Thursday November 2nd signified the final day of the Sydney Airport Kamay Botany Bay Regeneration Project at Kurnell which engaged volunteers in contributing to valuable cultural and environmental projects throughout Kamay Botany Bay National Park. The area supports a number of threatened species and is also historically significant as the landing spot of the first British explorers to Australian shores and the first “meeting place” between them and the local Dharawal people in 1770.
Sydney Airport employees and students from Endeavour Clontarf Academy (who also partner with Sydney Airport) gathered at the “meeting place” and were welcomed to country and thanked by Shaun Longbottom, NPWS Aboriginal Field Officer before enjoying an interpretive walk to site where they made quick work of some asparagus fern.
Over the course of the project 138 community volunteers were engaged in caring for their local national park, more than 250 trees have been planted, over 1,200 square metres of invasive weeds removed, 53kg of rubbish collected and over 440 metres of walking tracks maintained. Conservation Volunteers Australia(CVA) and Sydney Airport would like to thank all volunteers for their efforts!
Sydney Airport CEO and Managing Director Kerrie Mather said Sydney Airport is proud to be part of this important local community project since 2014.
“Sydney Airport has strong community investment and staff engagement programs to support the communities in which we live and work,” Ms Mather said.
“Our partnership with CVA has enabled our people to engage directly with our local community to deliver hands-on projects to enhance our
“We look forward to continuing our partnership with CVA in 2018 to deliver more exciting projects in our local community.”
In addition to supporting the Kamay Botany Bay Regeneration Program at Kurnell, Sydney Airport also supports a sand dune restoration program at Congwong Beach.