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Bush regeneration at Kamay Botany Bay

La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Overview

Volunteer activities

Our volunteer activities are being assessed for risk on a case-by-case basis. We need to determine which activities can operate safely within COVID-19 guidelines. Many volunteer bushcare activities have now recommenced. Check the Volunteer Information Portal to confirm the status of your volunteer activity.

Join up

Become a bush regeneration volunteer in the La Perouse section of Kamay Botany Bay National Park in Sydney. Help us protect this park’s native vegetation, meet new people, get fresh air and exercise.

Work
Bush regeneration, weed and pest management
When

Every Tuesday (excluding December and January), 9am to 12pm. Every 4th Saturday of the month (excluding December and January), 8am to 11am.

Where
La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Grade
Medium
Price
Free
Join up

Volunteer for bush regeneration at La Perouse, the northern section of Kamay Botany Bay National Park, to help preserve this historically significant site. Join a friendly group of like-minded individuals to eradicate invasive weeds, such as  bitou bush, which threaten natural vegetation and animal habitats.

NSW National Parks staff and volunteers have been fighting the bitou bush infestation by all means necessary, including hand removal, aerial spraying, and introducing insects to eat the plant. Other targeted weeds are:

  • Pampas grass
  • Asparagus fern
  • Ludwigia
  • Blackberry
  • Alligator weed
  • Lantana
  • Buffalo grass
  • Coral trees

Results have been promising. The group is protecting endangered eastern suburbs banksia scrub and themeda grasslands, and has collaborated with a local school to construct sand dune fencing and propagate native grasses for revegetation.

Learn more about identifying plants. Tools and training are provided.

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