Location: Katoomba

  • Banksia Park

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    Year started: April 2010

    Meeting day: Second Saturday of the month, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

    Meeting point: 8 Bourne Street

    Group starts 1:30 in Winter, 2:00 pm in Summer (daylight saving time). Work aims primarily to rehabilitate a degraded Blue Mountains Swamp on the headwaters of Banksia Streamlet.

    Bushcare officer: Elissa McFarlane

    Land manager: BMCC

    Local contact: Kerry Nettle, phone 0430 233 558, email kerry@nettle.org

    Alternative contact: Elissa McFarlane, phone 4780 5623, email emcfarlane@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • Garguree Swampcare Group

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    Meeting day: First Sunday of the month, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

    Meeting point: The Gully, Gates Ave

    Bushcare officer: Jane Anderson

    Local contact: David King, mobile 0412 664 599

    Alternative contact: Bushcare Office, phone 4780 5528

  • Gulguwa

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    Year started: March 2020

    Meeting day: Second Saturday of the month, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

    Meeting point: Dulhunty Street

    Gather at 1:15

    Bushcare officer: Jane Anderson

    Land manager: Co-managed by The Gully (GTO) and BMCC

    Alternative contact: Jane Anderson, phone 4780 5623, email jlanderson@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • Katoomba Creek Bushcare Group

    Involved in Bushland Management issues along Katoomba Creek and in Reserve north of Wattle Tree Road

    Year started: March 1996

    Meeting day: First Friday of the month, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

    Meeting point: First Ave

    We work along the creek, so get in touch if you’d like to know where we’ll be if you plan to visit.

    Bushcare officer: Steve Fleischmann

    Land manager: BMCC, Department of Lands, NPWS

    Local contact: Veronica Paul, phone 4782 6042

    Alternative contact: Steve Fleischmann, phone 4780 5623, email sfleischmann@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • Katoomba Falls Creek Valley

    Friends of Katoomba Falls Creek Valley Bushcare group cares for the upper part of the Katoomba Falls catchment using Bush Regeneration techniques.

    Year started: 1989

    Meeting day: Second Saturday of the month, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

    Meeting point: 10 Wells Street (lower)

    One of the first Bushcare groups in the Blue Mountains. They have actively worked in the catchment of The Gully since starting in 1989  and now focus mainly on the area between Wells Streer and the old race track in the northern end of the Katoomba Falls (Upper Kedumba) Creek Valley.

    Bushcare officer: Jane Anderson

    Land manager: BMCC

    Local contact: Mark Weir, phone 0457 573 958, email mark5916@gmail.com

    Alternative contact: Jane Anderson, phone 47805623, email jlanderson@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • Leura Falls Creek Catchment Group

    The Catchment Group is comprised of Bushcare volunteers and interested local residents. Blue Mountains City Council environment managers support the Catchment Group.

    Our aim is to improve the health of the natural bushland and monitor stream water quality in the Gordon Creek and Leura Falls Creek catchment areas, south Leura and Katoomba. To achieve improved ecological outcomes in the two catchments, we meet quarterly to formulate environmental repair and management strategies and liaise with relevant managers at Blue Mountains City Council, National Parks and Wildlife Service and other organisations.

    Our vision is to integrate the management of established land uses and natural areas to achieve stable and functioning stream catchments by
    • cleaning up,
    • conserving,
    • connecting the bushland expanses of the catchments,
    • communicating with the people who care about and manage the catchments and
    • protecting and restoring the riparian corridors of the catchments.

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    Year started: 2012

    When: 4 times per year

    Meeting point: BMCC Admin bldg, Katoomba

    All welcome! Please check with the organisers for meeting dates.

    Bushcare officer: Elissa McFarlane

    Land manager: A range of tenures

    Local contact: David, phone 0417 253 373

    Alternative contact: Elissa McFarlane, phone 4780 5623, email emcfarlane@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • Minnehaha Falls Bushcare Group

    Bush regeneration and management of Minnehaha Falls Reserve. We are working towards protecting the catchment around Yosemite Creek.

