Biodiversity volunteering

biodiversity-volunteering-landing-pageVolunteering on biodiversity projects greatly helps to protect and enhance important local natural areas. As the Inner West area is highly urbanised, the hard work of volunteers is vital in preserving local native vegetation and wildlife. Some of the benefits of volunteering for a biodiversity project are:

  • Gaining practical skills in bush regeneration
  • Learning about native plant and weed identification
  • Learning about the local natural environment
  • Being outdoors in a friendly environment
  • Meeting new people who share similar interests

For more information on current projects, please click on these links.

Marrickville Community Nursery

Rozelle Bay Community Nursery

Council Bushcare

Mudcrabs (external link)
Monthly natural area restoration work at sites along the Cooks River, including two sites in Marrickville 

Marrickville Microbat Monitors (no link)
Volunteer group that meets to do a supervised nocturnal survey to collect data on microbats in the Inner West. Meet at the changing room block at HJ Mahoney Reserve off Wharf Road, Marrickville. The next survey date is Thursday 7 December 2017, 7.45pm – 9.15pm. For more info contact Council's Environment Officer – Biodiversity on or phone 9335 2193.

Tempe Birdos
Volunteer bird watching group that meets for monthly, early morning, bird walks and surveys at the Tempe Lands site and on Tempe Reserve, a priority biodiversity location within the Marrickville Council area.

Wolli Creek Preservation Society (external link)
Volunteer bush regeneration opportunities at bushland sites within the locally significant Wolli Creek Regional Park.


Your Say Inner West website
The community engagement hub where you can get involved in important projects that shape the future of the Inner West.





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