Location: All areas (forums, music, etc)

  • Blue Mountains Bushcare Network

    Coalition of individuals and representatives from Bushcare groups and other authorities interested in maintaining and restoring the integrity of bushland in the Blue Mountains. Provides a forum for Bushcare groups to exchange ideas and information, comment on issues, or initiate strategies.

    Visit this group’s own website

    Local contact: Paul Vale, phone 4787 8080

  • Bushcare Trad Band

    We aim to provide another connection within the bushcare community through the playing of music. The band has an inclusive philosophy and welcomes players of diverse abilities and backgrounds.

    Year started: June 2015

    The Blue Mountains Bushcare Trad Band aims to provide music for the Bushcare community. Its main role is to provide background music for the annual Blue Mountains Bushcare picnic, but it also meets informally through the year to play… just for fun! The Band is named after the introduced weed, Tradescantia Fluminensis, commonly known as Trad. ‘Trad’ is the name of an invasive weed with which many bushcare volunteers are familiar, but is also the shortened term for ‘traditional’ music. And this is the basis of the Trad Band’s style. The band welcomes players of diverse abilities and backgrounds, as long as they are competent with their instruments. Instruments must be acoustic for logistics and safety reasons. (We play outside, in parks.) The band can provide music for both concert pitch and transposing instruments, or chord charts and sound files for musicians who play by ear.

    Local contact: Glen Parry, phone 4754 3182, glen.parry@gmail.com

    Alternative contact: Lachlan Davis, phone 4753 6129, email lachdavis@bigpond.com

  • Fitzgerald Creek Catchment Group

    This Catchment group meets quarterly to plan and discuss works happening in the catchment.

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    Local contact: Steve Barratt, phone 47536339

    Alternative contact: Karleen Waldron, email karleen.waldron4@gmail.com

  • Jamison Creek Catchment Group

    This group meets quarterly to discuss the projects happening in the catchment.

    Bushcare officer: Jane Anderson

    Local contact: Lachland Garland

  • South Leura Catchment Group

    This group is made up of interested Bushcare volunteers that meet quarterly to discuss strategy and future work within in the South Leura Catchment area.

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    Year started: 2012

    Meet quarterly in Katoomba for two hours.

    Bushcare officer: Karen Hising

    Local contact: Jenny Hill

    Alternative contact: Karen Hising, phone 47805623, email bushcare@bmcc.nsw.gov.au