Healthy Derwent, healthy communities, thriving marine life

Join us in looking after the natural areas along the Derwent, ensuring we retain its all-important filter function keeping litter out of our ocean.

Through our on-site work, we’ll encourage native vegetation and habitat for wildlife, looking after our rivers that connect us with the ocean. When we’re not getting our hands dirty, we run events to educate about local wetlands – here you can learn about these superstar ecosystems and their unique species.

You’ll always leave with having learnt something new and possibly with seeing a new part of Hobart you didn’t know was there! Whether you’d like to learn about our local wetlands or do some hands-on work to help them, there’s a suitable volunteering opportunity for you.

 

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to become a hero!

Can’t attend events on the ground?

We know that it’s not always easy to find time to volunteer with us, so we’ve created ways for people to take action anywhere, anytime. Everyone can take part and make a contribution to ocean, wetlands and rivers!

Take action from home with our SeaToSource Plastic Waste Challenge (coming February 2024) available on our CVA Community app.

Your mission?

Find all the plastic beasts lurking in your bin and cut down on the use of at least one. We will help you along the way with tips and guides. Did you conquer your plastic beast? Let’s find out!

 

Download the CVA Community app and get started now!

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A call to action for Ocean, Wetlands & Rivers.

The future of Australia’s ocean, wetlands and rivers is in our hands. At CVA, we create opportunities for anyone, anywhere, to take practical actions and Sea The Change!

Over the next 5 years, we are committing to: 

  • Activating a community of people to remove 30 tonnes of rubbish from entering the environment.
  • Continue to contribute to CSIRO’s National Plastic Pollution Baseline Survey across the country.
  • Improve biodiversity, climate resilience, blue carbon storage potential, and habitat for our hero species on 14 wetlands in 6 capital cities and 3 regional centres.
  • Working alongside and supporting 80 community “care” and First Nations groups to catalyse action for ocean, wetlands and rivers.

Read our Charter for Change 🌱🌊🤝

🌟 Why Become a CVA Nature Steward? 🌟

  • Inspiration: Be a part of something bigger than yourself.
  • Empowerment: Your actions can change the course of nature.
  • Personal Connection: We speak your language and make it relatable.
  • Inclusivity: Everyone is welcome, and every contribution counts.
  • Optimism: Focus on win-win scenarios for nature and people.
  • Action-Oriented: Immediate, tangible steps you can take.
  • Fun: Enjoy the journey of making a difference.
  • Education: Learn about biodiversity and conservation while having a blast!