This week Binna Burra supports Australia’s largest annual celebration of volunteering

Written by Binna Burra

May 24, 2024

Since the first camp back in 1933, volunteer contributions have been at the heart of the ‘spirit of Binna Burra’. It continues today with the contributions of hundreds of people who share the passion for our unique social business located on the Binna Burra Cultural landscape – surrounded by  Woonoongoora – Lamington National Park – part of the World Heritage listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia.

In particular, for the past 40 years, the Friends of Binna Burra (FoBBs) have contributed countless hours of volunteer undertaking projects such as plant propagation and tree planting/removal of bushland weeds; stabilisation of ground to prevent erosion, track and signage maintenance and waterline maintenance.

Recently, the new not-for-profit Binna Burra Foundation has been established with objectives including the support land conservation and rehabilitation programs which protect and enhance the natural environment of the National Park and its surrounds by facilitating educational, scientific and cultural programs  and to support initiatives to share and celebrate the history and culture of the Yugambeh nation, the traditional custodians of the park and surrounding lands.

The Lamington Natural History Association (LNHA) volunteers also play an important role in providing reliable information to visitors to the National Park.

‘This year’s theme ’Something for Everyone’ is well suited to Binna Burra’ said Steve Noakes, Chair of the Board of Directors. ‘It’s also an invitation for new people to visit and explore the rich diversity not only of our natural landscape but the opportunities available through volunteering to enhance the heritage listed Binna Burra Cultural Landscape via the Binna Burra Foundation, FoBBs or LNHA.’

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