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Want to help your local bushland and care for its future?

Council has approximately 100 bushland reserves. Find out more about them here.

Join a Bushcare Group!

Bushcare VolunteersBushcare Groups meet monthly for a few hours to work in local bushland reserves. Council provides each group with tools and an experienced supervisor who will give training and guidance in basic bush regeneration techniques. Morning tea is also provided!

There are Bushcare Groups at over 28 sites in Pittwater. New volunteers are always welcome!

All you need is enthusiasm and a desire to do something practical. Morning/afternoon tea is provided.

If you would like become a Bushcare volunteer please register your interest here!

More about Bushcare Groups ...

  • Bushcare groups have a Council supervisor to help direct activities on the site. Council provides tools and morning/afternoon tea
  • Volunteers need to wear comfortable clothes, bring a hat and gloves, and must wear closed shoes (no thongs).
  • Groups usually meet on a monthly basis for 3 hours on site. Volunteers are welcome to come for a shorter time.
  • If raining, group is usually rescheduled for the following month.
  • Bushcare groups must have a minimum of 4 volunteers. Most groups have 6-8 people.
  • Volunteers need to be registered with Council's Bushcare Officer so as to be covered by Council's insurance.

Want to join a Bushcare Group?

Want to form a new Bushcare Group?

  • You need to register your interest, then the Bushcare Officer will contact you and inspect the proposed site to see if it's suitable.
  • Bushcare groups need a minimum of 4 volunteers. Encourage your friends or neighbours to get involved. Once you have 4 volunteers Council will provide a Bushcare Supervisor to help direct activities.
  • Dates for group meetings can either be set for weekdays or weekends, as is convenient for the group.

More information

Contact Council's Bushcare Officer, Helena Dewis on 9970 1367 or

Bushcare News

  • In the last financial year Council has provided financial and in-kind support for 29 Bushcare groups involving hundreds of volunteers providing 6500+ hours of time improving Pittwater's open space.

Cooee! Environment Newsletter

Council puts out a regular environmental e-newsletter called "Cooee". It's available on the newsletters page. If you'd like to receive this e-newsletter please email

Volunteers in Action

Volunteers Attack Asparagus Fern at Bungan beach

Mulching at Old Wharf

Bungan Beach bushcare volunteers attacking the
dreaded Asparagus Fern.

Volunteers mulch and plant embankment at Old
Wharf reserve, Clareville.

Volunteers plant a Wildlife Corridor at Careel Creek

Volunteers putting tree guards on plants

Volunteers plant Careel Creek to create a wildlife

Tree guards being placed around new tubestock
plantings by volunteers to protect seedlings.

Updated: 18 Jul 2016