Bushcare

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Bushcare groups in Blacktown City

Bushcare is a great way to meet new people, have fun and help improve the natural environment. Bushcare also helps to protect and preserve bushland that our local wildlife lives in.

 Bushcare involves tasks such as:

  • weed removal and regeneration works
  • planting
  • mulching
  • litter collection

Become a Bushcare volunteer

To join a Bushcare group please complete our  volunteer registration form

There are 11 Bushcare groups running in May, please see below:

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 Volunteer Bushcare groups meet monthly for 3 hours at various reserves across Blacktown City  Download the 2021 Calendar(PDF, 1MB)

 Blacktown City Council supports our Bushcare volunteers through: 

  • bush regeneration training and supervision
  • plants, tools and technical advice
  • information on grants and other special projects 
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For further information about becoming a Bushcare volunteer, contact Council's Senior Bushland Officer Katrina Brown on 9839 6000 or via email: katrina.brown@blacktown.nsw.gov.au 

Watch our short film below to hear from our Bushcare volunteers on what motivated them to join.

 

 

 

Council installs artificial hollows for our native wildlife

 Around 15% of all native species rely on hollows at some stage in their life cycle. Council is installing artificial tree hollows to support our native wildlife in their natural habitat through this project co-funded by the Australian Governments Communities Environment program, to assist our local volunteer groups improve bushland habitat and increase biodiversity in our reserves.

 Watch this video on hollow habitat creation and Bushcare at Doonside Crescent Bushland Reserve.

 

Biological control of Alligator weed

Council released a little flea beetle that consumes Alligator weed, a priority weed that clogs our waterways.

See video below.

 

Flame weeding project at Henry Mitchell Reserve

This project is funded under the Australian Government's Communities Environment program to assist the local Bushcare group in reducing invasive weeds,  which supports the recovery of the Cumberland Plain Woodland, a critically endangered ecological community.

 Watch this video on flame weeding at Henry Mitchell Reserve.

For further information about Bushcare programs contact Council's Natural Areas Team on 9839 6000 or email us at ourenvironment@blacktown.nsw.gov.au