Bushcare

 

 


 

What is Bushcare?
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Bushcare is Council's program of restoration of bushland reserves by volunteers. Volunteers are involved in looking after the native bush, plant identification, fauna monitoring, weed control and seed collection for propagation at the Community Nursery.

 


                                                                                 

What other bushcare related activities can I become involved in?

Volunteers can also become involved in other activities such as:

Bushland Conservation Committee

The Bushland Conservation Committee is a group of volunteers that come together once a month to look at what is happening in bushland reserve around the council area; they put written reports forward to council with recommendations on bushland areas, and support other community groups working for the environment. For further information on how to become involved please call councils Senior Bushland Coordinator on +61 2 9843 0313.

 

Community Nursery

Bidjiwong Community Nursery is managed by The Hills Shire Council. It is a place where volunteers can learn about native flora of The Hills Shire. Participate in propagation and attend environmental workshops.

Bidjiwong Community Nursery produces native plants for Councils revegetation projects, the Shire's Parks and Reserves, Citizenship and residential give aways.

The Community nursery is open to the public every Saturday between 9am and 1pm.

 

Permiculture garden

Within the community nursery compound we have a community garden. The purpose of this garden is to grow a variety of herbs and vegetables and allowing them to go to seed. The seed is then distributed throughout the seed savers network and the permiculture groups throughout Sydney. We also run different workshops on the fourth Saturday of each month. Some of these include worm farming, soils, seed cleaning and storage, and composting. Anyone is welcome to come along and join in the fun.

 

Workshops

Council runs a variety of Environmental Workshops for those interested in bushcare and the environment.

 

Environmental Activities

Council's environmental team also runs different events in which volunteers can get involved in. These include Stream watch, wildlife monitoring and the Environment Centre at Annangrove Park, Annangrove Road, Annangrove.

 


Who can become involved in Bushcare?

Bushcare is open to all age groups. Children under the age of 15 need to be supervised by a guardian. To become involved choose a group that you would like to attend, download the application form below and send it into the bushcare office: P.O. Box 75 CASTLE HILL NSW 1765 or just turn up to the site of your choice with the form. All group sites have a site supervisor to report to, where they will carry out an on site induction.

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Corporate groups and other groups

We encourage other large groups to get together for a day and volunteer, this can be on the weekend or during the week. For businesses, churches, scout or guide groups or even sporting clubs it is a great opportunity to come together as a team, work outside and try something completely different.

Why get involved?

There are many reasons to become involved in bushcare:

  •  Meeting like minded people within the community
  •  A sense of personal achievement
  •  Improve the environment in which we all live
  •  Improving property values and reducing fire risk
  •  Providing a better habitat for wildlife

 

 Bushcare Registration Form (128.06kB)

 


 

Where does Bushcare occur in this Shire?

You may also like to view a location map on the Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority Website

 

Click on the Bushcare Group's name for more information including achievements and contact details...

Bushcare Group

Meeting Location by Suburb

Day

Time

More Information

Annangrove Park Bushcare Group, Annangrove   Annangrove Rd, Annangrove 2nd Sunday of the month 9am - 12Noon Achievements and Contact Details
Bidjiwong Community Nursery, Baulkham Hills Ted Horwood Carpark, off Renown Rd, Baulkham Hills 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Saturday of the month 9am - 1pm Achievements and Contact Details
Sawmill Creek Bushcare Group, Baulkham Hills   Chadworth Place, Baulkham Hills 2nd Sunday of the month 1pm - 4pm Achievements and Contact Details
Crestwood Reserve Bushcare Group, Baulkham Hills   Warumbui Ave, Baulkham Hills 3rd Saturday of the month 9am - 12Noon Achievements and Contact Details
Christmas Bush Creek Bushcare Group, Baulkham Hills   Corner of Cross and Cary Streets, Baulkham Hills 4th Saturday of the month 9am - 12Noon Achievements and Contact Details
O'Regan Reserve Bushcare Group, Baulkham Hills   Brodie Circuit, Baulkham Hills Last Sunday in the Month 9am - 12Noon Achievements and Contact Details
William Joyce Reserve Bushcare Group, Baulkham Hills Marina Road, Baulkham Hills To be scheduled

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Sophia Doyle Bushcare Group, Baulkham Hills   Call Bushcare Office for Location on 9686 4842 Every Thursday and Saturday 9am - 12Noon Achievements and Contact Details
Hunts Creek Bushcare Group, Carlingford   Stratham Ave, Carlingford 3rd Sunday of the month 8.30am - 11.30am Achievements and Contact Details
Camcor Bushcare Group, Carlingford   Stratham Ave, Carlingford 2nd Sunday of the month 9am - 12Noon Achievements and Contact Details
Knightsbridge Bushcare Group, Castle Hill Ridgecrop Drive, Castle Hill First Sunday of the month 10am - 1pm

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Planet Patrol Bushcare Group, Castle Hill   Call Bushcare Office for Location on 9686 4842 To be scheduled

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Achievements and Contact Details

