20MT Volunteers

7000+ Trees at Warabrook Wetlands Reserve

Conservation Volunteers Australia is proud to be part of the Australian Government’s  20 Million Trees Programme, with support from Newcastle City Council. Our current project site is at Warabrook Wetlands in Newcastle NSW, where over 7,000 trees have been planted at the site in the past 6 months.

The project aims to reinstate native plant communities and help extend terrestrial woodland located within the immediate catchment and of Hexham Swamp, which is an important part of the Hunter Wetlands National Park.

Tim Mouton, Senior Project Officer with Conservation Volunteers Australia says: “The project had its fair share of delays getting started, however we are thrilled to now be on the ground at Warabrook Wetlands with our local and international volunteers who are doing a fantastic job with the planting. The benefit of this project will be to treat pollutants from urban run-off within the catchment, increase vegetation connectivity surrounding Hexham Swamp, and improve habitat for wildlife.”

Hexham Swamp is listed in the Directory of Important Wetlands of Australia, and is part of the Hunter Estuary Important Bird Area. 90% of the swamp’s fringing vegetation has been cleared for agriculture and residential development.

Conservation Volunteers Australia mission is to connect people with nature through volunteering opportunities.

For further information contact Jessica Styan in our Newcastle office