VOLUNTEERING

planting-crewVOLUNTEERS are always welcome.  Please use the form below if you’d like to come and play on our hills and haven’t got another contact.  Previous volunteer efforts have helped us do much more than  we would otherwise have been able to, and definitely enjoy it more! There are also some limited paid opportunities.

2022 PLANTING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

JULY-AUGUST 2022

PLANTING – It’s on!  Every Sunday!  Three big windbreak areas will provide shelter for the sheep as well as connections for wildlife between the Murrumbidgee and the Dog Trap Road, expanding on the connections we made in 2015 with a set of stepping stones funded as part of the celebration of 25 years of Landcare.

Coming Up:

SUNDAY 24 JULY

SUNDAY 31 JULY;

SUNDAY 7 AUGUST

REST OF THE YEAR

WEED CONTROL – .  It’s a great opportunity to see what else is growing, including lovely native wildflowers and grasses, as well as the trees themselves. In high summer we work on the riverbanks, preferably in the water.

EROSION CONTROL – we’ve begun to build up enough supplies of brush and logs to use in slowing the flow of water in our gullies.

TREE MAINTENANCE – checking on the new trees, removing covers to be used again, photographing tree progress

SURVEYS – we have done baseline surveys for birds, beetles and plants in some areas.  We plan to add a lizard survey and redo the others over time.

WATERWATCH – we volunteer monthly to do water-testing and twice-yearly water-bug monitoring.  We would like to add platypus monitoring.

If you’d like to join our wonderful team please contact us using the form below.

For planting – bring sturdy boots and trousers.  Dress in layers as Canberra weather can be chilly in the morning but bright and sunny by midday.  The grass may be wet.  Gloves are a good idea if you don’t want to get your hands dirty. We have equipment for digging and planting.

Planting days run from 10am until 4pm to allow for watering.  We provide a morning snack and lunch, as well as massive thanks!   

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