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.

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    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.

    Local contact: Steve Barratt, phone 47536339

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

  • Fungi of the Blue Mountains

    This page has some images of fungi in the Blue Mountains

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    This page is the share knowledge of the Fungi of the Blue Mountains.

    Bushcare officer: Karen Hising

    For more information, please call Council’s Bushcare Section on 4780 5623, or use the form on the Join page

  • Jamison Creek Catchment Group

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

    Bushcare officer: Jane Anderson

    For more information, please call Council’s Bushcare Section on 4780 5623, or use the form on the Join page

  • Leura Falls and Gordon Creek Catchment Group

    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.

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    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, jhill9228@gmail.com

    Alternative contact: Monica Nugent, phone 47805623, email mnugent@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • Seed Collectors Group

    Email Tracy to join the email list to find out about upcoming events.

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    Meeting day: Second Tuesday of the month, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

    This group does a range of activities including; seed collection, plant rescues, propagation activites, workshops and seed cleaning. Various locations across the LGA. Varies upon email.

    Local contact: Tracy Abbas, phone 4780 5623, tabbas@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • The Pollinators

    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.

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    Local contact: David Rae, awayami43@yahoo.com.au

    Alternative contact: Jane Anderson, phone 4780 5623

  • Woody Weed Wander Bushcare Group

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    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, khising@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

    Alternative contact: BMCC Bushcare Team, phone 4780 5528