VOLUNTEERING

planting-crewVOLUNTEERS are always welcome.  Please use the form below if you’d like to come and play on our hills.  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.

2021 PLANTING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

JUNE-SEP 2021

PLANTING – It’s on!  Mainly Sundays!  We have finished a strip on Adnamira that we started last year.  We’ve built the smaller fences, so we can plant the little triangles and a larger area on Esdale.

Coming Up:

SUNDAY 27 JUNE

SUNDAY 4 JULY;

We’re still waiting on fencing for the main windbreak, which joins up to the bigger Box Gum Woodland, but hope to have it up by MID JULY (I’m guessing  SUNDAY 18 JULY AND SUNDAY 25 JULY for that).

If we have leftovers, we’ll add some more to the 2016 Esdale windbreak (early August).

SEP 2021-MAY 2022

WEED CONTROL – controlling the planted areas for noxious weeds including St John’s Wort, blackberry, African Lovegrass, horehound, mullein weed, and saffron thistle.  It’s a great opportunity to see what else is growing, including lovely native wildflowers and grasses, as well as the trees themselves.  In some cases, where there are precious understorey plants, we use hand-grubbing techniques, in others, sprays, or fire.

If you’d like to join our wonderful team please contact 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.  If you have equipment such as mattocks or garden trowels, that’s useful too.

 We do civilized partial days with volunteers, from 10am until 3pm to allow for watering.  We provide a morning snack, and lunch within that time.   

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