April 29 - May 5, 2018: Issue 357

Floating Landcare: Enjoy Our Estuary And Help Maintain The Green Alongside All That Blue Pittwater!

Floating Landcare

If you enjoy working with others, travelling by water, and have a yearning for adventure with an environmental twist Floating Landcare is for you. 

The Floating Landcare Program provides community volunteers with a unique wilderness land management experience right on the edge of Sydney. The program involves taking volunteers by boat to water access only bushland sites on the Pittwater estuary, Hawkesbury River estuary and Brisbane Waters. Volunteers undertake bush regeneration to eradicate invasive weed species from hotspots in the native bushland, foreshore litter collection to reduce the impact of marine debris on mangrove and saltmarsh communities and marine wildlife. 

All training and tools are provided, as well as lunch and/or morning tea.

Floating Landcare is a project coordinated by Greater Sydney Local Land Services, in partnership with Northern Beaches, Hornsby and Central Coast Councils, National Parks and Wildlife Service, with funding from Landcare Australia

You can download the 2018 Hawkesbury Estuary Floating Landcare activities calendar here - also shown below are the local events. 
Contact: Rebecca Mooy, Senior Land Services Officer on (02) 4724 2120 or email floatinglandcare@gmail.com for more information.
RSVP essential for all events as places are limited.

Pittwater YHA weekends 2018
Friday 11th to Sunday 13th May
Friday 25th to 27th August 2018

The blissed-out, babbling-brooked, spectacular-viewed, fresh-aired oasis that is our Pittwater YHA, alongside the Northern Beaches Council, are offering you fine green-thumbed and hearted folk the opportunity to volunteer alongside professional Regenerators for a weekend of Pittwater Restoration from May 11 – 13, 2018. Spend two mornings of tending to the gorgeous surrounds and you’ll be rewarded with two nights’ accommodation, two days of meals (morning teas, BBQ lunches and evening dinners) and kayak use throughout your stay. Plus, you’ll be chuffed with yourself for doing your bit for the planet and our futures.  

Along with your towels, two sheets, a pillowcase and, sturdy shoes, sunscreen and your breakfasts; you’ll need a $20 contribution for the weekend. For all the T&Cs; head to Pittwater YHA, shoot them an email or give them a ring on (02 9999-5748) – the only thing those guys love more than a regenerated bushland is chatting to ladies and gentleman who are keen on the idea!  

Monday 4th June 2018
Elvina Point, Pittwater
Meet at: Church Point Wharf
8:15am - return 2:00pm
Main task: Bush Regeneration Day

Saturday 18th August 2018
Elizabeth Park, Scotland Island
Meet at: Church Point Wharf
8:15am - return 2:00pm
Main task: Bush Regeneration Day

Saturday 20th October 2018
Greater Mackerel Beach, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Meet at: Taylors Point Wharf, Clareville
8:15am - return 2:00pm
Main task: Bush Regeneration Day

Saturday 10th November 2018
Hungry Beach and Whitehorse Beach, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park
Meet at: Cottage Point Wharf
8:00am - return 3:30pm
Main task: Bush Regeneration Day

Saturday 24th November 2018
Lion Island Nature Reserve
Meet at: Bobbin Head Jetty
8:30am - return 3:00pm
Main task: Bush Regeneration Day

Floating Landcare

Published on 25 Apr 2018 by Greater Sydney Local Land Services
Our volunteers and staff talk about the value and satisfaction they get from taking part in the Floating Landcare program.