Come along and assist in the hunt for the Class 1 Noxious Weed, Orange Hawkweed, in the Jagungal Wilderness Area of Kosciuszko National Park. We need people to help us find this weed so we can eradicate it.
No previous experience is required, and you will be trained in surveying techniques, GPS use and plant identification. You'll see some of the most spectacular views in this area of the park, 'cause Orange Hawkweed likes good views.
First aid kits will be provided, as well as emergency briefings and weather forecasts for the week.
Shared accommodation is provided in one of two houses, in Khancoban. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied. Each volunteer will have their own room, but bathroom and living facilities are shared.
Basic food supplies for breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided by the NPWS, but you'll prepare your own meals.
NPWS will provide 4WD transport from Khancoban to the survey sites.
Note: You need to be reasonably physically fit to participate, as you'll be walking in scenic and remote locations through tussock grassland and open heath. There'll be some uneven ground and unmarked tracks, natural creek crossings and walking up, down and across some slopes to get to search areas (gentle slopes).
DOWNLOAD: Hunting Hawkweed Volunteer Information Package 2012/2013.
Park: Kosciuszko National Park
Meeting place: NPWS Service and Information Centre in Khancoban, NSW
Bookings: contact the Khancoban NPWS office to book
More info: Khancoban, Phone: 02 6076 9373 or 02 6076 9382