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NOTICE: Bushcare Restart

We are pleased to announce that our Bushcare program will recommence in July, following strict COVID-19 WHS guidelines. 

Become a Bushcare volunteer

Do you have a passion for the outdoors? Would you like to know more about local waterways, birds, insects, plants and wildlife, and pick up some new skills while you're at it? If the answer is yes, then why not join one of our Bushcare volunteer groups?

As a Bushcare volunteer, you will do your bit for the environment while rubbing shoulders with interesting and like-minded people. Bushcare groups participate in activities such as tree planting, erosion control, litter removal, weed management, and of course, wildlife spotting.

No experience is necessary - we will provide you with all the training you need.

Bushcare groups

There are currently a number of Bushcare groups caring for their local areas, and more on the way...

If you are not yet a member of Bushcare, but would like to join, please contact Council’s Environment team on 02 4645 4601, or email so we can register you into the program.

Remember, if you have the time, you can join more than one Bushcare group!

Please note: It is a requirement to register your interest into the Bushcare program before you attend a Bushcare activity.

Current Bushcare activity locations: When:
Kentlyn Bushcare Every Tuesday
John Kidd Reserve Bushcare, Blair Athol 1st Saturday of the month
Smiths Creek Reserve Bushcare, Ruse 2nd Saturday of the month
Noorumba Reserve Bushcare, Rosemeadow 2nd Sunday of the month
Redfern Creek Reserve Bushcare, Macquarie Fields 3rd Monday of the month
Simmos Beach Reserve Bushcare, Macquarie Fields 4th Saturday of the month
Scattergood Reserve Bushcare, St Helens Park 4th Sunday of the month

Bush Explorers

In partnership with our Bushcare volunteer program, Bush Explorers aims to reveal the mysteries of nature through regular events lead by our local experts. Throughout the year we will lift the lid on the wonders of the natural world, be it through bug-hunts or bird-walks, seasonal saunters or spotlight nights, bushcare workshops or bush tucker walks - there will be something for everyone.

As a Bush Explorer you will get to discover the local wildlife, learn about the natural environment and see the important bushcare work that helps preserve it. Additionally you will meet like-minded people whilst getting outside and active in nature - a great way to help your own well-being. Another reason why it is so vital to care about the bush!

Check out our upcoming Bush Explorer events.

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