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The Capes Volunteer Team

The Capes Volunteer Team will  not be operating its usual Thursday weekly workdays for the immediate future.

Instead CCG has a number of upcoming volunteering opportunities which will be regularly posted here for interested volunteers.

We hope you will all join us for these exciting activities and keep the volunteering enthusiasm alive in the Capes region.

Upcoming  Volunteering Opportunities

  • Hairy Marron fishdowns at Cane Break and Long Pools on the upper Margaret River in April, May and June.  Field work will be taking place in April, May and June on the following dates:

Tue 21st & Wed 22nd April
Tue 28th & Wed 29th April
Tue 19th & Wed 20th May
Tue 26th & Wed 27th May
Tue 15th & Wed 16th June
Tue 23rd & Wed 24th June

For those who haven’t already been involved, the aim is to reduce the population of smooth marron in the upper pools of the Margaret River through the use of fish-downs. We trap, ID and tag all marron caught in the pools; hairy marron are returned to the pools whilst smooth marron are removed and re-homed downstream. The average field day will  be from  9am – 3pm. Training, transport and lunch are all provided. Please contact Lyndsey on 9757 2202 or lyndsey.ccg@westnet.com.au if your are interested or require further information.

  • Coastal Rehabilitation works at Redgate Beach and Prevelly/Gnarabup

    Thursday May 21: Coastal Rehabilitaion works at Redgate Beach.
    Work will include brushing of erosion prone areas and preparation for a schools planting day on 22 May.

    Thursday June 4,11,18 and 25: Coastal Rehabilitation works at Prevelly/Gnarabup.
    Work will include planting of 1400 native seedlings and preparation and support for a schools planting day on June 18.

    For the regulars of the Capes Volunteer Team these activities will be run as usual CVT work days.

    Emma will be back in the role of CVT Leader. Meet at the CCG offices at 8.50am for a 9.00 am departure. Those wishing to go direct to the coast can contact Emma on 0438 900 281 to find out work locations. Morning tea and all equipment is provided. Please wear suitable clothing (long pants, covered boots or shoes, hat) and bring a personal water bottle.

    All Newcomers Welcome!

    For more information please contact Caroline at the CCG Offices on 9757 2202 ( Tues,Wed or Thurs)


  • Margaret River Bioblitz 2015 in springtime – school and community surveying of flora and fauna in the A Class Reserve downstream of the Bussel Highway bridge.
  • Weeding of weeds of national significance at various sites in springtime.

More information will be posted on these activities as they come available.

Please contact Caroline at the CCG offices if you have any questions on 9757 2202 or ccg@westnet.com.au or visit the Capes Volunteer Facebook Page and like us to get regular news updates. www.facebook.com/pages/Capes-Volunteer-Team EVERYONE WELCOME!


General Information about Volunteer Activities

What to Bring: A water bottle; long trousers and sturdy shoes; hat; wet/cold weather gear if necessary; a camera if you like, a sense of humour! Morning tea and all equipment will be provided.

Children and Young People: We welcome children and young people however not all worksites or tasks will be safe for your child. Please let us know in advance if you wish to bring young children with you and understand that all children under 14 must be supervised by a parent or guardian. The CVT cannot accept any liability for children under the age of 5, but we encourage parents with small children to join us in whatever capacity is comfortable – an hour or two of volunteering is far better than none!

Insurance: The CVT insurance policy covers volunteers whilst they are engaged in group activities including direct uninterrupted travel to and from group activities. For more information about our insurance coverage please contact the office on 9757 2202.

Any questions?

Feel free to contact our office on 9757 2202 with any queries or email ccg@westnet.com.au.


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