Boosting climate resilience along the Derwent

Wetlands are the superstar amongst ecosystems and their special superpower comes in handy to combat climate change: they sequester carbon up to 40 times faster than forests and store it for thousands of years! This makes them the perfect partner in our quest towards climate resilience, plus they can even contribute to urban cooling and local climate regulation 

The Derwent River and its surrounding wetlands is a special sanctuary and habitat for animals that need this protection in their juvenile stages when they’re vulnerable.

Our goal is to rehabilitate the existing wetlands along the Derwent and re-establish them. We remove invasive weeds and give native vegetation a chance to catch up, thrive and provide food and habitat for species that rely on them. You can also learn about our local wetlands through guest speaker sessions, workshops, and expert talks that we hold regularly, often on the sites where we’ve done work previously. 
Check out our upcoming events and take action for the environment and be part of building climate resilience for your local natural areas!

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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 help build resilience and adaptation to climate change!

Take action from home with our two app-led activities available on our CVA Community app:

  • Contribute to cooling your neighbourhood by planting climate-resilient native species in your backyard or on your balcony with Nature Blocks.
  • Lower your household carbon footprint by participating in the SeaToSource Plastic Waste Challenge and cutting back on your consumption of fossil fuel-based plastics.


Download the CVA Community app and get started now!


🌟 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!