Areas across Liverpool are being restored by passionate volunteers. You don't need to have any special skills or knowledge to be an environmental volunteer. All you need is enthusiasm for improving your local area.
Typical activities are planting native plants, weeding and litter removal. Other activities that volunteers can be involved in include water testing, bird watching and nature photography.
Volunteering has many rewarding benefits such as gaining knowledge of your environment, improved fitness levels and meeting new people with similar interests.
For more information, contact the Environment Restoration Plan team or email ERP@liverpool.nsw.gov.au
Click to download the Environment Volunteer Program brochure.
To join, please complete the Expression of Interest Form.
Local Environment Groups
Clean Up Australia Day is the largest community environmental event of its kind in Australia. Liverpool City Council urges everyone to play a part in caring for the world we live in by joining Clean Up Australia Day. It's fun, easy and a great family day out!
Every year, on the first Sunday of March, hundreds of thousands of Australians help clean up their local environment and parks. It is a fantastic introduction to Council's volunteer programs which provide people with an understanding and appreciation of their natural environment in a fun and social environment.
National Tree Day is Australia's biggest community tree-planting event!
Over 23 million native trees and shrubs have been planted by more than 3.8 million volunteers since the first National Tree Day was held in 1996!
National Tree Day is an opportunity to get outside in nature and do something positive for your local environment and community.
If you're a student, visit Schools Tree Day.
StreamWatch is a long running citizen science water quality monitoring program. The monitoring program has strong quality assurance elements built in to ensure that results are sound, reliable and useful. All groups are required to follow the same methods and use approved equipment to sample and then enter their results into the StreamWatch website.
By engaging in the ecological investigation of local waterways, StreamWatch continues to act as an early warning system for pollution events, while the data provides a valuable record of waterway health.
No experience is necessary and all equipment and training is provided.
Streamwatch at Georges River
Last Saturday of the month (8am – 9am)
Meet in the Light Horse Park car park, Riverpark Drive, Liverpool
Streamwatch at Cabramatta Creek
Last Sunday of the month (12pm – 1pm)
Meet in the Ireland Park car park, Memorial Avenue, Liverpool
Community Tree Planting events occur every month from March to October.
For more information, contact the Environment Restoration Plan team on a 8711 7890 or ERP@liverpool.nsw.gov.au.
World Environment Day is celebrated every year in over 100 countries. World Environment Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1972 with the purpose of being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action.
The UN Environment Program defines the green economy as one that results in improved human well-being and social equity, while significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. A green economy can be thought of as one which is low carbon, resource efficient and socially inclusive.
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