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World Environment Day volunteer information

Project Location – Boat Creek, Gladstone

Opportunities for up to 15 volunteers | Wednesday 5th June 2019

Boat Creek is a small mangrove-lined estuary connected to the western side of the Western Basin. This long (approximately 9km), narrow water body is not well flushed during regular tides. It is a small zone that only includes approximately 2km of waterway and a small open harbour area near the mouth. This site has been an area of conservation activities for many years by local catchment groups and a training ground for Gidarjil employees. The Boat Creek site is important as it is a habitat and wildlife corridor that connected remnant vegetation communities and with weed control, together with tree planting revegetation activities, it’s enhancing the creek's resilience and improving the quality of water entering the Great Barrier Reef.

Celebrate World Environment Day participating in activities including tree planting and marine debris surveying.

Bring a water bottle 

Morning tea and lunch will be provided.  Please advise if you have any dietary requirements. 

It’s important that you bring a full water bottle with you – remember to keep drinking plenty of fluids, especially if it’s a warm day and you’re volunteering hard. A one-litre size water bottle is a good choice – just ask your Team Leader if you need to refill it during the day.

What to wear

You’ll need a pair of sturdy shoes – CVA recommends strong work or walking boots that will protect your feet and ankles – make sure they are comfortable!

Sunshine is a great attraction, but for your own safety CVA recommends long trousers, long sleeved shirts with a collar, sunglasses, and a sun hat – you’ll need to have these to comply with our safety procedures.

In cooler weather, consider layering for warmth, and bring a raincoat if wet weather is likely.

We will provide

A high visibility safety vest will be provided for you to wear during the project, along with tools, first aid equipment and toilet facilities.  We can provide gloves or you can bring your own – leather ones, or ones with a leather palm are the best choices to protect your hands.

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For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the Gladstone office on +617 4972 4969 or email gladstone@cva.org.au