Working as a volunteer is so important to me. Giving brings me happiness whether I am working with an environmental organization or working with a social organization. Because of that, I started to be volunteering with the Woodlands and Wetlands Trust.
I would like to tell you a bit about Jerrabomberra Wetlands and Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary.
The Woodlands and Wetlands Conservation Trust Board manages Jerrabomberra Wetlands and Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary on behalf of the ACT Government.
They educate the community on the importance of protecting these sites through special events, tours, and working with local schools. Sometimes They collaborate with other not-for-profits and local businesses to deliver their message.
Their mission is the conservation of this valuable habitat through advocacy, research, and education.
Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary provides a haven where reintroduced species can thrive.
In 2004, following a partnership between the ACT Government and Australian National University’s Fenner School for Environment and Society, the Mulligans Flat-Goorooyaroo Woodland Experiment was born.
Through research and advocacy, we seek to inspire respect for the beauty, species, and ecological processes of Australia’s native woodlands.
Unfortunately, we (the volunteers) had to stop working with them because we went into lockdown. So, in the past weeks, we have been in lockdown, and we will be another four weeks more. However, we are still connected.
But the lockdown was not enough to stop our desire to help.
Thanks to our delegators, we have raised funds to support a conservation project. This project involves the release of two desexed males into our Sanctuary. The approach to conservation at Mulligans Flat is holistic, Woodland and Wetland trust aim to restore the entire ecosystem rather than just a single species, building a more resilient ecosystem overall. So the Spotted-tailed Quoll fills the role of an apex predator. But they are only releasing 2 as a trial at this point. We need to carefully manage this reintroduction to make sure they do not impact our smaller animal populations too much.
Woodland and Wetland trust aim to restore the entire ecosystem rather than just a single species
Here you can see the full interview where Lauren explains what the project consists of and what this organization is dedicated to.