Need a New Year's resolution? Volunteer with ParkCare and Landcare

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Residents interested in caring for Canberra’s natural environment are encouraged to consider volunteering for one of the many great ParkCare or Landcare groups in the ACT, who contribute 20,000 hours of work a year.

Volunteers actively contribute to protecting natural and cultural sites in local parks and nature reserves throughout the ACT, including Namadgi National Park and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, as well as a number of smaller reserves, including Mount Majura, Jerrabomberra Wetlands, Mulligans Flat, Red Hill and Googong Foreshores.

ParkCare and Landcare volunteers undertake a variety of activities including seed collection, plant propagation, tree planting, weed removal, erosion control, vegetation mapping and recording, water quality monitoring, raising community awareness and the maintenance and restoration of heritage places.

Anyone can become a ParkCarer or Landcare volunteer, all you need is enthusiasm and a love for nature. Previous experience or special skills are not required, just an interest in making a difference. Training, equipment and support are provided.

For more information on the program two programs contact the ParkCare and Volunteer Coordinator on 13 22 81 or visit  http://bit.ly/1MssJ50