VOLUNTEERS 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.
2023 PLANTING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
PLANTING – It’s on! This year we are:
- building up the windbreak at the top of the Box Gum Woodland on Esdale,
- completing the steep slope next to the pine break at Adnamira that we started last year,
- filling in some spaces elsewhere,
- adding more triangles and paddock trees
SUNDAY 7 MAY
SUNDAY 14 MAY;
SUNDAY 21 MAY
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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