CVA and PV put call out for voluntourists

MEDIA RELEASE | Date: 17 December 2013

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Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) and Parks Victoria are, for a second year, partnering to repair and restore remote sections of the 650km Australian Alps Walking Track in the Alpine National Park.

Known as the toughest long distance walk in Australia, the track traverses the Australian Alps, which is an iconic conservation and tourism destination.

Across the 2012-13 summer period teams of volunteers achieved amazing results, contributing 42 staff days and 120 volunteer days repairing 23 km of track, laying 930 metres of rubber matting and installing eight water bars to prevent erosion at locations including The Knobs, Mt Sunday and Mt McDonald.

“We couldn’t get this work done on the Alpine Walking Track without the CVA volunteers and their team leaders. It’s a win-win situation for us and for them; an opportunity to get out into the Alps, help with managing this area and enjoy this beautiful landscape.” says Nigel Watts, Parks Victoria Ranger with the King Howqua Unit of the Alpine National Park