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Guriwal Trail Refurbishment Project

Parklands staff and volunteers are restoring and enhancing our Aboriginal cultural space known as the Guriwal Trail, an important educational, cultural and conservation project.

Enhancing our Aboriginal bush tucker arboretum

The aim of this project is to develop an Aboriginal bush tucker garden known as the Guriwal Trail. The trail will help educate the broader community about the culinary and medicinal uses of indigenous plants, their cultural importance and the inherent conservation value.

The habitat in the Guriwal Trail area is being revegetated with the intention of developing an Aboriginal cultural area that will give park visitors the opportunity to:

  • Improve their understanding of Aboriginal culture

  • Taste, smell and touch bush tucker plants from Sydney and beyond, engaging a wide range of senses.

Work is undertaken in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way. This involves limiting large scale weed clearing, working in a mosaic pattern so fauna can still use and move through undisturbed areas and access food sources. The aim is to strengthen native vegetation by reducing competition from invasive exotic plants.

Benefits of volunteering on this unique project include:

  • Working on a project that brings greater awareness and understanding of Aboriginal culture,

  •  It's a fantastic way to connect with like-minded people and the natural environment,

  •  Keep active and improve your health and wellbeing,

  •  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 overall project

  • Work positively and cooperatively within a diverse group

  • Work unsupervised and as part of a team depending upon the task

What do volunteers need?

On the day you will need preferably long sleeves and long trousers, sturdy enclosed shoes, wide-brimmed hat, water and sunscreen.

No experience is necessary.

Good physical fitness is also required – bush revegetation can be hard work.

What to expect

This hands-on project involves Bushcare like tasks, such as: removing invasive species, planting, installation of tree guards and important maintenance such as watering.

Note: The Guriwal Trail Refurbishment Project works in conjunction with the Bird Habitat Revegetation Project under the title of Habitat Restoration program.

We supply onsite training, all the tools, gloves and morning tea.

Dates

Every Wednesday from 9am to 12noon

Volunteer for the Guriwal Trail Refurbishment Project

Vacancies are currently available for this program. To register for this project or to find out more please email the Centennial Parklands team:

  • your name and
  • contact phone number.

 Join up and be a part of this unique conservation and cultural project!

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