Arakoon (South West Rocks NSW)

Arakoon Bitou Bush Program

Arakoon (South West Rocks NSW)

Arakoon (South West Rocks NSW)

Hawkesbury Estuary - Floating Landcare

There is a great list of fantastic boat access only locations along theHawkesbury River and in the Pittwater that have been nominated and are waiting for visits by enthusiastic Floating Landcare participants.  All locations are largely in need of some bush regeneration to help contain the weeds, stop the spread into good bushland and assist in the sites recovery.  Some spots will also need litter collection, possibly planting and may involve simple flora or fauna surveys. Here is the Current Program


Floating Landcare activities are ideally suited to:

-       Bushcare and Landcare volunteers keen to see a new site and meet other volunteers,

-       Local community members interested in giving it a go,

-       Volunteers from other environmental organisation like Waterwatch, Streamwatch, field naturalist, plant societies to name a few

-       Professional bush regenerators, environmental scientist and educators that are keen to volunteer their time

-       And corporate volunteers


Activities will mostly be held in the morning for 4 to 5 hours including boat travel.  In return for volunteering participants will receive morning tea, a tasty lunch, the loan of tools and gloves, instruction from professionals about bush regeneration, transport by boat to and from the activity location from a meeting point for no charge.   


Here is a podcast from Radio National with Ann Jones


Workers on Water  - Floating Landcare in the Hawkesbury Estuary has been funded by the NSW Environmental Trust, coordinate by Greater Sydney Local Land Sevices in partnership with the Pittwater Council, Hornsby Council, Gosford Council and the local NSW OEH Officers of the National Parks and Wildlife Service. For more information


For this years program click here



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