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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.

Bushcare Network Meeting

The Blue Mountains Bushcare Network is a core group of dedicated Bushcare Group co-ordinators and volunteers. We meet quarterly to keep up to date with whats happening in the world of Bushcare, raise issues of concern, support each other and plan education and information sharing events.

We also collaborate with Council regarding plans for the Bushcare program as well as look for resolutions to environmental issues affecting Blue Mountains bushland reserves.

This meeting will be largely occupied with planning our next Bushcare Bioblitz Conference, scheduled for Saturday July 29. If you’re interested in being part of the Conference organising committee please contact the convenor of the Network, Paul Vale paulvale@ozemail.com.au


Bushcare Network meeting

The Blue Mountains Bushcare Network meets to discuss ideas about the Council Bushcare program and issues affecting bushcare groups across the mountains. It is also in the midst of planning the next conference – this year its going to be partially field based – a Bio blitz in  the morning and presentations in the afternoon. The Bioblitz will be held on  Saturday July 29 in Springwood, and we’d love to welcome more Bushcarers to help organise it.

All Bushcare volunteers, especially group co-ordinators – are encouraged to attend. this is how you can be involved in planning bushcare events, learning new methods, sharing ideas and knowledge.

The meeting includes a light supper, is always informal and friendly, all are welcome. Please RSVP to Monica on mnugent@bmcc.nsw.gov.au before 24 January and let me know if you have any special dietary requirements.

Join the Network

The Bushcare Network is a coalition of individuals and representatives from Bushcare groups and other authorities interested in maintaining and restoring the integrity of bushland in the Blue Mountains.Network

The Network began prior to the commencement of Council’s Bushcare program in 1992. It was set up to represent all Bushcare groups in the Blue Mountains, not just those supported by BMCC. Network meetings provide a forum for Bushcare groups to exchange ideas and information, comment on issues or initiate strategies. Last year the Network organised the very successful and well attended inaugural Blue Mountains Bushcare Network Conference.

Network meetings are held every two months. Meeting times are advertised through Bushcare’s Gecko newsletter and Bushcare emails. All Bushcare volunteers and other interested people are welcome to attend the meetings. Please email the Bushcare Network co-ordinator, Paul Vale.

Blue Mountains Bushcare Conference 2013 Sharing Bushcare Energy

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Exciting news! You are invited to the inaugural Blue Mountains Bushcare Conference and Workshop. Come along and hear such expert speakers as Margaret Baker, who will talk on plants and geology in the mountains. Council staff will also present information on Council’s weed and bushland management strategies and Blue Mountains projects including grant funded projects. Continue reading