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Rise to new heights: Volunteer on the Australian Alps Walking Track

Friday 26 October, 2012

Energetic volunteers are being sought for an exciting opportunity to help maintain some remote sections of the iconic Australian Alps Walking Track. Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) and Parks Victoria are embarking on a joint maintenance program of the track from later this month until early May next year.

Ross Grant, Parks Victoria Ranger in Charge, says the volunteers will be working in some of Victoria’s most spectacular scenic locations on a variety of projects. 

“Remote sections of the track are difficult to maintain over time and help is needed to clear fallen timber off the track, brush-cut overgrown vegetation and to install crucial signage and symbols to help guide bushwalkers on their adventures in the Australian Alps.”

CVA Regional Manager Iain Wilson expects the attraction of spectacular scenery and beautiful bushland will see the places fill up fast.

“Only five volunteers will work on each project so interested people are urged to get in early.  The Alpine National Park is unique and highly valued for its environmental, cultural, historic and recreational significance.  We’re putting together some really strong volunteer teams so that the Australian Alps Walking Track remains high quality, safe, and environmentally sustainable.”

Six one week long projects are planned with the first from 28 October to 3 November. Other project dates are 9-15 December, 3-9 February, 31 March – 6 April, 14-20 April and 28 April - 4 May, 2013. These specific projects will focus on sections of the track through the Alpine National Park.

To book your place on one of the projects, or for more information, please contact Adam  Smolak, Volunteer Engagement Officer at Conservation Volunteers on 54440777 - 0427507004 or asmolak@conservationvolunteers.com.au

About Conservation Volunteers

Conservation Volunteers was founded in Australia in 1982, and expanded operations to New Zealand in 2006. Involving over 10,000 volunteers every year, Conservation Volunteers is a leader in delivery of practical conservation programs, community involvement and a range of training programs.

Conservation Volunteers has offices in 23 locations around Australia and New Zealand, and offers volunteer opportunities every week of the year. Conservation Volunteers has been recognised with many significant awards including the United Nations’ Environment Program Global 500, 6 Banksia Environmental Foundation Awards, and Ecotourism Australia’s Ecotourism Award 2009.

Conservation Volunteers Australia is a Registered Training Organisation.

For more information, visit: www.conservationvolunteers.com.au or www.conservationvolunteers.co.nz.

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