Conservation Volunteers Australia – National Student Volunteering Week Challenge
Conservation Volunteers Australia is hosting two project days during the Week: Tuesday the 15th and Wednesday the 16th. We will be weeding a block of nationally endangered box gum grassy woodland near Jerrabomberra.
Weeding is a very important conservation activity as weeds outcompete native plants, which means lower habitat quality for native birds and animals. Weeds can also be bad for streams and other waterways if they clog them with their roots or allow high levels of runoff, which lowers water quality.
These will be great days, and a chance for students to learn new skills, build their resumes with volunteering, have fun with their friends, learn about the local environment, and give back to their community.
These weeding days are particularly pertinent for any students studying environmental or landscape sciences, thinking of a career outdoors looking after the land, or who simply enjoy getting outside!
This National Student Volunteering Week is all about challenging yourself, being the change you want to see, and celebrating each other. So I really encourage students to get some friends together, try something new, and give back to their community.
Click HERE for this opportunity’s brochure.
We provide transport to and from the project location. The first pick up point is the gravel car park on Angas Street at the bottom of the Majura Oval at 7.40am. There is free parking there. The second is opposite the Canberra YHA on Akuna Street at 8am. We generally make it back to town by 4pm.
All volunteers need to bring with them is food and plenty of water for the day, and appropriate clothing for being out and about in the great outdoors: long pants, long sleeved shirt, a hat, sturdy shoes, and work gloves if possible. All equipment, safety gear and tools are provided by CVA.
Please click HERE to register. Students can also register by giving the office a call on 6247 770.
Although there are two days of the projects there is no need to come to both of them.