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July 2017

Blue Mountains Bushcare Network Bioblitz and Conference

Saturday, 29 July
Blue Mountains Theatre & Community Hub, 104-108 Macquarie Rd
Springwood, NSW 2777 Australia
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The Blue Mountains Bushcare Network is proud to present the third Bushcare Network Conference. This year our theme is Citizen Science so we're having a Bioblitz! The day focuses on our beautiful and unique lower mountains vegetation communities. We are fortunate to be able to spend the day with experts to learn how to be “ears and eyes” on the ground. The data we collect will go into data bases for a wider audience. In the morning, there will be concurrent…

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August 2017

Sassafras Gully Remote at Springwood  

Sunday, 6 August @ 9:00 am4:00 pm

An easy-medium bushwalk down Sassafras Gully and along Victory track.  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 to book by Friday 28th July.

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Swampcare at North Hazelbrook Swamp

Friday, 18 August @ 9:00 am3:00 pm

This swamp is located off Rocklea Street, which is the very north end of the urban area.   Last year a start was made to restore it to its former glory. A ‘biodiversity’ of weeds are coming in from the edges into this wonderful swamp – privet, crofton, ginger lily, honeysuckle etc.   Lunch and morning tea donated by Hominy.  Please book with Stephanie Chew at schew@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or 4780 5623 by 4 August

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AABR field trip to Broken Hill

Tuesday, 22 AugustThursday, 24 August

AABR field trip to Broken Hill, 22-24 August 2017 The Australian Association of Bush Regenerators is holding a 3-day bush regen field trip to the internationally significant Broken Hill Regeneration Reserves, to visit local sites and attend an Awards dinner. The dinner is to inaugurate a major restoration industry award to honour the late 1930s work of Albert Morris and others who pulled off a visionary regeneration project - the first of its kind in the world. Options for travel…

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September 2017

Katoomba/Govetts Creek Catchment meeting

Wednesday, 6 September @ 2:15 pm4:00 pm
Katoomba Neighbourhood Centre, 10 Station Street
Katoomba, NSW 2780 Australia
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Participate in making plans for the catchment and find out what is going on. For more information and to RSVP, contact Lyndal  

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Citizen Science in Action Symposium

Friday, 15 September
Hawkesbury Campus, Bourke Street
Richmond, NSW Australia
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Western Sydney University and Greater Sydney Local Land Services  would like to invite you to attend the Citizen Science in Action symposium. Held at Western Sydney University’s Hawkesbury campus in Richmond, NSW, this one-day event will highlight the importance of research and how you can get involved with citizen science. In our interactive workshops you will learn about relevant technologies and be provided with the skills to participate in the latest citizen science programs more effectively to make a real impact…

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Grose Valley Remote

Saturday, 16 SeptemberMonday, 18 September

 NPWS Great Grose Weed Walk activity. A multi day activity rock hopping and wading through the Upper Grose River searching for and destroying weeds before they spread further into the wilderness. This activity is only for the fit and experienced.  Numbers are limited.  Book with Vanessa at NPWS on (02) 47873112 or vanessa.richardson @environment.nsw.gov.au by Friday 8th September.  

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Holly Walk

Saturday, 30 September @ 9:00 am3:30 pm

A short walk to a tributary of the Centennial Glen Creek at Blackheath to treat/remove small and large Holly. Morning tea provided.  BYO lunch.  For RSVP and further information contact Karen Hising on 4780 5623 or khising@bmcc.nsw.gov.au  

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October 2017

Swampcare at Valley View Swamp

Thursday, 5 October @ 9:00 am3:00 pm
Blackheath, Blackheath, 2785 Australia + Google Map

Come for the day or just the morning. Help us get this swamp back into shape.  This swamp forms part of the extensive Braeside Upland Swamp which flows into Govetts Leap Falls.  Enjoy a delicious morning tea and lunch donated by the Hominy Bakery.  Book with Stephanie at  by Friday 22 September.

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Hollows as Homes Walk and Talk

Saturday, 14 October @ 3:00 pm5:00 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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