Learn about Bushcare at the Easter Show
March 18, 2013 at 3:20 PM
Interested in becoming an environmental volunteer? There’s a lot you can do to help restore habitat in your local area!
Visit the Bushcare stall at this year’s Royal Easter Show and find out more about how easy it is to get involved.
The Bushcare stall will have all the latest information about the diverse flora and fauna of the Sydney region and a wide selection of brochures and educational material on:
• local environmental volunteer programs
• local native plant and weed guides
• wildlife and habitat information
• walks and talks.
Nicola Dixon, Community Support Officer for Natural Resource Management volunteers at the Hawkesbury-Nepean CMA said the stall was designed to raise awareness about the Bushcare/Coastcare/Landcare movement.
“There are more than 6,500 regular environmental volunteers in Sydney. They are highly appreciated – they do an amazing job of helping to protect and restore their local environment and we are keen to attract new volunteers who want to help make a difference.
“It’s all about educating people that biodiversity is in their own backyards. There is a lot they can do to work together and protect their local bushland, creek, wetland, beach or river be it tree planting, weed removal, animal surveys, working in a community nursery or even doing underwater clean ups and monitoring in scuba gear – there’s a volunteer activity to suit everyone's interests,” said Nicola.
The stall will be staffed by volunteers and is a major part of the Volunteer Coordinators Network. It has been funded by local councils and the Hawkesbury-Nepean Catchment Management Authority.
Media contact: Joanna Woutersz (02) 4725 3064