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Nepean River between Penrith and Yarramundi
Weir Reserve, Bruce Neale Dr, Penrith NSW 2750

Jeff Cottrell

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Nepean River Conservation Kayaking

To protect rivers, creeks & swamps in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area (GBMWHA) and wetlands in the Hawkesbury floodplains by removing the remaining black willow trees from along the Hawkesbury Nepean River. 2nd Saturday and Sunday of the month

Getting Involved

Willow Warriors organise kayak paddles along the Nepean River to poison Black Willows using bioactive glyphosate which is approved for use along waterways by volunteers . Volunteers & parks staff have already removed Black Willows from the Colo & Grose River sub-catchments that flow through the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area . Willow Warriors & their project partners are partners in a two year program to remove Black willows from the catchment.
The activity involves paddle upto 14klm along the Nepean River between Penrith & Devlin Road to poison the black willows previously mapped & enjoy the native fauna like the Sea Eagle above.
Group sizes are limited to 8. Participants need to be fit & willing & able to climb around logs on slippery banks in & out of the water to trea

More Information: http://www.willowwarriors.org.au

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