If you’re interested, there are several organisations operating volunteer programs in Kooragang Wetlands:
Friends of the Schoolmasters House
Hunter Local Land Services
Conservation Volunteers Australia
Hunter Wetlands Centre Australia
Hunter Volunteer Centre
National Parks and Wildlife Service
Hunter Local Land Services have a volunteer program based at the Schoolhouse Rd Shed on Schoolhouse Rd Kooragang (Ash Island via Hexham). Volunteers work across numerous sites around the Hunter River Estuary with a focus on restoration of riparian and floodplain functioning. Regular activities include native plant propagation, tree planting, site maintenance and weed management, bush regeneration, wetland and saltmarsh conservation, construction and repairs, database admin, monitoring, and related activities. The Kooragang Volunteer Program has weekly coordinated volunteer activities and a monthly community planting day held on the third Sunday of most months.
Further information about volunteer opportunities in Kooragang Wetlands:
Phone: 0490 128 640
Information about Hunter Wetlands National Park or in the case of emergency contact:
National Parks and Wildlife Service: 4946 4100
How do I get to Kooragang Wetlands?
You can see it here on Google Maps.
Access is by crossing the Hunter River using the concrete bridge at Hexham (opposite Shamrock Street and Hexham McDonald’s). Kooragang Wetlands is open to the public and is now part of Hunter Wetlands National Park, which is managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. Standard park regulations apply.
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