Bushcare

Bushcare
Photo of two women taking part in a tree planting initiative
Bushcare is a volunteer program that encourages residents to get involved in looking after our natural environment. Bushcare Bushcare is a volunteer program that encourages residents to get involved in looking after our natural environment. Environment; Events; Tree Preservation
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Canterbury-Bankstown's natural environment is rich, diverse and unique, providing a valuable resource for local residents and visitors alike. Our natural environment is important for stabilising soil, improving water quality and providing valuable habitats for our native wildlife. In addition, natural areas are also important for their beauty, and the educational and recreational opportunities they provide.

Bushcare is a volunteer program that encourages residents to get involved - as a community based program, it's a great way to meet other residents while doing something worthwhile for the environment.

Together with the work carried out by us and contracted bush regenerators; Bushcare volunteers are making a significant contribution to the conservation and management of our valuable bushland.

Become a bushcare volunteer

Are you passionate about the local environment? Are you ready to roll up your sleeves to make a difference in the community? Then why not join other volunteers lending a hand! Volunteers are currently needed to help remove trees and weeds, plant native vegetation and maintain the wetland in various areas. The more people who help, the more work we can get done – and that will ensure our local environment thrives!

Volunteering in Bushcare can assist with a range of career opportunities through: ​ 

  • Networking;
  • Learning opportunities;
  • On-ground experience;
  • Learning skills in native plant identification, weed control techniques, conservation & bushland management; and 
  • Applying knowledge in the field by being involved in assessing and planning future works. 

Bushcare sites

Group

Day of the Month

Time

Meeting Place​

Irene Jones Bushland

1st Thursday

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Padstow Park
Banks Street, Padstow
Meets in the car park

Dilke Reserve

1st Saturday

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Dilke Reserve
Bernard Road, Padstow Heights
Meets in Bernard Road

Morgan’s Creek

1st Saturday

1 pm – 3.30 pm

Morgan’s Creek Reserve
Prince Street, Picnic Point
Meets in Prince Street near the corner of River Road

The River Reserve

1st Sunday

8.30 am – 11.30 am

The River Reserve
Sandakan Road, Revesby Heights
Meets between 123 – 125 Sandakan Road

Lambeth Reserve

2nd Tuesday

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Lambeth Reserve
Henry Lawson Drive, Picnic Point
Meets in the car park

Cup & Saucer Creek Wetland

3rd Tuesday

9.30 am – 11.30 am

Cup & Saucer Creek Wetland
Heynes Reserve
Berna Street, Canterbury
Meets at the viewing platform

Peace Park

2nd Sunday

9 am – 12:00 pm

Peace Park
Trevenar Street, Ashbury
Meets north of the amenities building

Lansdowne Park

3rd Friday

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Lansdowne Park
Hazel Street, Lansdowne
Meets in Hazel Street near Lucinda Ave

Monash Reserve

4th Tuesday

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Monash Reserve
Henry Lawson Drive, East Hills
Meets in the car park

Norfolk Reserve

4th Friday

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Norfolk Reserve
Norfolk Road, Greenacre
Meets at the corner of Norfolk Road and Ron Scott Circuit

Curzon Road

4th Saturday

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Little Salt Pan Creek Reserve
Curzon Road, Padstow Heights
Meets at the end of Curzon Road

East Hills Park

4th Saturday

1 pm – 3.30 pm

East Hills Park
Henry Lawson Drive
Meets under the railway bridge

Band Hall Reserve

4th Sunday of
Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sept, Nov

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Band Hall Reserve
Auburn Road, Birrong
Meets in the car park

Carysfield Park

4th Sunday of
Feb, Apr, Jun, Aug, Oct, Dec

9.30 am – 12.30 pm

Carysfield Park
Johnston Road, Bass Hill
Meets in the park adjacent to the SES building in Johnston Road

Rorie Reserve

4th Sunday

1 pm – 3.30 pm

Rorie Reserve
29 Alma Road, Padstow
Meets at the reserve entrance

Contact

For more information, or to get involved, contact Council's Bushcare Officer​ Peter Goss on 9707 9233.

Bushcare Volunteer Registration Form

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PRIVACY  -  Personal information requested by this form is needed for registration and will on​ly be used for that purpose.  The information is held by council and access is restricted to council officers and other authorised people.  You may apply to access or amend the information.​​​