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, 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.
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. Kooragang Wetlands (Ash Island) is accessed via the Ash Island Bridge, 100 m east of McDonalds on the Pacific Highway at Hexham (12 km west of Newcastle). From Sydney, take the F3 north to the end of the Freeway. Turn right towards Newcastle and travel 7.5 km along the Pacific Highway until you reach the Ash Island Bridge.
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