Bush walking and Bushcare
Are there any leaders interested in organising one of these?
- How about a trip in May to Crowdy Bay NP on the mid North Coast to include some hours of bush regeneration amongst the walking? A way to contribute something back to the bush, with some company and fun and free camping thrown in ?
[This article is from a recent NPA newsletter]
Volunteers are being sought to assist NPA Mid North Coast Branch with their annual bush regeneration project in Crowdy Bay National Park. Four hours drive from Sydney, this magnificent park is located half way between Taree and Port Macquarie. In a dedicated and determined approach, MNC branch has been eradicating– with great success– bitou bush, lantana and other weeds from this park since 1979!
This year's bash will be held from Wednesday 16th May - Sunday 20th May and volunteers are welcome to come for any length of time. MNC branch will provide nibblies and a bbq on the Saturday night and morning teas. There will be exemption from camping and park entry fees. It is anticipated that the branch will once again have use of a catering trailer.
This means that all eating, cooking and washing up gear is provided and makes a big difference to how much gear campers need to bring.
The camp will be held at Kylies Beach, a delightful spot tucked between coastal forest and the hind dunes of a long beach stretching down to Crowdy Head. By holding the camp over several days, volunteers will have opportunity for 'down time' to rest and enjoy the camp site or to explore the park. The town of Laurieton is just 15 minutes drive and someone will be delegated to travel into town each day to buy ice, milk and other supplies.
The work will only be as easy or hard as each individual chooses to undertake – take your pick from easy hand pulling to the die-hard thrill-seeking lantana lashing brigade! For anyone who likes the idea of attending but is not up to that sort of work, one or a few people are needed to manage simple tasks such as supervising the cooking of the bbq and the packing of morning teas.
The branch was most grateful to have several members of other branches participate last year. We are a friendly bunch and look after our visitors well! If interested please phone Sue Baker on 6559 7134 towards the end of April.
- Conservation Volunteers Australia has 2 projects coming up in April and May.
They require individual registration but do we have a leader who would like to tie the volunteer work in with a walking trip? There is a $208 (for each project) which is only if you use their accommodation & meals. There is room for self-caterers and day-trippers.
[If you're interested in bushwalking and bush regeneration, there are other bushcare projects throughout the year which could be combined into base camp trips (or for interested individuals). Click here for the AABR website which has info about all these projects.]
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