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In Morag’s Memory – Shaws Paddock, Blue Mountains National Park, Blackheath

Friday 21 May, 2021 @ 9:00 am 1:30 pm

You’re invited to a planting ceremony in honour of Morag Ryder, Bushcare Legend and one of the most inspiring and dedicated Bushcare volunteers the Blue Mountains has ever had.

Join the Braeside Bushcare Group in a special Bushcare session to commemorate Morag’s commitment to the Braeside catchment, share memories of Morag over morning tea, and contribute to the post-fire weeding efforts. Morag worked incredibly hard on controlling the weeds in Shaws Paddock for many years prior to her death in 2019 – a patch which was burnt in the 2020 Grose Valley fire and where Broom and Gorse have subsequently germinated in very high density.

Registrations are essential for catering purposes – please contact Monica on monicanugent@bigpond.com by Monday 17th May to register your place.

Grose River – 3 day Remote Trip (GGWW – NPWS)

Saturday 1 May, 2021 Monday 3 May, 2021

The jewel in the crown. This multi-day activity is ideal for the fit and adventurous, who want to spend 3 days rock hopping and weeding along the river. Some experience in bushwalking and self-sufficient camping is required.

Book by Friday the 24th of April with Grant on 0499 699 150 or grant.purcell@environment.nsw.gov.au

0499 699 150

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

Sunday 25 April, 2021 @ 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, 2021 @ 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
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Mt Victoria at Headwaters of the Grose River- Remote (GGWW – NPWS)

Friday 9 April, 2021 @ 9:00 am 4:00 pm

Spend some time exploring the headwaters of the Grose River. We will be continuing from previous work to stop the weed invasion further downstream and into the swamp. Be prepared for the possibility of wet feet, some experience necessary. Morning tea and lunch will be provided, and numbers are limited.

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

0499 699 150

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

Sunday 28 March, 2021 @ 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

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Protect the Blue Gum Forest – overnight remote trip (GGWW – NPWS)

Saturday 13 March, 2021 @ 8:00 am Sunday 14 March, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

NSW’s cradle of conservation and home to the towering Blue Gum’s. We will be spending two days intensively weeding the forest. Participants must be fit and ready to work and hike in the same day.  Some experience in bushwalking and self-sufficient camping is required.

Numbers are limited.  Please book by Friday 5th of March with Grant on 0499 699 150 grant.purcell@environment.nsw.gov.au

0499 699 150

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Swamped By Threats Project reaches halfway mark

By Michael Hensen

The Swamped by Threats Project, a partnership between BMCC, CTLLS, NPWS and Forest NSW, has reached the halfway mark. The project aims to conserve the ecological integrity and habitat quality of priority swamps for the endangered and swamp dependant Blue Mountains Water Skink and the Giant Dragonfly of the Blue Mountains and Newnes Plateau. The innovative ten year project is funded through a $750,000 Save Our Species (SOS) Partnership Environmental Trust grant.

A key focus of the project in the Blue Mountains has been the restoration of the natural hydrology of swamp systems which have been disrupted by stormwater flows from urbanised catchments, resulting in erosion, channelisation, de-watering, sedimentation, and weed invasion. Works have included stormwater outlet stabilisation, gross pollutant traps, raingardens, stormwater infiltration and integration structures and soft engineering swamp rehydration structures, as well as weed control.  The sixteen priority swamp systems being targeted include Connaught, Yosemite, Marmion Road, North Street, the Gully, McCrae’s Paddock, Leura Falls, East Leura, Jamison Creek, Central Park, Wentworth Falls Lake, Franks Creek, Kittyhawke, Duperry/Clarendon Swamp, Red Gum Park, Lawson Pool and North Lawson Swamps.

IMAGE: Eric Mahony and Geoffrey Smith at Central Park swamp raingardens in high flow CREDIT: BMCC

A big thank you goes out to all the Bushcare and Swampcare volunteers whose ongoing on-ground efforts are making such a valuable contribution of in-kind hours in support of the grant funded work.

IMAGE: Banksia Street raingarden above Wentworth Falls Lake  CREDIT: BMCC

This project has been supported by the Hominy Bakery in Katoomba who provide the catering for these events “You know the food is good when everyone’s silent” said Katy O’Neill at the Valley View Swampcare Event.

More information is available via this link: https://youtu.be/DmGZbkgjrQM

GGWW Katoomba Creek- Remote (NPWS)

Friday 20 November @ 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 Wednesday the 11th of November with Grant on 0499 699 150 or grant.purcell@environment.nsw.gov.au

0499 699 150

North Katoomba,
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GGWW 1st Braeside Broom and Gorse Blitz (Blackheath)

Sunday 25 October @ 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
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