    Year started: 1991

    Meeting day: Fourth Sunday of the month, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

    Meeting point: End Minnehaha Road

    Bushcare officer: Steve Fleischmann

    Land manager: BMCC

    Local contact: Maeve Dunnett, phone 4782 3397

    Alternative contact: Bushcare, phone 4780 5623

  • Narrow Neck Bushcare Group

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    Meeting day: First Saturday of the month, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Meeting point: contact the Bushcare Officer

    Meeting place announced by email beforehand by Bushcare officer. If you’d like to pay a visit, please get in touch beforehand.

    Bushcare officer: Karen Hising

    Land manager: BMCC

    Local contact: Pip, phone 0478 632 845

    Alternative contact: Karen Hising, phone 4780 5623, email khising@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • North Katoomba Catchment Group

    Representatives of the Katoomba Creek, Upper Katoomba Creek,  Minnehaha Falls, (former) Tree Fern Gully, Marmion Swamp Bushcare Groups, RSPCA and Brahma Kumaris Landcare groups meet with Council and NPWS staff to report on and monitor progress raise issues involving other agencies and plan future works in the catchment of the Katoomba and Govetts Creeks.

    Year started: 2002

    When: 2 times per year

    After its formation following the 2002 fires, the first of our catchment groups to evolve is continuing its long term involvement in the catchment of the Katoomba and Govetts Creeks: North Katoomba and North Leura.

    Bushcare officer: Steve Fleischmann

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

  • Planetary Health Bushcare Group

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    Year started: July 2024

    Meeting day: First Saturday of the month, 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

    Meeting point: Contact Bushcare Officer

    Bushcare officer: Karen Hising

    Alternative contact: Karen Hising, phone 4780 5623, email khising@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • RSPCA Landcare Group

    Bush regeneration on RSPCA land

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    Meeting day: Third Friday of the month, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

    Meeting point: End of Mort Street, North Katoomba

    In 2023 meetings - February, May, August, November.

    Bushcare officer: James Bevan

    Land manager: RSPCA

    Alternative contact: James Bevan, phone 4780 5623, email jbevan@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • Upper Katoomba Creek Bushcare Group

    Meeting day: Fourth Friday of the month, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm

    Meeting point: Whitton St

    Bushcare officer: Steve Fleischmann

    Land manager: BMCC

    Local contact: Fiona Lumsden, email bushcare@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

    Alternative contact: Steve Fleischmann, phone 4780 5623, email sfleischmann@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • Upper Kedumba Creek Bushcare Group

    Bush regeneration in the Katoomba Falls Catchment.

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    Year started: 2009

    Meeting day: First Saturday of the month, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Meeting point: Pine St

    We work in the Kundibar – Pine Street area. Please get in touch if you would like to visit a session.

    Bushcare officer: Jane Anderson

    Land manager: BMCC

    Local contact: David Rae, mobile 0427 586 914

    Alternative contact: Jane Anderson, phone 4780 5623, email jlanderson@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • Vale Street Bushcare Group

    Restoration of remnant bushland around a creekline and creating natural areas where degraded or cleared.

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    Year started: 1998

    Meeting day: Fourth Saturday of the month, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Meeting point: Cnr Vale Street and York Street

    Meet at the intersection of Vale and York Streets.

    Bushcare officer: Karen Hising

    Land manager: BMCC

    Local contact: Karen Hising, phone 4780 5623, email khising@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

    Alternative contact: BMCC Bushcare Team, phone 4780 5528, email bushcare@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • Varuna Writers House Seasonal Weeding Group

    Year started: 2023

    When: 3 times per year

    Meeting point: contact the Bushcare Officer

    This new group will be meeting 3 times a year and tackling weeds using a seasonal approach – such as when things are in flower or seeding.

     

    Bushcare officer: Jane Anderson

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

  • Woody Weed Wander Bushcare Group

    This Group works in various locations across the Mountains, treating/removing stands of woody weeds.

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    Year started: 2019

    Meeting day: First Friday of the month, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Meeting point: Mid - Upper Mountains

    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, email khising@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

    Alternative contact: BMCC Bushcare Team, phone 4780 5528