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Wombeyan Weed Whacking Weekend

The local landcare group are doing some conservation and management weekends again this year at Wombeyan. If you are interested in attending see their announcement below, their PDF flyer and contact Trissh Kidd ([email protected] or [email protected]) directly.

You are invited to attend one of the 2012 ‘Weed Whacking Weekends’ at Wombeyan Caves being run throughout this year.

Commencing in 2011, these weekends have thus far proven to be highly popular for a weekend away undertaking the treatment of exotic plant invaders within the immediate bushland interface of Wombeyan Caves. We have the opportunity to socialise with like-minded people, all get out of the day-to-day and refresh in a beautiful karst environment. A complimentary cave tour is definite.

Please see the attached outline. Numbers are capped at 30 people – May is already halfway booked. October will fill quickly also, so book fast. Further information and itinerary available upon booking confirmation.

2012 Broadway Orientation Day

The Union has confirmed that the 2012 Broadway Orientation Day is scheduled for 22nd February 2012. If you can spare a few hours to help man the UTSSS stall that would be great as we will need a few volunteers.

Volunteer Work at Bungonia

The paleo-sediments in the Kings Cross area of B4-5 need protection from constant over use. Approval has been granted by Parks to build a small bridge over the paleo-sediments to help preserve them.

HCG & CSS in consultation with experts and BRAG submitted a proposal to bridge this gap. Parks (and engineers) have approved the project with Parks providing funding.

CSS is currently constructing the bridge which will require help from cavers to carry in the components at a later date. In the meantime, one section is ready to take into B4 to verify that it fits correctly and to measure for anchors & footings.

Experienced cavers are required to ‘take in and take out’ the first ‘test’ section of the proposed bridge. There will be other tasks for those that do not wish to help with the lifting! eg: Gear sherpas, COMMs line laying, UHF radio COMMs etc

We only require 10 competent cavers to help with lifting and carrying the component thru the cave and a few more for misc work. Please contact me ASAP if you can assist.
Do NOT turn up without informing me first as you may be disappointed!

This is an excellent opportunity for caving clubs/cavers to unite and help with such an important project.

Please contact Joe Sydney ASAP if you are interested: [email protected]

UTS Volunteer of the Year

The UTS Union and UTS are again looking for the UTS student Volunteer of the year. If you know of someone, download the attached form and send it back in. Nominations close on the 3rd September 2010.

2010 Volunteer of the Year Flyer

Sydney Inner West Special Olympics

The Special Olympics, New South Wales, Sydney Inner West group is a not for profit organisation that enriches the lives of people with an intellectual disability through year-round sports training and athletic competition. They are currently looking for volunteers in a number of different sports in the inner-west region – please have a look through the attached documents (brochure and letter) and contact Peter McGhee ([email protected]) if interested.