Mark Cachia

Department:

Reconstruction WG | Public Officer

I have been interested in protecting the local environment for as long as I can remember and have been involved in bush regeneration since 2001, first in a volunteer capacity and since 2008 as a paid regenerator. During my voluntary period time I was involved in numerous organisations undertaking bush regeneration including:

  • Youth at the Zoo (YATZ)
  • High School Environmental Group
  • Conservation Volunteers Australia
  • Hornsby Council
  • National Parks and Wildlife Service

In 2008, I started working for Australian Bushland Restoration (ABR) part-time while I undertook my University studies to complete a Bachelor of Biodiversity and Conservation. This continued until November 2010 when I was at University 5 days a week and could not continue work in bush regeneration.

In November 2011, I picked up work again this time for Toolijooa, which I was there up until recently. During this time I worked all over the Sydney Region working in almost all ecosystems and undertaking assisted regeneration and reconstruction. I also undertook paid supervision of bush care for the City of Ryde Council during this time. Between 2012 and 2013 I completed my Certificate III and IV in Conservation and Land Management and look forward to undertaking the Diploma sometime in the future.

In the past few months I have worked for Trees in Newcastle and from July-August 2014, undertaken regeneration of Dry Eucalyptus-Corymbia Woodland on Cape York Peninsula for Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC). I look forward to challenging myself in whatever future the bush regeneration industry holds for me.

In 2013, I became an accredited member of AABR and I hope to utilise my previous experiences in other volunteer organisations to become an effective member of the AABR Committee. I hope to bring the view of the newcomers to the industry and look to providing some input where possible as well as learning from and supporting others.

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