Bushcare programs

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Council's Bushcare program is a great way to gain on-ground skills and experience such as native plant identification, weed control techniques and how to build and protect habitat for native wildlife.

Come along and join our invaluable Bushcare volunteers! No experience is required - all you need to bring is a hat and water, wear suitable clothing and sturdy shoes. A site supervisor will be there to get you started and will provide gloves, tools and morning tea.

Inner West Council manages the following Bushcare sites:

Balmain High Bushcare, Balmain

9:30am to 12pm every third and fourth Sunday of the month

Meet at the end of Bayville Street, Balmain.

Contact: Bronwen Campbell on 9810 7217

Callan Park Bushcare, Rozelle

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9:00am to 1:00pm every Wednesday and Friday and 9:30am to 12:00pm on the first Sunday of the month. PLEASE NOTE: due to absentees, there will be no meeting on Sunday, 6 May 2018. 

Wednesday and Friday - meet on North Crescent near corner of North Crescent and Waterfront Drive, Callan Park, Lilyfield.

Sunday – meet on “the point” at the end of Point Road, Callan Park, Lilyfield.

Contact: urbanecology@innerwest.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 9392 5000

Camperdown Cemetery, Newtown

Hidden in Camperdown Cemetery in Newtown is a patch of Kangaroo Grass (Themeda australis) considered a remnant of the Turpentine-Ironbark Forests that once covered most of the Inner West. The original trees and most of the shrubs have disappeared from this remnant, but a patch of native grasses and groundcovers dominated by the Kangaroo Grass remain. Very little Turpentine-Ironbark Forest remains today and it is listed as an Endangered Ecological Community under the NSW Threatened Species Conservation Act 1995.

In 2000, Marrickville Council formed partnership with St Stephen's Anglican Church, Marrickville Heritage Society, Camperdown Cemetery Trust and Greening Australia for the conservation of the remnant kangaroo grassland in the Camperdown Cemetery and decided to initiate a small community project to protect and restore this precious remnant. Remnants now only exist in patches in the Cooks River Valley with only two sites in the Marrickville Area, one in Camperdown Cemetery and other near the Dulwich Hill Railway Station.

Working bees run from 9.30am – 12.30pm. Meet at St Stephen's Church, off Church St, Newtown.

The following dates are confirmed for 2018:

  • Saturday 17 February
  • Thursday 15 March
  • Saturday 21 April
  • Thursday 17 May
  • Saturday 16 June
  • Thursday 19 July
  • Saturday 18 August
  • Thursday 20 September
  • Saturday 20 October
  • Thursday 15 November
  • Saturday 15 December

Contact: urbanecology@innerwest.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 9392 5000

Greenway Bushcare at Cadigal Reserve, Summer Hill

Meet next to car park off Grosvenor Crescent, Summer Hill

Contact: urbanecology@innerwest.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 9392 5000

Working bees run from 9am – 12pm on the following dates in 2018

  • Sunday 28 January
  • Sunday 25 February
  • Sunday 25 March
  • Sunday 29 April
  • Sunday 27 May
  • Sunday 24 June
  • Sunday 12 August
  • Sunday 9 September
  • Sunday 14 October
  • Sunday 11 November
  • Sunday 9 December

Greenway Bushcare at Richard Murden Reserve, Haberfield

Meet under the fig tree near corner of Marion Street and Hawthorne Parade, Haberfield.

Contact: urbanecology@innerwest.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 9392 5000

Working bees run from 9am – 12pm on the following dates in 2018

  • Sunday 11 February
  • Sunday 11 March – meet at northern end of Richard Murden Reserve near corner of Dobroyd Parade and Hawthoren Parade
  • Sunday 15 April
  • Sunday 13 May
  • Sunday 10 June
  • Sunday 15 July
  • Sunday 26 August
  • Sunday 30 September
  • Sunday 28 October
  • Sunday 25 November

Hoskins Park (Pigott Street) Bushcare, Dulwich Hill

9:00am to 11:30am every second and fourth Friday of the month

Meet at the light rail end of Pigott Street, Dulwich Hill

Contact: urbanecology@innerwest.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 9392 5000

Johnson Park Bushcare, Dulwich Hill

9:00am to 11:30am every first and third Wednesday of the month

Meet at Sideways Café, Dulwich Hill

Contact: urbanecology@innerwest.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 9392 5000

Marrickville Landcare, Marrickville Golf Course

Meet near the clubhouse, Marrickville Golf Course, off Wharf Street

Contact: urbanecology@innerwest.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 9392 5000

Working bees run from 9.30am – 12.30pm on the following dates in 2018

  • Sunday 28 January
  • Wednesday 28 February
  • Sunday 25 March
  • Wednesday 18 April
  • Sunday 27 May
  • Wednesday 27 June
  • Sunday 22 July
  • Wednesday 22 August
  • Sunday 23 September
  • Wednesday 24 October
  • Sunday 25 November
  • Wednesday 18 December

Mort Bay Park Bushcare, Birchgrove

9am – 12.30pm every Monday
Meet at the community garden off Bay St, Balmain.
Contact: urbanecology@innerwest.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 9392 5000

Waratah Mills Bushcare, Dulwich Hill

9:30am – 12:30pm every third Sunday of the month

Every first and third Wednesday of the month

Meet at the gate in the Waratah Mills car park.

Contact: urbanecology@innerwest.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 9392 5000

Whites Creek Bushcare, Annandale

9:00am to 12:30pm every Wednesday

Meet at the Rozelle Bay Community Native Nursery, Wisdom Street, Annandale
Contact: urbanecology@innerwest.nsw.gov.au or call (02) 9392 5000

 

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