The team has been assisting professional bush regenerators and staff with a range of tasks, and a mix of bush regeneration and revegetation methods depending upon the project and on a need basis; including invasive weed removal, soil stimulation, seed collection, seed propagation, planting and watering.
The changes that result from bush regeneration are best measured over months and years, rather than days and weeks. Good outcomes occur when a continual commitment to removing weeds is made to a project over time.
Some of the benefits of volunteering on environmental projects include:
It's a fantastic way to connect with like-minded people and the environment
Improving your health and wellbeing
It's a practical way to improve the natural environment
Learning new skills and improve knowledge in native plant, weed identification and control methods.
Bush Regeneration Volunteers are required to:
Understand the goals and objectives of the volunteer group
Work positively and cooperatively within a diverse group
Work unsupervised and as part of a team depending upon the project.
On the day you will need preferably long sleeves and long trousers, water sturdy enclosed shoes, wide-brimmed hat and sunscreen. We supply tools, gloves and morning tea.
Anyone can become a bush regeneration volunteer
No experience is necessary, just a passion for conservation and getting your hands dirty.
Good physical fitness is also required – bush regeneration can be hard work.
Register to volunteer in Centennial Parklands
All Bush Regeneration volunteers need to be registered and given a safety induction before commencing any work on-site. You can get involved by joining either Wednesday, Thursday or monthly sessions. Please let us know of your preferred project and days when registering. To register or ask questions, please email the Parklands or call us on (02) 9339 6699.