Calling all Kathmandu Summit Club Members

Kathmandu Summit Club Members are encouraged to get outdoors and make a difference by joining Conservation Volunteers at our upcoming volunteer day. More than just a loyalty programme, Summit Club is about getting out and enjoying every minute of the outdoors and working together to keep our communities green.

Kathmandu has partnered with Conservation Volunteers Australia to provide a hands-on conservation activity to Summit Club members throughout the year.  Across April and May, Kathmandu Summit Club members are invited to get together outside and make a difference volunteering at Congwong Beach, Botany Bay National Park on Saturday April 29 or Patawalonga Creek, Adelaide on Sunday 14 May.

Congwong Beach, Sydney

Congwong Beach, La Perouse is a place of significance for traditional land owners, the Gweagal and KameygaKathmandu Summit Club Membersl, with important cultural sites located within the park. The focus of the day will be a sand dunes restoration project to remove Bitou bush from the dunes and to rehabilitate and re-establish the native vegetation. Sand dunes are vital in protecting the coast line and play a pivotal role in its function.

Patawalonga Creek, Adelaide

Patawalonga Creek was once a diverse watercourse running through the Adelaide plains which has now been contained in many places throughout the suburbs in concrete canals.  There is, however, one part where a significant remnant of the Swamp Paperbark plant community remains. Conservation Volunteers and Friends of Patawalonga Creek have been restoring the creek through seed collecting, native vegetation planting, weed control and surveys.  This stretch of creek is an important refuge for aquatic life including tortoises, frog and waterbirds.  Volunteer activities include maintenance of the existing remnant native vegetation and revegetation sites through removing invasive weeds, checking tree-guards and removing them where no longer required.

What you need to know:

The day will run from 10am until 2.00pm.

Activities will be family friendly and we encourage you to go at you own leisurely pace.

Conservation Volunteers Australia will provide all tools and personal protection equipment including sturdy gloves and safety vests (but if you have a favourite pair of gardening gloves you are most welcome to bring them with you).

To register for the Sydney event please complete the online registration form by Friday April 28, 2017.

To register for the Adelaide event please complete the online registration form by Monday May 8, 2017.

Stay tuned for more opportunities to volunteer with Kathmandu Summit Club in 2017.
If you have any queries please contact Roberta Armitage on 0428 533 019 or rarmitage@conservationvolunteers.com.au

Can’t get to Congwong Beach or Patawalonga on that date? 

Don’t worry! Conservation Volunteers offers opportunities to volunteer on conservation projects in each of Australia’s states and territories. Click here to search for a project near you.

In New Zealand?  We have opportunities for you to.  Click here to search for a project near you.

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