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April 2017

“BIODIVERSITY NEAR ME” Wildlife Survey Camp

Friday, 28 April @ 2:00 pmSaturday, 29 April @ 11:30 am

  Sugar Glider in Blue Gum Swamp by Peter Smith Wildlife spotlighting & fauna survey Bushcare, Landcare, Swampcare and Bush Backyards Volunteers - do you want to know more about the fauna of the mountains? How healthy is the biodiversity of your Bushcare site? Here is your chance to learn more - by attending this free survey workshop with renowned experts Judy Smith, Peter Smith, Anne Carey, Meredith Brainwood and Carol Probets. Arrive on Friday afternoon for a…

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Blue Mountains City Council’s annual THANK YOU BUSHCARE Picnic

Saturday, 29 April @ 11:00 am3:00 pm

Megalong Valley a stunning setting Blue Mountains City Council is proud to host the annual THANK YOU Bushcare Picnic in the Megalong Valley. Bushcare, Landcare, Swampcare, Bush Backyards members - You are invited!   The picnic's official start is with lunch at 12 noon followed by a guided walk to identify plants led by Margaret Baker at 12:50 pm and our annual Bushcare awards presentations at 1:50 pm. Water bugs presentation by our Healthy Waterways team at…

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May 2017

Bushcare Network Meeting

Wednesday, 3 May @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm

The Blue Mountains Bushcare Network is a core group of dedicated Bushcare Group co-ordinators and volunteers. We meet quarterly to keep up to date with whats happening in the world of Bushcare, raise issues of concern, support each other and plan education and information sharing events. We also collaborate with Council regarding plans for the Bushcare program as well as look for resolutions to environmental issues affecting Blue Mountains bushland reserves. This meeting will be largely occupied with planning our…

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Banksia Park Bushcare and Birriban Landcare working bee and Hollows as Homes walk

Saturday, 13 May @ 1:30 pm4:30 pm
Katoomba High School, Martin St
Katoomba, NSW 2780 Australia
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 Banksia Park Bushcare Group is lending a helping hand to their near-neighbours, Birriban Katoomba High School Landcare Group. We’d love you to join us for a special afternoon!   Help deal with weeds the students can’t manage, then Join Dr Adrian Davis from Sydney University as he leads a walk to demonstrate the habitat values of the bushland and talk about the Hollows as Homes project. Tools and guidance is provided by Council’s Bushcare Officer. Please wear long sleeved work…

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Bushcare Boosters Training

Saturday, 20 May @ 9:00 am1:00 pm
Wentworth Falls School of the Arts, Corner of The Great Western Highway and Adele Ave
Wentworth Falls, NSW 2787 Australia
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If you are a current or prospective Blue Mountains Community Conservation Volunteer -Bushcare, Landcare, Bush Backyards members - you are invited to the 3rd and last of our essential training modules for the year:  Weed Control Techniques  and Working Safely. This is a free half day interactive Bushcare Boosters training workshop presented by the very experienced, qualified Bushcare Boosters Trainer, Geoff Bakewell and hosted by BMCC Bushcare. You will learn why we use different methods on different weeds, how to be most efficient,  what…

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Katoomba Creek Remote

Saturday, 27 May @ 8:30 am5:30 pm

 Continue the fantastic work in another remote section of Katoomba Creek searching for weeds. Bush regeneration and bushwalking experience is needed. This activity involves off track walking and wading along the creek. This is a joint NPWS & BMCC activity and numbers are limited. Morning tea and lunch supplied. Book with Lyndal on 4780 5623 or lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au  by Thursday 11th May.

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Leura Cascades Combined Catchment Event – Vale Street

Saturday, 27 May @ 9:00 am1:00 pm
Vale St Park, corner of Vale and Lyne Streets
Katoomba, NSW 2780 Australia
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Tributary of Leura Falls Creek photo by Karen Hising Join all the Groups in the Leura Falls Creek Catchment for a morning at the Vale Street Bushcare site in the upper part of the catchment, a critical place in the stormwater management system. There will be a range of options – weeding (both challenging and easy work along the creek) planting, mulching.  An opportunity to inspect and support the recent contract work in that area. There…

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Hollows as Homes Walk and Talk

Saturday, 27 May @ 3:30 pm5:30 pm
Blaxland Library, Hope Street
Blaxland, NSW 2774 Australia
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 Hollows as Homes is an exciting project run by the University of Sydney, the Australian Museum and the Royal Botanic Garden and funded by Sydney Coastal Councils. This fascinating project will help scientists, councils and the community further understand the role of tree hollows in providing homes for our urban wildlife, as well as discover what wildlife is using our local tree hollows. As a member of the community, you will have the opportunity to locate a tree near you…

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June 2017

Sassafras Gully Remote

Saturday, 10 June @ 9:00 am4:00 pm

  An easy-medium bushwalk down Sassafras Gully and along Victory track in Springwood.  This is a good introduction to remote bushcare.  We will work along the creek and track treating weeds as we find them as well as following up on a slope of scattered weeds of mainly ginger lily and privet.    Contact Lyndal Sullivan on lsullivan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au   or 4780 5623 to book by Thurs 1st June.

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Fitzgerald Creek Catchment Group

Friday, 16 June @ 5:00 pm6:30 pm
Warimoo Bushfire Station, Great Western Highway
Warimoo, NSW 2774 Australia
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Receive updates on work happening in the catchment and participate in planning work and events.

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