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Learn about our local Wetland

Conservation Volunteers Australia
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Conservation Volunteers Australia This volunteering event is run by Conservation Volunteers Australia. In Hobart, our volunteering opportunities focus on the river Derwent. Learn about these amazing wetlands, find out why we need to protect them, and take hands-on action to restore these habitats. Meet like-minded volunteers, discover new places and feel good taking care of our natural spaces.

What does this volunteering event look like? This event is an educational session. We will take a walk in the Lauderdale saltmarsh with expert Inger Visby, Biodiversity Officer from the Derwent Estuary Program. The saltmarsh is a unique ecosystem that is crucial to many processes and is the link between the ocean and the land. Inger will show us what makes this ecosystem unique, essential and why it's crucial to protect. We will focus on learning about native saltmarsh plants.

What will I be doing on the day? You'll learn about the saltmarsh and use a booklet to identify local plants.

What impact will my volunteering have? By learning about the saltmarsh and its unique features, you will see waterways in Hobart in a different way and understand why it's important to preserve our natural wetlands. The more people we can educate about these issues, the more awareness and understanding there will be for our natural spaces and their conservation.

What skills or experience do I need? No experience necessary. We will take a long walk in the saltmarsh on uneven ground, so a medium level of fitness is required.

Things to remember Secure your spot: Please register online to ensure your spot. This is how: once you apply, you will receive a link to our registration website to register. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Janine on

Volunteer ages: All participants aged 3 and over are welcome; please note that children 3-17 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Clothing Please note that we require volunteers to wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, fully enclosed shoes (steel caps preferred) and a hat.