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Friends of Cabbage Tree Bay volunteer group

In 2012 the Friends of Cabbage Tree Bay (FOCTB) volunteer group was established in partnership with Fisheries NSW to protect the highly diverse marine flora and fauna of Cabbage Tree Bay Aquatic Reserve.

In 2014, the volunteers won the Keep Australia Beautiful NSW Award for Community Actions and Partnerships in the Sustainable Cities Awards.

In 2020 our oceans must remain a priority. Marine biodiversity is critical to the health of people and our planet. Friends of Cabbage Tree Bay volunteers are protecting this Aquatic reserve for future generations.

Become a volunteer

We are looking for volunteers who love Cabbage Tree Bay to help preserve and protect this ‘No Take Aquatic Reserve’.

What do our volunteers do?

  • Educate visitors about the biodiversity of Cabbage Tree Bay
  • Increase public awareness of conservation issues within the reserve
  • Provide visitor information services which encourages appreciation of the reserves values
  • Participate in relevant Northern Beaches council events to promote FOCTB
  • Keep an eye out for illegal poachers/fishermen/people gathering from rock platform
  • Inform Fisheries of illegal activity
  • Update blackboard with information from divers and snorkellers (what they have seen)

What is the commitment?

Weekends 1 x shift per month, 10am – 12.30pm OR 12.30pm – 3pm

How do I become a volunteer?

  1. Read the position description
  2. Email FOCTB Coordinator robynne.millward@northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au with your name, phone, email and a brief description of how you meet the criteria for this role
  3. Robynne will be in contact with you to discuss your suitability to the role

More information

Check out Friends of Cabbage Tree Bay on Facebook.