Bushcare & Landcare

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Bushcare and Landcare
There are Bushcare groups in every village in the Blue Mountains!

Blue Mountains Bushcare celebrates its 30th Birthday this year!

There are Bushcare groups in every village in the Blue Mountains — often several in each area. Individual groups meet monthly, there are groups both on weekdays and weekends. They generally work half days.

Bushcare is a great way to work with passionate, like-minded people to help restore the biodiversity of our World Heritage Area.

Every month, from Lapstone to Mt Wilson, more than fifty-five groups of bushcare volunteers, of all ages and backgrounds, troop out to their local patches of bushland and spend a few hours together helping to reverse the damage done to the environment by invasive weeds and stormwater runoff.

They do this by assessing the existing vegetation, planning carefully, removing weeds, encouraging the bush to expand, consolidating the progress made, then moving into new areas. They use the principles of bush regeneration to guide their work.

Groups can also find themselves working on stormwater control, erosion control, track maintenance and improvement, seed collection, plant propagation and other bushland management issues, as well as public education.

NB. Bushcare groups are on Council land and Landcare groups are on private land.

 

The Blue Mountains Planetary Health Pluriversity is part of Blue Mountains City Council’s Planetary Health Initiative. Find out more here

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