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Swampcare at Valleyview Swamp

Come for the day or just the morning.

Help us get this swamp back into shape. This stream is part of the headwaters to the Braeside Swamp which is very important to the health of Govetts Leap Falls.

There is a wide range of weeds to choose from including Holly, Honeysuckle, Privet and Jasmine. Enjoy a delicious morning tea and lunch donated by Hominy Bakery.

Please book by the 25 February via email: bushcare@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or phone: 4780 5623 to confirm the address and meeting spot.

Farewell to Bushcare legend Bill Webster

Bill Popes Glen legend Bill Webster (left Stephanie Chew Bushcare Officer, second from left Sandy Benson Bushcare Team Leader,  second from right Bill Webster Popes Glen Volunteer, right Alan Lane Popes Glen Volunteer Coordinator)

Popes Glen Bushcare group had a special morning tea to say “Farewell, thank you and good luck” to Bill  Webster, longtime bushcare volunteer with 24 years of service to the Popes Glen Bushcare site. Bill’s commitment to making a difference has helped transform the site from a weed infested swamp to the rehabilitated site it is today. Of course, there will always be weeds but with perseverance it is clear to see from the success in Popes Glen that it is all worth it.

We also remembered Jan, Bill’s wife and a long-time and hard-working supporter until 2011, as famous for her morning teas as for her willingness to get in amongst the willows and mud. Both Bill and Jan’s commitment to Bushcare and in particular to Popes Glen will leave an everlasting impact.

Bill will be dearly missed every month but we wish him all the best for the next chapter in his life.