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SUSPENDED Ruth’s Revenge

Unfortunately this event has been SUSPENDED due to coronavirus concerns.

Wednesday 1 April, 2020 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

Come along and join Ruth’s friends to commemorate her birthday at Minnehaha Falls Reserve by attacking her nemesis — Montbretia! This annual event brings us closer towards fulfilling her goal of eradicating this weed from Yosemite Creek. 

This annual event is held in the memory of Ruth Ley who dedicated so much time and energy into the Yosemite and Katoomba Creek catchments, and was a founding member of the Minnehaha Bushcare Group and active for 25 years.

Morning tea will be provided, though you are welcome to bring along treats if you would like to contribute to morning tea.

Please RSVP click link below or contact Steve Fleischmann at sfleischmann@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or 4780 5623 by Monday 23 March


Wednesday 1 April, 2020
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Steve Fleischmann
4780 5623
end of Minnihaha Rd Seventh Ave
Katoomba, NSW 2780 Australia

Who's coming?

One person is attending SUSPENDED Ruth’s Revenge

SUSPENDED In Morag’s Memory (Blackheath)

Unfortunately this event has been SUSPENDED due to coronavirus concerns. For further information contact Monica see details below.

Friday 15 May, 2020 @ 9:00 am 1:00 pm

In Morag’s Memory – Shaws Paddock, Braeside Blue Mountains National Park (accessed from Cross St Blackheath).

A work session planting and weeding in memory of Morag Ryder, who spent many thousands of hours caring for the Braeside bushland. Share some delicious food and fond memories of Morag with the many people who have worked alongside her.

To RSVP or for more information, please contact Monica Nugent on monicanugent@bigpond.com before 7 May.


Friday 15 May, 2020
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Monica Nugent
Braeside Street
Blackheath, NSW 2785 Australia
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Who's coming?

One person is attending SUSPENDED Ruth’s Revenge

Project Plant It – Youtube

Project Plant It – Youtube

A short video showcases a Council project helping young people and children reconnect with nature.

The video, Project Plant It, shows students from Winmalee Public School spending National Tree Day at Springwood’s Deanei Forest Reserve, together with local Bushcare volunteers, members of the Blue Mountains Youth Council, and Council’s Bushcare, Community Development and Environmental Education & Engagement representatives.

The Year 2 students learned about the vital role trees play in our lives, health and future. They also learned how to plant and care for native plants, with 233 planted on the day.

Mayor Mark Greenhill said the short film is another great example of the magic that happens when people of all ages connect through a shared passion for our local environment.

“I want to thank all the members of our Youth Council, as well as the staff and students of Winmalee Public School and the Council staff involved in this project and video,” Cr Greenhill said.

“The benefits of such simple projects are far reaching, as the video shows – giving young people a voice in their future and appreciation for the past, connecting older and younger children with each other and with their environment, and bringing new energy to existing Bushcare work.”

 Teacher Jessica Smith said she enjoyed seeing the smiles on her students’ faces as they engaged in learning in the outdoors. “We at Winmalee Public School really appreciate being part of your project,” she said.

The idea for Project Plant It came from the Blue Mountains Youth Council, who wanted to make a positive contribution to our local environment. Youth Council is comprised of selected high school aged young people who meet monthly to develop projects that bring positive change in their communities. Project Plant It will continue in 2020. Local primary schools are encouraged to contact Council on 4780 5680 to register their interest.

Swampcare at North Hazelbrook

Do you have a swamp in your backyard or interested in swamp restoration?

Then come join us for this very special event in Hazelbrook, where you will learn the basic principles about swamp restoration whilst giving this swamp a helping hand.

The swamp is located off Rocklea Street, which is the very north end of the urban area and is still in its early stages of being restored, so there is plenty of primary work to be done on a variety of weeds – Erica, buddleia, privet, crofton weed.

A FREE delicious lunch and morning tea has been kindly donated by Hominy Bakery.

Bookings are essential so please RSVP via the link on this page or contact Stephanie at schew@bmcc.nsw.gov.au. by Thursday 20 September.


Where: Rocklea Street, North Hazelbrook
When: Friday, 28 September @ 9:00 am3:00 pm

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Hazelbrook Weed, Walk and Talk – Gloria Park

Come join your local Bushcare Officer for a FREE, fun event for all ages in Gloria Park, Hazelbrook.

Where  you will go on a discovery walk and talk, learn about local plants and animals and give the site a helping hand by doing some weeding at the same time. This is the third ‘Weed, Walk and Talk’ session to be held in Hazelbrook. Bookings are essential so please RSVP via the link on this page or contact Stephanie at schew@bmcc.nsw.gov.au.


Where: Gloria Park, Lester Avenue, Hazelbrook
When: Sunday, September 23, 2pm-5pm