We have a strong and committed environmental volunteer group. We acknowledge the important and invaluable contribution that volunteers make in helping to build a rich and healthy local environment.
Our environmental volunteers spend over 1000 hours each year working in our natural areas and native gardens. Tasks include weeding, planting, watering seedlings and ongoing monitoring. This work helps to rehabilitate our natural areas and to create and protect valuable habitat for our native animals.
We have a weekly program that alternates between Wednesday and Thursday mornings, and a brand new weekend program that operates one Sunday per month.
Environmental volunteers work in the Brighton to Seacliff dunes, Gilbertson Gully, Barton Gully, the Kingston Park Cliff Face, as well as our native gardens at the Civic Centre and the Kingston Park Yurlo Wirra Coastal Garden. There are two more sites joining the list of locations later in 2019.
Activities for environmental volunteers include:
- Bush regeneration
- Dune restoration
- Weed removal and monitoring
- Planting and caring for local seedlings
- Environmental events such as Clean Up Australia Day and National Tree Day
To become one of our Holdfast Habitat Heroes, apply to be a City of Holdfast Bay volunteer here.