Do you have a swamp in your backyard or interested in swamp restoration?
Then come join us for this very special event in Hazelbrook, where you will learn the basic principles about swamp restoration whilst giving this swamp a helping hand.
The swamp is located off Rocklea Street, which is the very north end of the urban area and is still in its early stages of being restored, so there is plenty of primary work to be done on a variety of weeds – Erica, buddleia, privet, crofton weed.
A FREE delicious lunch and morning tea has been kindly donated by Hominy Bakery.
Bookings are essential so please RSVP via the link on this page or contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org. by Thursday 20 September.
Vanessa Keyser from Redgum Park Bushcare and Local Land Services suggests: Questagame You take photos of wildlife you see and earn points. It links directly to the Atlas of Living Australia, and all records are independently verified.
In Vanessa’s words:
Would be great for local schools or for young people who come along to Bushcare. There are teachers’ resources. Very groovy, baby.
The Atlas of Living Australia continues to support a variety of Citizen Science projects – and is now making it even easier for people to get involved. Have a look at ALA Citizen Science Central to find a project that might interest you.
The Bushcare office, Ray Richardson and Hugh Todd have been working quietly away on updating the new platform for the weeds website, and it is now live!
The finished website will have 64 weed profiles, and resources to help with weed control. We have changed the system so the website can intelligently resize to look good on all screens used for web browsing – from phones to desktops.
We have retained some of the fantastic features that Barbara Harley and John Penlington worked on, like the weeds brochure and some of the original articles.
Due to the advancements of user friendly web design we (at the office) can add articles and information quickly and easily. If anyone within the bushcare community would like to donate some time to work on the website with me, or photographs that are better than what we have, we would be very grateful.
Last week there was a course open to volunteers about how social media can be used to promote your group. The Bushcare website can link to your Facebook, Instagram pages that some people have set up for their groups.
If you feel inspired to make you own webpage on the Bushcare site talk to your group to decide what you want to put on there and Bushcare Officer and we can get started.
Les Robinson has offered some subsidized places for volunteers to attend his training sessions.
Changeology (2 days)
The complete toolset for devising behaviour change projects + plus innovation skills, buzzmaking, and, for the first time, a systems thinking palette for sustained change. Really engage your community in change.