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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.

Details

Date:
Friday, 15 May
Time:
9:00 am – 1:00 pm
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Organiser

Monica Nugent
Email:
monicanugent@bigpond.com
Braeside Street
Blackheath, NSW 2785 Australia
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SUSPENED NPWS GGWW Remote – Mt Victoria at Headwaters of Grose River (Mt Victoria)

This NPWS event has been SUSPENDED due to coronavirus concerns.

Friday, 15 May, 2020 @ 9:00 am 4:00 pm

Spend some time exploring the headwaters of the Grose River.

We will be continuing on from previous work to stop the weed invasion further downstream and into the swamp. Be prepared for the possibility of wet feet. Morning tea and Lunch will be provided.

Book by Friday the 18th of October with Grant on 0499 699 150 or grant.purcell@environment.nsw.gov.au

0499 699 150

SUSPENDED NPWS GGWW Remote – Katoomba Creek, Katoomba (NPWS)

The NPWS GGWW event has been SUSPENDED due to concerns about the corornavirus.

Saturday, 9 May, 2020 @ 8:30 am 5:00 pm

Continue the great work done by volunteers over 16 years in a remote section of Katoomba Creek. Bush regeneration and bushwalking experience are essential. It will involve off-track walking and wading along the creek. Morning tea and lunch supplied.

This is a joint NPWS and Blue Mountains City Council activity, and numbers are limited.

Book by Thursday the 30th of April with Grant on 0499 699 150 or grant.purcell@environment.nsw.gov.au

0499 699 150

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

SUSPENDED GGWW Remote – Blue Mountains Creek Remote, Katoomba NPWS

This GGWW NPWS event is SUSPENDED due to about coronavirus concerns

Wednesday, 15 April, 2020 @ 8:30 am 5:00 pm

A site we only visit every couple of years, its rugged but beautiful. Bush regeneration and bushwalking experience is essential. Off-track walking and wading along the creek.

Morning tea and lunch supplied. This is a joint NPWS and Blue Mountains City Council activity, and numbers are limited.

Book by Wednesday the 8th of April with Grant on 0499 699 150 or grant.purcell@environment.nsw.gov.au

0499 699 150

Katoomba, NSW 2780 Australia

CANCELLED Joint Woody Weed Wander / Braeside Gathering (Blackheath)

This event has been CANCELLED due to coronavirus concerns.

Friday, 3 April, 2020 @ 9:00 am 12:00 pm

The Woody Weed Wander Bushcare Group has been offered a new site near Prince George and Prince Edward Streets, Blackheath. The NPWS Braeside Bushcare Group works nearby and will be joining the Woody Weed Wander Bushcare Group for a one-off Event at this site.

If you would like to join both Groups at this site, you would be welcome. There are a range of woody weeds to tackle. Morning tea provided.

For more information and to book, please contact Karen Hising on khising@bmcc.nsw.gov.au or 4780 5623

Details

Date:
Friday, 3 April
Time:
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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Organiser

Karen Hising
Phone:
4780 5623
Email:
khising@bmcc.nsw.gov.au
Prince george St
Blackheath, NSW Australia
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Leura Falls and Gordon Creeks Catchment Care Day 2019

Article by Monica Nugent and Jenny Hill

Catchment Day events provide great opportunities for all Bushcare groups regularly working in the Catchment to come together to support each other, socialise, learn about each other’s work and find out about any future work planned for the area.  Often it’s also a way to supplement existing weed control or environmental restoration work.

Leura Falls Creek and Gordon Creek Catchment Care day at Carrington Park went ahead Sunday 6 October on a warm and sunny day producing another highly successful event with great outcomes for the catchment. This year, 13 volunteers participated, contributing a total of 60 hours. Supported by Monica Nugent (BMCC & NPWS), Karen Hising (BMCC) and Neil Coghill (NPWS) the volunteers’ efforts removed Broom, Tagasaste, Dogwood, Tutsan, Holly, Bird Cherry, Cotoneaster, lots of aggies and more!

It was great to see representation from all eight Bushcare groups working in the catchment including volunteers from Vale Street; Leura Cascades; Cumberland Walkway; Banksia Park; Govett St; Gordon Falls Reserve; and Prince Henry Cliff Walk Bushcare Groups and the Everglades Landcare and Vihara Landcare Groups.

The bushland in Carrington Park, on Cliff Drive in Katoomba was chosen as it met many great outcomes:  a potential source of weeds that can be spread by birds and/or stormwater into the national park below, the location was highly visible from surrounding houses and tourist roads so a perfect opportunity to promote Bushcare, inform locals about invasive plants and attract new volunteers. Finally, weed control for this area was identified as an action in the Leura and Gordon Falls Creek Catchment Group’s Strategy and Action Plan.

Weeding above the national park  at Carrington Park Photo credit: BMCC
BMCC Bushcare and NPWS volunteers enjoying morning tea and catch up with other bushcare groups in the catchment. Photo: BMCC

Exposing some historical amenities building below Solitary Restaurant-Cafe Kiosk

On a separate occasion, a very timely road closure of Cliff Drive for drainage works allowed Council to employ bush regeneration contractors to tackle the extremely dense woody weeds and vines below the Solitary Restaurant-Cafe to unveil the historic amenities building in the process!

The before and after photos are very revealing!!!

Before photo – dense woody weeds and vines on Cliff Drive Photo Credit: Trish Kidd
After photo – historical amenities block “unveiled” Photo credit: Trish Kidd

A big thank you to all involved to create a happy outcome!

Water Nymphs Dell Great Grose Weed Walk event

If you’re reasonably fit and would like a solid day helping to remove weeds this is the activity for you. Weeds have spread downslope from the de-comissioned sewerage treatment plant. you can expect loads of nasty Privet and Crofton Weed and breathe new life into this environment. Morning tea and lunch provided. Book with Vanessa by Monday 14th November.

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Hensen Glen, Leura

A full day walking off track along Govetts Creek ensuring this creekline remains free of weeds to protect the rare and endangered Epacris hamiltoni. Be prepared for wet feet. Morning tea and Lunch provided. Book with Vanessa on (02) 47873112 or vanessa.richardson @environment.nsw.gov.au by Wednesday 28th September.

Grose Valley Remote 

A multi day activity rock hopping and wading through the Upper Grose River searching for and destroying weeds before they spread further into the wilderness.  This activity is only for the fit and experienced.  Numbers are limited.  Book with Vanessa on (02) 47873112 or vanessa.richardson @environment.nsw.gov.au  by Monday 24th October.