Castle Hill Heritage Park Bushcare Group, Castle Hill  

Banks Rd, Castle Hill 4th Sunday of the month 9am - 12Noon Achievements and Contact Details
Fred Caterson Bushcare Group, Castle Hill   Achievements and Contact Details
Eric Mobbs Reserve Bushcare Group, Castle Hill   Amenities Block, Eric Mobbs Reserve, Castle Hill 4th Sunday of the month 10am - 1pm Achievements and Contact Details
Greenup Park / Timothy Ave Bushcare Group, Castle Hill   Call Bushcare Office for Location on 9686 4842 4th Sunday of the month 1pm - 4pm Achievements and Contact Details
Grange Road Bushcare Group, Glenhaven   Grange Rd, Glenhaven 4th Sunday of the month 8am - 11am Achievements and Contact Details
Holland Reserve Bushcare Group, Glenhaven   Holland Rd, Glenhaven To be Scheduled

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Achievements and Contact Details
Bill Wood Reserve Bushcare Group, Glenhaven   Bill Wood Reserve, Greenbank Drive, Glenhaven To be Scheduled

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Achievements and Contact Details
Kellyville Bushcare Group, Kellyville Bernie Mullane next to Telstra Tower, Kellyville 1st Saturday of the month 2pm - 5pm

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Connelly Way Bushcare Group, Kellyville   Connelly Way, Kellyville 3rd Saturday of the month 12Noon - 3pm Achievements and Contact Details
Northmead Reserve Bushcare Group, Northmead  Watson Place, Northmead 1st Saturday of the month 9am - 11am Achievements and Contact Details
Speers Road Bushcare Group, Northmead  End of Speers Rd, Northmead 1st Sunday of the month to be scheduled Achievements and Contact Details
Rutherglen to Pye Ave Bushcare Group, Northmead  Call Bushcare Office for Location on 9686 4842 To be scheduled

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Achievements and Contact Details
Possum Patch Bushcare Group, Northmead  Pye Avenue Reserve, Northmead to be Scheduled

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Achievements and Contact Details
Excelsior Park Bushcare Group, Northmead  Winton Ave, Northmead 2nd Saturday of the month 8am - 1pm Achievements and Contact Details
Seville Reserve Bushcare Group, North Rocks  Plymouth Ave, North Rocks 1st Sunday of the month 9am - 12Noon Achievements and Contact Details
Powerful Owl Restoration Team, North Rocks End of Mill Drive, North Rocks 2nd Sunday of the month 9am - 12Noon

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Mill Drive Bushcare Group, North Rocks  Oval behind Raine Ave, North Rocks 3rd Sunday of the month 1pm - 4pm Achievements and Contact Details
Banksia Creek Bushcare Group Excelsior Reserve, North Rocks to be scheduled

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Randal Cres Bushcare Group, North Rocks  Randal Cres, North Rocks 2nd Saturday of the month 9am - 12Noon Achievements and Contact Details
South Maroota Bushcare Group, Maroota Wisemans Ferry Rd, Maroota starting Feb 2013 to be scheduled

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Crescent Reach Bushcare Group, Sth Maroota Charcoal Rd, South Maroota to be scheduled

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Gollan Reserve, Oatlands  Kerrie Rd, Oatlands Last Sunday of each month 9am - 12Noon Achievements and Contact Details
Ellerman Park Bushcare Group, Dural  Dural Library Carpark, Round Corner 3rd Sunday of the month 9am - 12Noon Achievements and Contact Details
Maria Iori Bushcare Group, Rouse Hill  Mile End Rd, Rouse Hill 1st Sunday of the month 9am - 12Noon Achievements and Contact Details
Ironbark Ridge Bushcare Group, Rouse Hill  Caballo St, Rouse Hill 2nd Sunday of the month to be scheduled Achievements and Contact Details
Bellamy Farm Reserve Bushcare Group, West Pennant Hills Isobell Ave, West Pennant Hills 1st Sunday of the month 1pm - 4pm

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Bellbird Creek Bushcare Group, West Pennant Hills  Coonara Ave, West Pennant Hills 2nd Sunday of the month 8am - 11am Achievements and Contact Details
Darling Mills Bushcare Group, West Pennant Hills End of Heidi Place, West Pennant Hills 3rd Saturday of the month 9am - 12Noon

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Currawong Reserve Bushcare Group, West Pennant Hills  Bellamy Farm Rd, West Pennant Hills 3rd Sunday of the month 8am - 11am Achievements and Contact Details
Richard Webb Bushcare Group, West Pennant Hills  Gray Spence Cres, West Pennant Hills 1st Sunday of the month to be scheduled Achievements and Contact Details

                                                                                     


 

Can I Work on Private Property?

 

Landcare

Landcare groups are formed by people with a common concern about the quality of land and water in their local area. Landcare groups operate on private lands such as farms and schools. The Peri–Urban Coordinator is responsible for the area from Gosford to Picton and works within the confines of the Hawkesbury Nepean Catchment. The coordinator works with Landcare groups on private and crown lands.

Contact: Urban Landcare Coordinator

Web: www.hn.cma.nsw.gov.au

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Contact: Sydney Metropolitan Management Authority - www.sydney.cma.nsw.gov.au


 


 

Bushcare Feedback Survey Report 2009 - 2012

 Bushcare Feedback Survey Report 2009 - 2012 (647.59kB)

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