Bushcare Stall at North Katoomba

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Katoomba / Govetts Creek Catchment Coordinating Group organised and staffed a display and childrens activity at the Nth Katoomba Festival, in April 2014.  This festival was organised by the Katoomba Neighbourhood centre to celebrate and promote the community of nth Katoomba.

It was a successful day with our stall “staff’ speaking to over 90 local residents. 8 Volunteers, contributed over 31 hours in preparation and during the day and were supported by the NPWS Ranger and BMCC Bushcare Officer.  Volunteers represented 4 of the 6 groups working in the catchment, and contributed photos of their sites.


A ‘search’ of finding the 12 plants labelled plants in the Reserve proved popular amongst the children, particularly using the bushcare stickers and gaining a free plant when completed.  The large orthophoto proved of interest to  many to work out where they lived in relation to creeks and the Blue Gum Forest.   Some beautiful  large photos of swamps and bushland in the catchment attracted attention.