Through a collaboration between the University, Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) and RCE-GWS, education for sustainability students engaged with practical bush regeneration activities at Kingswood campus throughout winter 2018. Themed as an “African Safari” (as most of the weeds - specifically African Olives and African Lovegrass - on the site have African origins) CVA delivered 8 active bush regeneration workshops and walks and talks on plant species, weed migration across continents over time and local ecology. A total of 75 participants cleared 20 kilos of rubbish and worked on improving the biodiversity value of 2,450m2 of the site by clearing exotic weeds. The discovery of two living Cumberland Plain Land Snails (critically endangered in NSW) contributed to the understanding of the site’s importance and resilience. The project was co-funded through an external NSW Environmental Trust grant and Environmental Sustainability, Office of Estate and Commercial.
School of Education
Sustainable Futures and RCE Greater Western Sydney (RCE-GWS)
Environmental Sustainability, Office of Estate and Commercial