This volunteer-based program focuses on the restoration and maintenance of Council bushland. It has now restarted following closures caused by COVID19.
Bushcare group volunteers are incredibly important to protecting the native bushland, as well as preserving natural flora and fauna and removing harmful plants that could comprise these natural environments.
They complete hands-on work as they care for native bushland, as well as conduct plant identification, fauna and flora monitoring, weed control and seed collection for propagation at Council’s Community Nursery.
We currently have 278 registered Bushcare volunteers who range in age, including those who are in primary school through to those aged in their 80s.
Our volunteers have a great time, they make new friends and they also report feeling satisfied that they are able to give back to their local community and environment. This is a great program that provides many benefits, including health.
Council’s Bushcare sites are located throughout the region, from South Maroota to Baulkham Hills and West Pennant Hills. Bushcare is open to people of all ages, however, children under the age of 18 need to be supervised by a guardian.