Volunteer in the Dandenong Ranges with StopPitt!
Menzies Creek, VIC

Menzies Creek, VIC
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Departs from:
120 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne 3003 Victoria
ph:+613 9326 8250
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Sweet Pittosporum is an invasive native Australian tree with a stronger ecosystem than eucalyptus ecosystems. The invasive characteristics of the plant has put our existing eucalyptus ecosystem under threat, slowly taking over the native vegetation and eventually replace them. This means that not only our eucalyptus forests in the Dandenong Ranges are being destroyed but also impacting on the valuable habitat our wildlife, birds and insects use to breed.

At an invasion rate of 80 metres per year, the Dandenongs will be completely covered with pittosporum in 20 to 25 years – unless its invasion activity is controlled.

Conservation Volunteers Australia and a new community organisation, StopPitt  is working together to put a stop to the spread of Sweet Pittosporum.

You can be part of this amazing large scale weed removal project and help us protect the habitat of amazing wildlife, including Barking Owl, Growling Grass Frog and Painted Honeyeater!

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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For more information, or for help with your booking, please contact the West Melbourne office on +613 9326 8250 or email melbourne@cva.org.au