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Hazelbrook Weed, Walk and Talk – Gloria Park

Sunday 22 November, 2020 @ 1:30 pm 4:30 pm

Free

Come and learn about the bushland in Hazelbrook. This series of walking and weeding involving some easy weeding followed by an interesting walk in the local area.

Bookings Essential. Book by Thursday 24 September.

Clicking the RSVP below (preferrable) or contact Nathan on nsummers@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or on 4780 5623

These events will follow Bushcare COVID-19 protocols so bring your own afternoon tea, numbers will be limited and maintain safe social distancing.

4780 5623

Hazelbrook, NSW 2779 Australia
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Sunset Rock (Remote – Mount Victoria)

Sunday 25 October, 2020 @ 8:30 am 5:00 pm

This is a new remote Bushcare site and will extend work being done by the Mount Victoria Bushcare group to stop invasive weeds from moving into the Kanimbla Valley.

A medium level of fitness and some bushwalking experience is needed as there is scrambling in the access.

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we cannot provide or share morning tea and lunch on these trips (please bring your own). Numbers will be strictly limited and bookings are essential.

Book by Tuesday 20 October with Steve on 4780 5623 or sfleischmann@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

4780 5623

Mount Victoria, NSW Australia
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Kodala Lane Bushcare at Glenbrook Lagoon

Sunday 6 September, 2020 @ 1:30 pm 4:30 pm

You are invited to join the Kodala Lane Bushcare Group at Glenbrook Lagoon for their quarterly Bushcare session.

Come join us restore the bushland at Kodala Lane. Our local community are working with council to transform this area into healthy bushland and a pleasant local reserve for all to enjoy. If you’d like to learn more about the local bushland, restore the local area and meet your neighbours come join us!

Bookings Essential. Book by Wednesday 2 September.

Click the RSVP below (preferrable) or contact Nathan on nsummers@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or on 4780 5623

These events will follow Bushcare COVID-19 protocols so bring your own afternoon tea, numbers will be limited and maintain safe social distancing.

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Date:
Sunday 6 September
Time:
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organiser

Nathan Summers
Phone:
4780 5623
Email:
nsummers@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
Carmel Street
Glenbrook, NSW 2773 Australia
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Hazelbrook Weed, Walk and Talk – Horseshoe Falls

Sunday 26 July, 2020 @ 1:30 pm 4:30 pm

Come and join us! 2 hours of easy weeding with our Bushcare Officer followed by an interpretative walk to places of interest nearby. You may be working around the creek so gum boots are handy. No experience necessary and tools are supplied.

Bookings Essential. Book by Thursday 23 July.

Clicking RSVP below (preferrable) or contact Nathan on nsummers@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or on 4780 5623

These events will follow Bushcare COVID-19 protocols so bring your own afternoon tea, numbers will be limited and maintain safe social distancing.

Free

4780 5623

Alexander Ave
Hazelbrook, NSW
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CANCELLED Rocklea Swampcare (Hazelbrook)

This event has been CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns.

Thursday 30 April, 2020 @ 9:00 am 3:00 pm

This swamp 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 and Crofton Weed. Lunch and morning tea donated by Hominy Bakery.

Book by Thursday 23rd of April with Erin on 4780 5623 or ehall@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

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Date:
Thursday 30 April
Time:
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Organiser

Erin Hall
Phone:
4780 5623
Email:
ehall@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
Rocklea Street
Hazelbrook, NSW 2779 Australia
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Garguree and ABC Gardening Australia

A lovely day greeted us on the 27th February, we were all up early to meet the team from ABC Gardening Australia. Yes, Costa was here to talk with Aunty Sharyn, David and the Garguree Swampcare community about The Gully and Garguree Swampcare.

There were Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos which circled beautifully as they talked. The Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoo is seen as a Spirit bird by some of the community which calls out for people and Country. It feels great to know the Gully story of healing and restoration will be shared with more and more people.

About 40 Garguree Swampcare volunteers turned up and we had a proper Bushcare session with multiple takes and the Gully Traditional Owners are thankful for the communities ongoing support to help restore the natural bushland of the Gully. There is a stronger sense of community growing day by day at this beautiful site. We planted about 200 wonderful swamp plants supplied to us by Blue Mountains Wildplant Rescue Nursery, who also came along to help plant them (the plants are all doing fantastically).

