A GROUP of 55 conservation volunteers hit Kamay Botany Bay National Park last week, clearing about a tonne of weeds.
Monster effort: About 55 volunteers cleaned up Kamay Botany Bay National Park on February 21. Picture: Lisa McMahon
The group focused on removing asparagus weed inside the park and litter along about half a kilometre of Silver beach.
A NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service spokesman said about a tonne of weeds was cleared out.
“The volunteers . . . cleared up a section of the park that would’ve taken the normal volunteers six months to clean up. So six months work in one day thanks to the extra hands,” the spokesman said.
The volunteers were from RockCorps and Conservation Volunteers Australia.
■ The Royal, Australia’s first national park, will be on show from March 2 for Parks Week.
The theme for the week is “get healthy by nature” and activities range from bushwalks and tai chi to eco-tours and photography lessons.
“We will be hosting a series of free, guided bushwalks, stroll along Lady Carrington Drive with the Royal Ramble walk or take on the Scenic Audley walk for those up for more of a challenge,” said the service’s regional manager, Mike Patrick.
There will be roving performers and an acoustic guitar performance during the week.
To find out more about what is on at the Royal and other national parks visit:http://nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/parksweek
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