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The Wingecarribee Shire is fortunate in having an exceptionally diverse range of flora, fauna, and geographical variances within the one catchment, with Council having care and control of more than 40 significant remnant bushland reserves totaling over 4000 hectares, as well as caring for a number of significant watercourses and wetlands.



Volunteer Bush Regenerators play an essential complementary role in Council’s management of this bushland. This role is primarily concerned with regeneration of degraded bushland areas and increasing the health of bushland within the Shire.


During the 2015-16 financial year Wingecarribee Bushcare volunteers worked 181 sessions, contributing a total of 3,099 hours of bush regeneration work worth $108,448. The Community Nursery volunteers continued to propagate local provenance native trees, shrubs and groundcovers with 11,020 being planted out on public lands in the Shire.


The Volunteer Bush Regeneration program is integrated with the works of Council staff, contractors and other community groups which all contribute to Council management of bushland on a catchment basis.


Bushcare



Get Involved!


pdfWingecarribee Bushcare November 2016.pdf(PDF, 640 Kb)
PDF2016 Volunteer Application Form - Bushcare (PDF, 512 Kb)

Council's Bushcare Program is designed to integrate the community with the management of bushland. Members of the community are welcome to play an active role in bushland rehabilitation and assist Council with management issues related to the reserves.


For more information on how to volunteer with your local Bushcare group, contact:


Natural Resource Officer - Community Support

Telephone: (02) 4868-0888


All Bushcare volunteers need to be registered and given a safety induction before commencing any work on site.


Bushcare network events


Council facilitates various Bushcare training and educational events through the year to promote the acheivements of Bushcare / Rivercare / Landcare volunteers and to provide them with skills training.


A bus tour of Berrima and Moss Vale Bushcare sites, including the Community Nursery, and presentations on the Koala Monitoring Project and the Conservation Partnerships Program is scheduled for 6 Sept 2017 


PDF icon Berrima Moss Vale Bushcare site tour (PDF 470 Kb)


A bus tour of six of the sites in the Bundanoon-Penrose cluster was held on 24 March 2017 and further tours will be organised in September and March over the next few years. A report on the February tour can be downloaded here: 

 Tour of Bundanoon-Penrose Bushcare sites  (PDF 460 Kb)


Bushcare Groups
Meets

Berrima Bushcare   


PDF Stonequarry Walk brochure (PDF 1.0 Mb)

1st & 3rd Mon of the month

Burrawang Bushcare    

4th Wed of the month

Centennial Park Bushcare

PDFCentennial Park Final Report HN 9140, (PDF 1.9 Mb)


1st Wed of the month

Community Nursery  Moss Vale   


  Community Nursery Update April 2017  (PDF 2.5 Mb)


1st Sat of the month

Chinaman's Creek Bushcare  Mittagong

3rd Wed of the month

Currabunda Bushcare   Bundanoon


PDFCurrabunda Wetland Bushcare (PDF 2.2 Mb)


PDFCurrabunda Bushcare Plan (PDF 740 Kb)

1st & 3rd Fri of the month

Glow Worm Glen Bushcare   Bundanoon


pdf symbolGlow Worm Glen track brochure (PDF 500 Kb)


PDF icon

Unmade Governors Road brochure (560 Kb)


2nd Sun of the month at Glow Worm Glen track


4th Tues of the month at Unmade Governors Road

Hammock Hill Bushcare   East Bowral

2nd Fri of the month 

Hill Top Bushcare    Hill Top

Last Sunday of the month

Mansfield Reserve Bushcare   East Bowral


pdf symbol About Mansfield Reserve  (PDF 270 Kb)

4th Wednesday of the month

Mt Gibraltar Landcare Bushcare   Bowral/Mittagong


PDF Mt Gibraltar Heritage Quarries Booklet (PDF 770 Kb)


  linkAbout Mt Gibraltar Reserve


link About the Heritage Quarries Restoration Project


Every Thursday 

Mittagong Creek Rivercare   Bowral


 
Mittagong Creek Rivercare overview (PDF 380 Kb)
2nd Thursday of the month

Moss Vale Landcare Group


PDF icon

Moss Vale Landcare brochure (PDF 830 Kb)


   2015 NSW Landcare Award Nomination  (PDF 1.4 Mb)


pdfReport on National Tree Day planting on Whites Ck - 11 Oct 2014 (bottom of page)


4th Fri & 2nd Sat of the month 

Penrose Swamps Conservation Group

(PSCG operates under the auspices of NSW Forestry Corp)

PDF Penrose Swamps Conservation Group brochure (PDF 580 Kb)

  In the spotlight - John Shepherd, OEH 17 March 2016





4th Thursday of the month 

Reedy Creek Rivercare Bundanoon

1st Wed of the month
Rotary Park APS Bushcare   Mittagong

  March 2016 Planting Day

PDFRotary Park planting day Nov 2014 (PDF 900 Kb)

PDFRotary Park Bushcare Plan (PDF 830 Kb)
planting events on an ad hoc basis - contact us for details

Yerrinbool Bushcare    Yerrinbool
2nd Wednesday of the month 
Robertson Environmental Protection Society REPS


1st Wed & last Sat of the month
Last Updated: August 9th, 2017
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