The 10th biannual whacking weekend has wrapped up at Wombeyan Caves in October with participants coming from Newcastle, Illawarra, Sydney, Blue Mountains, Cowra and the Central Coast.
Weekends are run in partnership with Wombeyan Caves Landcare and NPWS funded by the Kanangra Boyd To Wyangala Link – Invasive species program. There are two weekends per year one in Autumn and one in Spring and involves two days of bush regeneration work treating woody weeds on the slopes surrounding the built precinct of the caves.
There were 44 volunteers at the last weed whacking weekend and one of the groups that are regulars at the volunteer weekends are the Illawarra Intrepid Landcare group.
“The weekend was so awesome! We had a great time connecting with other volunteers, learning from the bush regenerators, and hearing from NPWS staff about the karst landscape we were in. It was also great to have no reception, switch off from technology and really connect to nature and explore this amazing place.” said Megan Rowlatt of Intrepid Landcare.
For more information about the weekends and to book for upcoming weeknds visit : http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/Volunteer-activities/wombeyan-caves-volunteer-weekends
and for more info about Wombeyan Caves Landcare:
Photos courtesy of Megan Rowlett, Intrepid Landcare