Monday 29 March, 2021
Did you know that all Bushcare and Landcare sites have their own site attached to the main Bushcare website. It seems to be where new volunteers find out about the groups and is your first impression online.
We have a wonderful volunteer, Ondine, who has offered to run two zoom sessions on the basics of setting up your site and troubleshooting when you get stuck.
- Zoom – online
- When: Monday 29th March
- Session 1: 12noon- 1pm
- Session 2: 6pm – 7pm
We will show you how to use the wordpress phone app, set up your page, add a heading, add photos, and any other tips that we have found useful.
Any member from a group can be the main author and maintain the site with info about the site from then on. All we need is your email and group and we can set you up from there.
To register for this on-line Zoom training click the RSVP link below by 22 March
RSVPs are no longer available
If you are a current or prospective Blue Mountains Community Conservation Volunteer -Bushcare, Landcare, Bush Backyards members – you are invited to the 3rd and last of our essential training modules for the year: Weed Control Techniques and Working Safely.
This is a free half day interactive Bushcare Boosters training workshop presented by the very experienced, qualified Bushcare Boosters Trainer, Geoff Bakewell and hosted by BMCC Bushcare.
You will learn why we use different methods on different weeds, how to be most efficient, what the safety issues at Bushcare are and how help look after your fellow Bushcarers.
The workshop will cover:
• weed characteristics
• basic weed control techniques
• safe work practices and methodology
The content is of an introductory level and is most suitable for volunteers who have some practical experience in the field and who wish to participate in a short refresher course to develop a better understanding of environmental restoration techniques and safe work practices.
This training will better equip volunteer Bushcare Group Co-ordinators who do not already have formal qualifications in environmental restoration.
Morning tea is provided. Please RSVP and advise of any special dietary requirements to Monica by Friday 12 May.
What should you bring: notebook and camera, raincoat. Wear work clothes – long sleeves and pants, and dress for the weather. We will proceed regardless of weather as this workshop is largely classroom based.
In keeping with our policy of access and equity, BMCC Bushcare is committed to making the benefits of Bushcare accessible to everybody in our community, including those living with a disability. The Bushcare Team is pleased to provide this training opportunity. It will assist Council’s Bushcare staff, Bushcare Group Co-ordinators and other interested volunteers to integrate people with varying levels of ability into Bushcare whilst ensuring a safe and satisfying Bushcare experience for all members of the group.
About the trainer: Maeve Dunnett is passionate about the rights of people with disabilities to access all the same services that non-disabled people are able to access. And what’s more – she is a Bushcare volunteer and a member of the Blue Mountains Bushcare Network! Maeve is a qualified trainer who has 20 years’ experience working in the disability and community sector.
Morning tea and lunch provided
RSVP essential to Monica Nugent by Friday 24th October