Arakoon (South West Rocks NSW)

Arakoon Bitou Bush Program

Arakoon (South West Rocks NSW)

Arakoon (South West Rocks NSW)

Adventure Conservation Adventure Conservation

Illawarra Intrepid Landcare

A team of adventurous volunteers (late teens to early 30's) meets once a month and travels around assisting a different Landcare / Bushcare group in the Illawarra.

We carry out environmental restoration activities, explore the local area and have fun while we do it!

A couple of times in the year we will venture out of the area and see what's happening in other regions. On these projects we explore what scenic delights that region has to offer, do something fun like kayaking, swimming or bushwalking, and help other environmental groups such as NPWS, private landholders, farmers and other adventure conservation groups carry out environmental projects. Check out our gallery to see what we've been up to over the years.

New members are ALWAYS welcome, and these are some of the things you will get out of joining our projects...

  • Help the environment
  • Great networking opportunities
  • Learn about environmental management issues
  • Help tackle some of the challenges our natural areas are facing
  • Meet new people!
  • Visit some pretty amazing places around the Illawarra and beyond

There are some incredible sites out there that need our help and activities include creek restoration, bushland regeneration, and open space revegetation.

Each Landcare project is topped off with a social event whether it be a game of beach cricket and a swim in warmer months, a BBQ, or a meal and a game of pool at the local. Our overnight projects often involve camping along the banks of a river, visits to swimming holes, cave tours, bushwalks and more!

to read more about upcoming events go to the events page on their web site

Jenolan Caves Sycamore War

The Jenolan Caves Sycamore or maple control program involves volunteers spending a weekend at Jenolan Caves staying in Caves accommodation and treating Sycamore trees or maintainign sites cleared of other environmental weeds. Groups stay at Jenolan caves for a Saturday and Sunday spending 4 to 5 hour a day poisoning Sycamore trees. the rest of the time volunteers can do walks around the caves precinct and have a caves tour and BBQ Saturday evening. Accommodation, food and treating tools are provided. For more information

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Lord Howe Island Weed Program

Lord Howe Island covers an area of 1455 ha (11km long & up to 2.8km wide) and is situated about 760km north east of Sydney. A number of smaller offshore islands lie adjacent to main island which comprise the Lord Howe Island Group. The Island group is World Heritage Listed being renown for its unique beauty, ecological values and high level of species endemism. At least 47% of its vascular flora is endemic. The island also provides significant breeding habitat for sea birds and a number of nomadic & endemic land birds including the endangered Lord Howe Island Woodhen.
Weed invasions have been identified as a primary threat (as with rodents) to the integrity of the Islands ecology. The majority of weeds on LHI are fleshy fruited and are dispersed by birds. To achieve eradication requires a landscape/ Island wide approach to weed control.
Since 2004 the Lord Howe Island Board has been embarking on an ambitious strategy to eradicate key noxious and environmental weeds from across the entire Island. The weed management strategy has been funded through the Lord Howe Island Board with significant resourcing from Federal & State Government Agencies. The combination of financial contributions from the LHI Board and Government has enacted the primary control of woody weeds from at least 80% of the island and the follow-up of weed blocks across 40% of the island.

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Muogamarra and Marramarra National Park Bushcare

Located in the northern end of Muogamarra Nature Reserve, Peats Crater and Peats Bight were cleared and grazed from the 1840's to the mid 1900's. The fertile volcanic soils have since been home to several exotic plant species competing with the naturally regenerating landscape. Join us for a fun and productive day tackling these weedy pockets in the other-wise healthy and diverse Muogamarra.
The activities at Peats bight start with a boat trip from Deerubbin Reserve (Mooney Mooney boat ramp) and the Peats Creater start at Cown Station with a 4WD and walk to the crater. For more infomation

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Pittwater Estuary Care

The Pittwater Estuary Care program involves volunteers spending a weekend at Pittwater Youth Hostel and doing work on a one of the weed sites in Pittwater.

Volunteer for two mornings bush regeneration and receive:
• Free accommodation
• 2 evening meals, 2 BBQ lunches, 2 morning teas
• Free use of kayaks
• Walks & talks on local & natural history

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