Over the years many projects have been undertaken by the members of this ‘hands-on’ group including tree planting, weeding, environmental monitoring and much more. Work parties have been to Phillip and Nepean Islands and the Society supports the Norfolk Island Administration and the Commonwealth Government in various environmental issues.
Any person – young or old – interested in natural history, environment or management of the land and seas of Norfolk Island is warmly invited to participate in the activities. Here are some suggestions, listed roughly in order from least intensive to most intensive activity:
There are numerous opportunities on Norfolk Island for “bush regeneration”, which is the methodical removal of alien species not naturally found in each locality and the prevention of processes such as erosion, soil disturbance, mowing or grazing that degrade the native ecological systems. Bush regeneration is a complex activity that requires careful planning. The primary considerations are to understand the candidate sites, to be aware of the preferred ultimate land use or condition which the vegetation is to serve, and to anticipate how each site might mature after the intervention.
Meetings are usually held at 6pm on the first Monday of the month, except January, in the A&H Hall beside the sports ground at the rear of the Rawson Hall/library/visitors’ centre in Burnt Pine township. Sometimes meetings are deferred if the room is required for other events, and sometimes special meetings are convened to take advantage of visits by scientists and naturalists – see the Island’s Facebook page for updates, or the daily radio announcements at 8.00 am. Contact the Secretary for details – email@example.com.
See the Norfolk Island Conservation Volunteers’ Facebook page for details of recent and forthcoming activities.
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