Station for this project
  • Please wear sturdy boots, long pants, long sleeve shirt & hat. Bring lunch, snacks and a water bottle.
  • Dont worry, no previous experience is required! We will provide you with all the know-how on site.
  • We can provide you with a Certificate of Appreciation for coming along and helping out 

This Project has been assisted by the NSW DPI Fisheries’ Recreational Fishing Trust’s “Habitat Action Grant Program”

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20th November 2019
Joining this project is free. There is no overnight stay.
Guided Bushwalk, Planting
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Book soon! Only 4 spaces remaining!

21st November 2019
Joining this project is free. There is no overnight stay.
Guided Bushwalk, Planting
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22nd November 2019
Joining this project is free. There is no overnight stay.
Guided Bushwalk, Planting
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Contact us

For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Randwick office on +612 9331 1610 or email sydney@cva.org.au