Want to help your local bushland and care for its future?
Join a Bushcare Group!
Bushcare 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 26 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?
- To join a bushcare group you need to register your interest, and then the Bushcare Officer will contact you.
- Read more about Volunteering in Pittwater (PDF)
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.
- April 2013: Mullet Creek has a new Bushcare group! See the first Bushcare day here.
Cooee! Environment Newsletter
Volunteers in Action
Bungan beach bushcare volunteers attacking the dreaded “Asparagus Fern”;
Volunteers plant Careel Creek to create a wildlife corridor
Tree guards being placed around new tubestock plantings by volunteers to protect seedlings from rabbits.
Updated: 08 May 2013