South Yarra, VIC
- Departs from:
120 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne 3003 Victoria
ph:+613 9326 8250
- Departure time:
Conservation Volunteers Australia is back again to the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, this time to assist with the removal of Mosquito ferns (Azolla) from the ornamental lake.
The removal of Mosquito ferns is important to prevent it dominating the lake system and causing ecological problems such as deoxygenation of the water column and shading of water plants - potentially causing an ecosystem collapse.
The Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne is a picturesque haven for recreation and an important resource for education, conservation, science and horticulture. Extending over 38 hectares, the gardens house an amazingly diverse collection of over 10,000 species of plants from around the world, including rare and threatened species. The Gardens also provide a natural sanctuary for native wildlife such as the black swans, eels, bell birds, cockatoos and kookaburras.
Be part of our team and help improve the water quality and ensure we maintain aquatic biodiversity and bird habitat clean and healthy!
We will provide transport from our Melbourne office (162 Adderley St West Melbourne) each day, departing at 8am and returning around 4pm. Or if you live local you can meet on-site by prior arrangement.
What to wear:
- Long pants and long sleeved shirt
- Sturdy, enclosed shoes- we recommend strong working boots or hiking boots
What to bring:
- Lunch and bottle of water
- Broad brimmed hat and wet weather gear (if needed)
What is provided:
- Tools and safety equipment such as gloves, safety glasses, sunscreen etc
- Tea, Coffee and Biscuits are provided each day
- Pick up and drop off as detailed above
Bookings are required: click "Book Now" or for more information contact our Melbourne office on (03) 9326 8250 or email Melbourne@cva.org.au
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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.
For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the West Melbourne office on +613 9326 8250 or email firstname.lastname@example.org