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Gecko Newsletter Spring Issue

Welcome to the 2021 Spring issue of the Gecko Newsletter.

In this issue read about:

  • Bushcare and COVID-19 update
  • The ‘Rights of Nature’ – an Australian first
  • Creating Habitat around The Gully Lake
  • Blue Mountains Aboriginal Advisory Council’s ‘Statement of Recognition and Commitment’ endorsed by Blue Mountains City Council
  • ABC Post-fire ongoing healing of country video for NAIDOC Week.
  • The Butterfly Effect
  • Farewell Malcolm
  • Project Plant It – 80 trees planted for koalas at deanei forest
  • Popes Glen Big Day Out – post-fire Gorse treatment
  • Repairing the Australian bush in the 1890s
  • Book review: “Twenty-Five Years of Bushcare’ Sublime Point Bushcare
  • Spring has Sprung – Photo competition
  • Vale Jeanell Buckley
  • Vale Fred Lyford
  • Bushcare Gecko is now online
  • Events Webinars: Eucalypts of the Blue Mountains, Launch of “Twenty-Five Years of Bushcare’ Sublime Point Bushcare

Post-fire Restoration Cleopatra Swamp Blackheath

Friday 28 May @ 9:30 am 12:30 pm

Get involved in this exciting new project to help post-fire recovery in Blackheath!

Since the 2019-20 fires, the native vegetation in Blackheath is recovering at an exciting rate. Unfortunately, so are the weeds! The fires stimulated a mass germination of Gorse and Broom in this beautiful Blue Mountains Swamp, upstream of the Braeside walking track. Here is your chance to contribute to the massive long-term efforts of local Bushcare volunteers and help tackle these high priority weeds before they flower and release seed.

Please RSVP to Monica before 22 May by emailing mnugent@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or 4780 5623

Cleopatra Street (interesction near Cross St)
Blackheath, NSW Australia

2nd Braeside Broom and Gorse Blitz (Blackheath) GGWW- NPWS

Sunday 25 April @ 9:00 am 3:00 pm

Come along and support the Braeside Bushcare Group. We will spend the day hunting Gorse and Broom seedlings, who have sprouted in huge numbers, post fire. This is our chance to fight them off once and for all! Minimal bushwalking involved. All are welcome. Morning tea and lunch provided.

Book by Friday 17th of April with Grant on 0499 699 150 or grant.purcell@environment.nsw.gov.au

Popes Glen Swampcare, Remote Bushcare and Great Grose Weed Walk

Saturday 10 April @ 9:00 am 4:00 pm

Please note that this is a special event and that Popes Glen is still closed to residents and members of the public as further work is being carried out (including helicopter, machinery and track work in the post burn area).

Approximately one year after fire, native regeneration is well underway. And a significant effort is required to prevent reproduction or at the very least reduce propagule pressure of Gorse and Broom in 2021.

A combined NPWS/BMCC event. Lunch and morning tea donated by the Hominy Bakery. NPWS will be providing afternoon refreshments.

Bookings Essential. Please click the RSVP link below by Friday 2nd April.

4780 5623

Blackheath, NSW 2785 Australia

D- DAY at Popes Glen – Blackheath (GGWW – NPWS / BMCC)

Saturday 10 April @ 9:00 am 4:00 pm

For the first time ever all the catchments volunteer groups will combine efforts to invade this historic harbour for Gorse and Broom seedlings. This is a great event for first timers. Morning tea and lunch supplied. Followed by a group afternoon tea!  This is a joint NPWS, SwampCare and Blue Mountains City Council activity.

Book by Friday the 3rd  of April with Grant on 0499 699 150 or grant.purcell@environment.nsw.gov.au

Please note: Booking for this combined NPWS & BMCC event can be through Grant (NPWS) or via Bushcare Event website.

0499 699 150

1st Braeside Broom and Gorse Blitz (Blackheath) GGWW- NPWS

Sunday 28 March @ 9:00 am 3:00 pm

Come along and support the Braeside Bushcare Group. We will spend the day hunting Gorse and Broom seedlings, who have sprouted in huge numbers, post fire. This is our chance to fight them off once and for all! Minimal bushwalking involved. All are welcome. Morning tea and lunch provided.

Book by Friday 21st of March with Grant on 0499 699 150 or grant.purcell@environment.nsw.gov.au

0499 699 150

GGWW 1st Braeside Broom and Gorse Blitz (Blackheath)

Sunday 25 October, 2020 @ 9:00 am 9:00 pm

Come along and support the Braeside Bushcare Group. We will spend the day hunting Gorse and Broom seedlings, who have sprouted in huge numbers, post fire. This is our chance to fight them off once and for all! Minimal bushwalking involved. All are welcome. Morning tea and lunch provided.

Book by Friday 16th of October with Grant on 0499 699 150 or grant.purcell@environment.nsw.gov.au

0499 699 150

Braeside Street
Blackheath, NSW 2785 Australia

Popes Glen – Remote (Blackheath) GGWW / NPWS

Saturday 3 October, 2020 @ 9:00 am 4:00 pm

A site we only visit every couple of years, this recently burned creek line is a historic harbour for Gorse and Broom seedlings. This event will have off-track walking and wading along the creek. Bushwalking experience necessary. Morning tea and lunch supplied. This is a joint NPWS and Blue Mountains City Council activity, and numbers are limited.

Book by Wednesday the 23th of September with Grant on 0499 699 150 or grant.purcell@environment.nsw.gov.au

0499 699 150

Blackheath, 2785 Australia

SUSPENDED NPWS GGWW – Braeside Blitz (Blackheath)

This NPWS GGWW event is SUSPENDED due to concerns about the coronavirus

Sunday 26 April, 2020 @ 9:00 am 3:00 pm

Come along and support the NPWS Braeside Group. We will spend the day hunting Gorse which has nearly been eradicated thanks to events such as this. Moderate bushwalking involved. All area welcome. Morning tea and lunch provided. Book by Tuesday 21st of April with Grant on 0499 699 150 or grant.purcell@environment.nsw.gov.au

0499 699 150

Blackheath, 2785 Australia + Google Map