This year Parklands Volunteer Program is mixing it up to give people a taste of different environmental stewardship tasks. We are working in a different park each week, from the urban to the wild and woolly, doing different tasks according to the season.
Come along for 2 hours on a Friday and experience the ‘how to’ of caring for our bush parks and reserves.
Parklands Rangers will take you through a variety of practical park maintenance/improvement tasks like planting, weeding and removing tree guards. At the same time, you will learn about the local environment and how our local land managers and community groups are working to protect threatened species, improve habitat and link habitat corridors across the region.
Invaluable experience for those interested in, or studying for, an environmental career; a great chance to clear your head and get some exercise, or just a good way to give back to our community.
Today we will be: Walking the trail between Havelock St and Thomas Mitchell Drive, discussing community involvement in restoration works – what needs doing and how it can be achieved. If you are interested in getting involved with other locals in looking after this section of the rail corridor, this will be a great introduction to what this could include. Stay for a cuppa and chat with other Rail Trail volunteers, Parklands and Landcare staff.
Where: Meet at the Rail Trail crossing on Thomas Mitchell Drive, Northern side
What is supplied: All tools and any specific safety equipment needed.
What to bring: BYO drinking water. For your safety, please wear covered shoes (preferably boots), long pants, long sleeves and a hat.