Volunteer work in environmental restoration.
Volunteers have always played an invaluable part in restoring our environment. FOGA appreciates this aspect of human endeavor to help make our world a better place. By contributing to our own environment, we are part of a worldwide community of volunteers to make a difference to the planet; ‘thinking globally, acting locally’.
FOGA is working with volunteers in collaboration with councils and other organizations. The volunteering teams help remove environmental and noxious weed species from native bushlands and other work related to the restoration such as soil erosion control and the reconstruction of degraded zones through revegetation.
The teams also help nature by collecting rubbish and waste from environmentally sensitive areas like terrestrial and coastal environment.
One of our volunteer teams recently worked with Westpac corporate managers who were invited for a ‘green therapy’ planting day, weeding and revegetating the South Maroubra Beach Dune and bush walking in Malabar Headland National Park that contain one of the best EEC of Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub. It was a fun and relaxing day for all, hand removing exotic weeds such as Gazania linearis and Ehrharta erecta, and planting locally sourced provenance species.
Planting locally sourced indigenous species binds the root system, restores subterranean fungal systems, and combats erosion of our land. Moreover, it encourages local fauna species to return, which have been threatened by land degradation.
FOGA endeavors to awaken your connection to the land on which you live and get involved in some exciting future projects.
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