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Arakoon bushcare

Arakoon National Park

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The fragile coastal dune system of Arakoon National Park on the beautiful NSW Mid North Coast is under threat from invasive weeds such as bitou bush. By volunteering with the Arakoon bushcare group for just 2 hours a week, you can help stem the tide of invasive weeds like bitou bush and restore native dune habitat.

Bush regeneration, weed and pest management

Every Wednesday, 9am–11am.

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Volunteering with the Arakoon bushcare group is a productive and satisfying way to help the local environment and learn about the unique ecosystem of Arakoon National Park in a social and supportive environment.

Aside from its regular volunteer work, the Arakoon bushcare volunteer group also participates in a yearly Biggest Beach Bitou Bash in May. Whether you’re a local or someone planning a visit to the area, why not set aside a few days for this weeding bonanza? The event is a collaborative effort between NSW National Parks and conservation organisations. Volunteers even get to camp for free in local national parks during the event.

Training, supervision, tools, herbicide-resistant gloves, and morning tea are all provided. Bring along insect repellant when you volunteer.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


Volunteer for bushfire recovery

Following this season's unprecedented bushfires, you can register your interest to help the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the Saving our Species program rehabilitate and protect our threatened animals and plants.

Volunteers planting in Tomaree National Park. Photo: John Spencer/DPIE


Saving Our Species program

Australia is home to more than 500,000 animal and plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Saving our Species is a statewide conservation program that addresses the growing number of Australian animals and Australian native plants facing extinction.

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) in a tree. Photo: Courtesy of Taronga Zoo/OEH