ABC Gardening Australia filming the Garguree Swampcare volunteers helping to restore the natural bushland of The Gully. Photos: Council

After much talking, working, and filming Aunty Sharyn and David Welcomed us to Country and then we all shared a gorgeous morning tea with Costa and the lovely ABC Gardening Australia crew.

Aunty Sharyn and David King provided a Welcome to Country

Jacqui from EarthSeedFire made the most fantastic bush tucker spread, Hominy Bakery supplied lovey cakes and pizzas, there was a campfire with Swampy Chai and many Garguree swampcarers brought treats to share. I think I heard Costa say it was the best spread they’ve had.

Costa enjoying a wonderful bush tucker spread – thanks to Jacqui, Hominy Bakery and other bushcare volunteers

It was such an honour to be part of the day and part of The Gully story, watch out for the story in the next few months on Channel 2 ABC Gardening Australia Friday 7.30pm.

The Gully Traditional Owner – David King with Cost Georgiadis from ABC Gardening Australia
A wonderful day had by all – The Gully Traditional Owners David King and Aunty Sharyn immensley enjoyed the filming with ABC Gardening Australia – Costa and with the support from Council’s Bushcare Jane Anderson (Garguree Bushcare Officer) and Sandy Benson (Bushcare Team Leader).

Download the Fact Sheet derived from the questions asked by Gardening Australia pre-filming. In this fact sheet you will learn fascinating information about The Gully including how this significant site is co-managed with the Traditional Owners and Council, dominant plant communities, threatened plant / fauna species and communities, what weed species are being managed, how does the site change with the seasons (possibly undertaking cultural seasonal burning), and what are some of the biggest challenges.

CANCELLED Remote – Katoomba Creek

This event has been CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns.

Friday 17 April, 2020 @ 9:30 am 4:00 pm

Continue the great work done by volunteers over 17 years in a remote section of Katoomba Creek. Bush regeneration and bushwalking experience is essential. Off-track walking and wading along the creek. Morning tea and lunch supplied. This is a BMCC activity, and numbers are limited.

Book by Monday 13th February with Steve on sfleischmann@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or 4780 5623

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Date:
Friday 17 April
Time:
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
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Organiser

Steve Fleischmann
Phone:
4780 5623
Email:
sfleischmann@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
North Katoomba, NSW 2780 Australia
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CANCELLED Swampcare – Kittyhawk (Wentworth Falls)

This event has been CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns.

Sunday 22 March, 2020 @ 9:00 am 3:00 pm

Come and join the long term efforts of volunteers to free this large swamp system of a huge variety of weeds and restore the habitat of the Giant Dragon Fly and the Blue Mountains Water Skink. A joint NPWS / BMCC activity. Lunch and morning tea donated by the Hominy Bakery.

Book by Friday 14th of  March with Erin on ehall@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or 4780 5623

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Date:
Sunday 22 March
Time:
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Organiser

Erin Hall
Phone:
4780 5623
Email:
ehall@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
Kittyhawk
Wentworth Falls,
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Kodala Lane Bushcare at Glenbrook Lagoon

Sunday 1 March, 2020 @ 1:30 pm 4:30 pm

You are invited to join the Kodala Lane Bushcare Group at Glenbrook Lagoon for their quarterly Bushcare session.
Come join us restore the bushland at Kodala Lane. Our local community are working with council to transform this area into healthy bushland and a pleasant local reserve for all to enjoy. If you’d like to learn more about the local bushland, restore the local area and meet your neighbours come join us! For more information contact Nathan Summers at nsummers@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or 4780 5623. 

 

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Date:
Sunday 1 March
Time:
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organiser

Nathan Summers
Phone:
4780 5623
Email:
nsummers@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
Carmel Street
Glenbrook, NSW 2773 Australia
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Fauna Talks and Bushcare Network Meeting

Wednesday 26 February, 2020 @ 6:00 pm 8:30 pm

Council will be hosting some Fauna talks prior to the quarterly Bushcare Network Meeting.

Talk 1: Anne Carey from Applied Ecology will be presenting…. the Blue Mountains Fauna Inventory (e-Launch) which lists all the species and where they are likely to be found based on past records which can be downloaded from the Council’s website.
Talk 2: Frog Conservation Science Citizen project – Are you interested in becoming involved in monitoring threatened frog species, do you know locations with good frog populations or interested in the threat and decline of our frogs in the Blue Mountains then come along to listen to Alex Callen from the University of Newcastle.

4780 5528

New Street
Lawson , NSW 2782 Australia
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