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.
Local contact: Paul Vale, phone 4787 8080
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, email@example.com
Alternative contact: Lachlan Davis, phone 4753 6129, email firstname.lastname@example.org
This Catchment group meets quarterly to plan and discuss works happening in the catchment.
Local contact: Steve Barratt, phone 47536339
Alternative contact: Karleen Waldron, email email@example.com
This page has some images of fungi in the Blue Mountains
This page is the share knowledge of the Fungi of the Blue Mountains.
Bushcare officer: Karen Hising
Local contact: Liz Kabanoff
This group meets quarterly to discuss the projects happening in the catchment.
Bushcare officer: Jane Anderson
Local contact: Lachland Garland
This group comprises interested Bushcare volunteers that aim to improve the water quality and health of the natural bushland throughout the Gordon and Leura Falls Creeks Catchment areas. We meet quarterly to formulate strategies and liaise with Council and NPWS staff to develop plans for improved environmental outcomes. our vision is to integrate the management of established land uses and natural areas to achieve a stable and functioning catchment through: Cleaning up, conserving, connecting the bushland through the catchment, connecting the people who care about the catchment, protecting and restoring the riparian corridor.
Year started: 2012
Meets quarterly at Blue Mountains City Council Administration building. Civic Place, Katoomba. Check with the organisers fro location of the meeting room and date of meetings.
Bushcare officer: Monica Nugent
Land manager: a range of tenures
Local contact: Jenny Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternative contact: Monica Nugent, phone 47805623, email email@example.com
Email Tracy to join the email list to find out about upcoming events.
Meeting day: Second Tuesday of the month, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm
This group does a range of activities including; seed collection, plant rescues, propagation activites, workshops and seed cleaning.
Local contact: Tracy Abbas, phone 4780 5623, firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the place for all information on pollination. The group delivered a bee hotel making workshop at the picnic and has a few more projects planned.
Local contact: David Rae, email@example.com
Alternative contact: Jane Anderson, phone 4780 5623
Year started: 2019
Meeting day: First Friday of the month, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Meeting Place: This Group works in various locations across the Mountains, treating/removing stands of woody weeds. The Bushcare Officer will send out an email to advise of the meeting place for each work session. A schedule will also be updated regularly for confirmed and possible future work opportunities and locations.
Bushcare officer: Karen Hising
Land manager: BMCC
Local contact: Karen Hising, phone 4780 5623, firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternative contact: BMCC Bushcare Team, phone 4780 5528