National Parks and Wildlife Service

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) manages more than 850 national parks and reserves, from rainforests and rugged bush to coastal landscapes and outback deserts.  Some areas are managed for the protection of nature. In other reserves NPWS provides facilities such as picnic areas, boardwalks and lookouts for visitors to enjoy these special areas. 

NPWS is working with Wyong Shire Council to improve the water quality of the Tuggerah Lakes. We are running education programs, providing resources to volunteer landcare groups, conducting bush regeneration to remove weeds, controlling feral animals and removing litter from the lake edges. All of this is helping to protect endangered ecological communities, look after our waterways and preserve this important part of our coastline.

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Volunteers invest their time for great environmental returns

 NPWS staff and NAB staff volunteers - Photo courtesy NPWS

In September 2012, National Australia Bank (NAB) volunteers have again stepped out of the office and into the great outdoors to assist the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) to remove weeds from Wyrrabalong National Park at North Entrance. The weed removal was supported by the Restoration of Tuggerah Lakes through Improved Water Quality Management, through funding from the Australian Government’s Caring for Our Country (CFOC) and is being delivered in collaboration with Wyong Shire Council.

Staff members from the NAB worked tirelessly to remove weeds including bitou bush and lantana, which are listed as Weeds of National Significance. This is the third year NAB employees have volunteered their time for the environment and it is a good opportunity for staff to connect with nature.

Are you interested in volunteering in local NPWS parks and reserves? If so you can contact the Community Programs Officer or Bush Regeneration and Volunteer Coordinator on ph: 4972 9000 and find out how.

 South MSCA Project

South MSCA Project

Dipodium punctatum 

Native Orchid 

Brown antechinus on tree

Brown antechinus on tree