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Parks for People – Lane Cove Bushcare

Blog Post - Parks for People – Lane Cove Bushcare

Volunteer groups are a valuable resource for facilitating bushland rehabilitation in Lane Cove National Park in Sydney. They include corporate volunteers, community groups, and local residents. However, tools and equipment are essential for the volunteers to be able to make their important contribution...

To support the park’s volunteer programs, FNPW provided valuable funding to replenish resources for the Lane Cove Bush Care Program, enabling them to purchase additional bush regeneration kits, gloves, herbicide and herbicide applicators, weed bags, and tree planting equipment.

1,097 plants were also purchased from a nearby nursery, to supplement those grown in the NPWS nursery. Plants from local native nurseries are vital for enabling more volunteer programs to take place, while allowing for a greater diversity of species to be used across revegetation projects.

FNPW funds also meant that the NPWS nursery could build capacity for in house production, by paying for more seed raising pots, plant labels, and new laser light roofing sheets to replace leaking panels over the propagation area.

“Community Tree Planting Days are a useful way to recruit new volunteers and engage with neighbours, while also helping with the rehabilitation of degraded areas and restoring habitat”.

Matt Springall, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service


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