Focus: Community and Conservation.
Willow Warriors is one of the adventure conservation groups in the Greater Sydney Land care Network. The Greater Sydney Landcare Network has roughly 700 groups and over 10,000 volunteers and is part of a larger network of Land care / Bushcare / Coastcare groups across NSW and the rest of Australia.
Our volunteers seek to combine the excitement of white-water rafting, flat water kayaking and having fun in the outdoors with Landcare conservation activities which help both private landowners and public land managers look after the natural values of their land.
Kayak paddle from Birchgrove to Goat Island in Sydney Harbour to remove environmental weeds (Lantana, Asparagus Fern, African Olive etc) in an areas where the bushland is being restored on the island.
This project seeks to remove introduced species from this island in Sydney Harbour and then maintain the site.
Costs & Benefits
Our current activities fall into 4 categories: In the Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment where black willows are a noxious weed we are paddling all of the rivers in our kayaks and rafts and inspecting wetlands to map and, where we have landowner consent, treat Black Willows in a broad scale program to eradicate Black Willows from the catchment. We also paddle rivers where black willows have been removed in the past to treat any growing into view - Across south east NSW, we paddle rivers and lakes in rafts or kayaks to map and, here we have landowner consent and resources, treat invasive willows to prevent them spreading into National Parks and other areas of high conservation value. Where we map large infestations of seeding willows we report them to the regional weed committee, public land owner and Local Land Services staff to take action, and after the primary control has been completed assist with ongoing monitoring - We run joint activities with local Land care groups or National Parks offices where we paddle rivers and lakes and stop to assist the local Land care group with weed mapping and follow-up treatment of environmental weeds in areas of high conservation value. - In the Greater Sydney Region we also run conservation kayaking trips combined with weed control activities generally on National Park estate to help introduce new volunteers to Land care.
There are no fees to volunteer with Willow Warriors, however, we do not provide accommodation.
Volunteers aged 13 and over, no qualifications needed.
10 Heather Close
Tel: +61418 210 347
Location: Sydney Australia
Average cost per day: No fee
Focus: Community and Conservation
Skills needed:Volunteers aged 13 and over, no qualifications needed.