This year Parklands Volunteer Program is mixing it up to give people a taste of different environmental stewardship tasks. We are working in a different park each week, from the urban to the wild and woolly, doing different tasks according to the season.
Come along for 2 hours on a Friday and experience the 'how to' of caring for our bush parks and reserves.
Parklands Rangers will take you through a variety of practical park maintenance/improvement tasks like planting, weeding and removing tree guards. At the same time, you will learn about the local environment and how our local land managers and community groups are working to protect threatened species, improve habitat and link habitat corridors across the region.
This is invaluable experience for those interested in, or studying for, an environmental career; a great chance to clear your head and get some exercise, or just a good way to give back to our community.
Sign up for the different Park Stewardship mornings through our Event listings page.
Parklands would not be here without volunteers, who are the heart and soul of our operations. The ability to continue to protect and enhance our regional parklands depends very much on the assistance and support from Friends groups, individual volunteers, local businesses and community organisations.
Have your say in how you want OUR regional parklands developed and be part of the solution "making it happen".
Some of the many things volunteers do with us:
and special projects such as:
In general terms all parklands have a wonderful capacity to restore the jaded and run down, and from time to time all of us seem to need, and instinctively seek out, the open space which parklands provide. Why not consider some of the following good reasons for involving yourself in your parklands and thereby, perhaps, change your life for the better!
Medical and scientific evidence indicates that activities such as gardening, walking, jogging and bike riding can:
Health experts tell us that spending time in peaceful parkland settings and in relaxing, non-urban environments can:
Quality parklands can be expected to:
Quality, well-planned parklands will have many environmental benefits including:
Last but definitely not least! If we aren't here for the people, who, or what, are we here for? In addition to the benefits mentioned above, recreating or working with other people in your regional parklands can provide the ideal means by which to:
If you would like to volunteer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org