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Wildlife Habitat Restoration on Fisherman Island

  • Location: Morningside QLD, Port Of Brisbane QLD
  • Commitment: Regular - less than 6 months
  • Category: Environment & Conservation
  • Time Required

    single or multiple days

  • Suitable for
    • Younger volunteers, aged 14-18
    • Travelling Volunteers
    • Groups of 10 or more
    • Families with Children
    • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Type of work
    • Education & Training
    • Garden Maintenance
    • Sport & Physical Activity
  • Training

    Provided onsite

Weed surveys conducted by Natural Solutions Environmental Consultants at Lucinda Lake revealed that over time the abundance and distribution of native species gradually declined while the abundance and distribution of weed species increased. Over 20 individual project days, CVA will perform a targeted and focused eradication of weeds on the eastern (1.2ha) and western (1.4ha) sides of the lake, totalling 2.6ha. Newly weeded areas will be replaced with native grasses to prevent weeds from re-establishing and to provide appropriate habitat for wildlife. Areas no bigger than 0.3ha will be weeded at one time and will be planted immediately afterwards (the following day) to prevent clearing all vegetation which would expose wildlife and leave them vulnerable to predation. A total of 1000 native grasses will be planted. Each weeding day, CVA will deploy cane toadpole traps in the morning and set up camera traps in the afternoon. The traps and camera will remain overnight and be collected and counted the following planting day. All collected toad data will be provided to UQ for further research and all collected wildlife data will be provided to land managers (B4C).

The project has two meeting points.

Volunteers requiring transport must meet at 333 Bennetts Road @ 7:50am. Returning @ ~3:00pm

Volunteers with own transport can meet us at the project site @ 8:40am (first left on Whimbrel St Port of Brisbane).

Please be sure to wear sturdy enclosed shoes, long pants and long shirt. Don't forget to bring your lunch and plenty of water!

You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.