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Bush regeneration at Kamay Botany Bay

La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park

Overview

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), 8.30am–12pm. Every 4th Sunday of the month (excluding December and January), 8am–11am.

Where
La Perouse area in Kamay Botany Bay National Park
Grade
Medium
Price
Free
More information

Email or phone Stacy Wilson of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service on (02) 9311 1235.

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

Henry Head walking track, Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Photo: John Spencer