Arakoon (South West Rocks NSW)

Arakoon Bitou Bush Program

Arakoon (South West Rocks NSW)

Arakoon (South West Rocks NSW)

Adventure Conservation Adventure Conservation

Adventure Conservation Overview

Get out, get fit and make a difference!

Adventure conservation is an opportunity to have fun and make a difference at the same time. Adventure conservation activities support local Landcare efforts and deliver important conservation outcomes that could not be done by conventional paid staff because it is too expensive or logistically impossible.


Click here to view a booklet containing some of the Adventure conservation projects we know about with what their conservation objectives are and what activities are on offer for volunteers. The individual posters can also be seen by clicking on the "read more" against each of the projects listed below.

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Arakoon Bitou Bush Program

South West Rocks Dune Care is an enthusiastic group made up of local and visiting volunteers, supported by the NPWS and local Shire Council. We are also supported by funding through Northern Rivers CMA, Caring for our Country & Envirofund grants which allows us to employ contractors to maximise the effectiveness of our efforts. The group is controlling bitou Bush along beach dunes, headlands or areas of littoral rainforest arround South West Rocks. for more information or visit the Southwest Rocks Dune Care web site

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Building Bridges to Boorowa

Building Bridges to Boorowa is a fantastic environmental restoration project initiated over a decade ago by a Bushcare volunteer from North Sydney Council. We work with the Boorowa Community Landcare Group to plant habitat corridors on rural properties in the Boorowa district to help enhance the local environment and create a seasonal home for the endangered Superb Parrot. Check out our gallery to see what we've been up to over the years.

 Details in summary

  • Free bus departs North Sydney at 7 am on Friday the 7th of September, arriving in Boorowa at 11.30 am. We return to North Sydney on Sunday 9 September at 3 pm
  • Friday afternoon & all day Saturday our group plants trees on local properties.
  • Saturday evening we enjoy a hearty BBQ & bonfire dinner courtesy of our hosts, the Boorowa Community Landcare Group
  • Sunday morning is free time for soaking up the country atmosphere of Boorowa
  • Discounted share accommodation is available in the local pubs (~$35/night incl. b'fast)
  • A thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding weekend that makes a huge contribution to sustaining agriculture, the natural environment and the people who care for these resources!

 For further information or to make a booking, please contact Andrew Scott on 9936 8258



Capertee Valley Regent Honeyeater Tree-planting

The Capertee Valley Regent Honeyeater Recovery Group was established by Birds Australia in 1993 to help conserve the endangered Regent Honeyeater in the Capertee Valley. Groups go to the valley a couple of weekends each year and camp or arrange their own accommodation and plant trees on public and private land to rebuild habitat for this endaangered species. To see a flier on the program (Click here)

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Clean4Shore provides an organised community based effort to tackle litter and waste on an estuary wide basis. These efforts are an essential part of arresting the decline in health of these systems while at the same time providing community engagement and education. Commencing in 2010, as a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award activity for junior members of Macmasters Beach Surf Club, the Clean4Shore program has expanded greatly, to include school, youth, community organisations, disability services, corporate organisations and the general public. Initial work, along the foreshore of the Hawkesbury River, expanded into Brisbane Waters in 2012. In 2016, Clean4Shore expanded to Tuggerah Lakes foreshores that were cleaned through an EPA grant lodged by Wyong Council. The programs founder, Graham (Jono) Johnston continues to coordinate the program, receiving valuable support from “barge” operators, Rob Moxham (Hawkesbury) and Simon Funnel (Brisbane Waters & Tuggerah). Stakeholder compliance is essential, with key input from Greater Sydney Local Land Service, Hornsby, Gosford and Wyong Councils (during 2015, Gosford and Wyong merged to become Central Coast Council), National Parks, NSW Fisheries and Maritime (RMS) staff

To see the 2016 Clean4Shore annual report click here

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