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Crowdy Bay bush regeneration

Crowdy Bay National Park

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If you want to help restore sand dunes and littoral rainforest in gorgeous Crowdy Bay National Park, volunteer for our working bees, held in winter and spring.

Bush regeneration, weed and pest management

Various weekends throughout winter and spring

Medium. Suitable for adults and teens 16 years and over, minimum level of fitness required.
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Crowdy Bay National Park is an iconic park in the Taree-Port Macquarie area. In the past, the area was sand-mined and part of it was used for cattle grazing. South African bitou bush and other weeds like lantana then invaded the coastal sections of the park, threatening its biodiversity.

NPWS has done highly successful aerial spraying of bitou bush on the foredunes along 20km of coastline. Our aim is to protect and enhance the park’s biodiversity to make the local plants and wildlife more resilient to the effects of climate change.

As a volunteer, you’ll contribute to the ongoing restoration of the park. You’ll make new like-minded friends on our working bees, held in winter and spring. You’ll share a fantastic sense of achievement, all while working in a beautiful outdoor setting.

Volunteer work focuses on dune vegetation and the littoral rainforest. And while people with Chem Cert training and bush regeneration skills are welcome, so too are volunteers who have never done this type of activity before. You’ll be given on-site training.

The beauty of this area is second to none. The plant life includes everything from fig trees to bush apples and beautiful patches of forest with Sydney red gums, turpentines and paperbarks. The park is home to eastern grey kangaroos, koalas, lace monitors, sugar gliders, white-bellied sea eagles and many more birds and other wildlife.

You'll be doing worthwhile work in an amazing place, regenerating it now and protecting it for the future.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info


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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