Location: Leura

  • Brahma Kumaris Landcare Group

    the Landcare Group works primarily in the riparian zone of Govetts Creek and adjacent to a stunning example of a Blue Mountains Swamp. The aim is to control invasive plants spreading from the property and from upper parts of the catchment into the Blue Mountains National Park just downstream and to protect the Blue Mountains Swamp. volunteers are invited to stay for a delicious free lunch in the dining room following the work session.

    Year started: April 2002

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

    Vegetarian lunch at 1pm.

    Bushcare officer: Monica Nugent

    Land manager: Brahma Kumaris Centre for Spiritual Education

    Local contact: Jessica Yuille, phone 47842500

    Alternative contact: Monica Nugent, phone 4780 5528

  • Everglades Landcare Group

    Bush regeneration on the perimeter of Everglades Gardens

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    Year started: February 2007

    Meeting day: Second Wednesday of the month, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Second meeting day: Third Wednesday of the month, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Bushcare officer: Karen Hising

    Land manager: National Trust, BMCC

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

    Alternative contact: BMCC Bushcare Team, phone 4780 5528

  • Gordon Falls Reserve Bushcare Group

    Bush regeneration in Gordon Falls Reserve, Leura. protecting the nearby Blue Mountains Swamp by controlling invasive plants such as Broom, Bird cherry, Agapanthus, Blackberry Privet and Japanese honeysuckle and planting a buffer between the playing field and the natural bushland.

    Year started: 1992

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

    Bushcare officer: Monica Nugent

    Land manager: BMCC

    Local contact: Maree Giddins, mobile 47842034, mgiddins@bigpond.com

    Alternative contact: Monica Nugent, phone 4780 5528

  • Govett Street Bushcare Group

    This friendly neighborhood group work in a small section of open forest bushland and adjoining backyards to the lovely Leura Cascades.

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    Year started: February 2005

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

    Bushcare officer: Tracy Abbas

    Land manager: BMCC

    Local contact: Yvonne Hazell, phone (weekend) 4782 9657, Rod and Yvonne Hazell (midweek) 9914 1222

    Alternative contact: Bushcare Team, phone 4780 5623

  • Leura Cascades Bushcare

    Bush regeneration throughout Leura Park, Leura and upstream of Leura Cascades, aiming to prevent spread and control weeds escaping from the surrounding residential areas into the reserve and downstream.

    Year started: April 1998

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

    Bushcare officer: Monica Nugent

    Land manager: BMCC

    Local contact: Roger Walker, phone 4784 1901, robrogwalker@gmail.com

    Alternative contact: Bushcare team, phone 4780 5528

  • Leura Falls and Gordon 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

    All welcome! The Catchment Group meets quarterly at Blue Mountains City Council Administration building, Civic Place, Katoomba. Please check with the organisers for meeting locations and dates.

    Bushcare officer: Monica Nugent phone 47805623, email mnugent@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

    Land manager: A range of tenures

    Local contact: David, phone 0417 253 373

    Alternative contact: Monica Nugent, phone 4780 5623, email mnugent@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

  • Marmion Swamp Bushcare Group

    Meeting place near 38-42 Marmion Road, Leura

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    Year started: September 2008

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

    Bushcare officer: Karen Hising

    Land manager: BMCC

    Local contact: Malcolm, mobile 0409 321 233

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

  • Sublime Point Bushcare Group

    Restoration of Sublime Point Reserve

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    Year started: 1996

    Meeting day: Second Monday of the month, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    Bushcare officer: James Bevan

    Land manager: BMCC

    Local contact: David Coleby, phone 4784 1395

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