Green Week Rainforest Restoration
June 1st 2013
Come join us in the cloud forests of Springbrook and help restore these natural wonders. Springbrook is the wet heartland of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage area. For millions of years it was the safe haven for ancient creatures that transformed the world’s biodiversity. It is now highly threatened — small, fragmented, isolated, increasingly invaded by terrible weeds and facing climate change.However, the community now has a chance to restore these delicate ecosystems.
We will be meeting at the recovery area at Springbrook National Park at 8.30 for a 9am start. We will do 4 hours restoration work, with a morning tea break in between. By participating in this event you will be helping to restore sections of Springbrook National Park and World Heritage values and be part of an international case study on ecological restoration. To learn more about the project you can visit our website at www.springbrookrescue.org.au. For other Green week events please see www.goldcoastgreenweek.com.
To register for the event please contact Rhea Phelan on telephone 0447 442 837 or by email email@example.com
All Roads Lead West to Muttaburra in April
Muttaburra is a small grazing town located in central western Qld. The town is located on the banks of the Thomson River, approximately 120km north of Longreach and 84kms north of Aramac. In the 2006 census, the population of Muttaburra was 106.
The local landcare group (Upper Thompson Landcare Catchment Group) was recently successful in receiving funding for a significant project in reducing the impacts of Parkinsonia, Prickly Acacia and Rubber Vine across 14,000 hectares by neighboring properties. Green Nomad volunteers will be recruited to assist in the project by participating in treatment efforts. A major facet to this regional project is that it will add an expanded and educational component learnt about in weed management and weed spread issues, and spark a long term interest in caring for our country environment.
Major work in the project is due to commence in October in the removal of weeds, with Green Nomads to be called upon in April and May 2013 to undertake 4 week-ends of follow-up exercises in eradicating the weeds. This will be a wonderful opportunity to offer your support to a casual volunteering program and help directly a local landcare group in remote Qld in an area that affects the environment and production.
To register your interest in participating in these activities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org