These workers do everything the Weeders Extraordinaire do: Thin out aliens species, dig holes to plant trees, do a little watering in the driest months to get some saplings established. But they know more about local species, and help other workers recognise them. They play a little more of a citizen scientist role by making field observations on platforms like iNaturalist, collecting data as required, or taking photos of interesting observations. They’ll get to know the forest and its inhabitants.
We’ll pay R400 a day to the worker. R100 of your donation goes to research, administration and expenses for growing and nurturing new trees, as well as equipment.
Note: We’ll occasionally team with other organisations to clear larger areas more quickly. Such projects may have teams financed under different conditions and paid different rates, but money specifically donated here will only be used to pay individuals the wages promised.