National Tree Day News - Flood Recovery Initiative Call for Help

Flood Recovery Initiative Call for Help

Date: 31-Jan-11
Author: Lucy Band

As the flood waters recede and the clean-up begins, there will be a lot of assistance needed. Conservation Volunteers is putting together a response program based on their recent experiences in facilitating major support programs in the aftermath of the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, and Cyclone Larry in Far North Queensland in 2006. But they need your help.

The program will involve multiple teams of volunteers based in Southern and Central Queensland, and also in the lesser impacted regions of New South Wales and Victoria. It will provide farmers and land managers with practical assistance in environmental repair such as repairing fences, restoring tracks and trails, habitat restoration, tree planting and wildlife surveys, among many others. With such large scale floods, volunteer assistance will be vital in helping those communities to rebuild.

How to get involved

If you would like to lend a helping hand then head to the website to register your details. The first deployment of teams is on Jan 24th to QLD, but there will be more projects announced as the days go on including recovery efforts in other floods affected states. If you can't get your hands dirty then there are others way help - all donations are being directed to the flood recovery and corporate supporters are also welcomed. 

What other Volunteers are saying about this experience 

"We had a great experience! The project was well organised, with great CVA staff, a great team and our great leader Geoff. It was very satisfying work where we not only gained new skills such as fencing, but it was good to be able to help those who have been devastated by the floods. Alanna Main, Conservation Volunteer in Stanthorpe

Have you been affected by the floods? 

Enquiries from affected landholders should be directed to 1800 032 501.

Conservation Volunteers Flood Relief

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