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Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area

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Gardens of Stone State Conservation Area is an extraordinary place near Lithgow. We need volunteers to help with its recovery. If you’re a strong gardener with experience in weed control, join up now.

Bush regeneration, weed and pest management

Clean up days and weed control days are held each year in autumn and spring.

Medium. Suitable for adults only. You may do some strenuous weeding, so a good level of fitness is required.
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You’ll be volunteering in the Upper Blue Mountains, in a state conservation area that links Wollemi National Park, Blue Mountains National Park and Gardens of Stone National Park. It’s a place rich in important cultural heritage and ancient sandstone pagodas. It’s home to expansive eucalypt forests and diverse threatened species and ecological communities.

The work involves bush regeneration, rubbish removal and weed management. You’ll help NSW National Parks protect threatened species and vegetation communities, including upland swamps and the Blue Mountains water skink.

All tools and training are provided, and you’ll learn great new skills working in the fresh air. Come along and volunteer with like-minded people who care for the area and want to assist in its recovery. Experience in weed control and an AQF3 ChemCert are essential for weed control work.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info