Tuesday 20th March 10:00am - 11:45am
Soft Plastics Workshop and RRC Tour
Saturday 24th March 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Earth Hour - Vessels of Change
The Wingecarribee Shire is fortunate in having diverse plant community types, plants and animals and is considered a biodiversity hot-spot. Council has care and control of more than 40 remnant bush land reserves in excess of 4000 hectares, as well as caring for a number of significant watercourses and wetlands.
Volunteer Bush Regenerators play an essential role in Council’s management of this bush land. This role is primarily concerned with maintenance of high-value bush land and regeneration of degraded bush land areas within the Shire.
During 2016-2017 Wingecarribee Bushcare volunteers from 17 active groups completed 179 sessions contributing a total of 3,237 hours of bush regeneration work worth $113,295. A total of 6,712 local provenance native plants from the Community Nursery were planted on public land.
The Volunteer Bush Regeneration program is integrated with the work of Council staff, contractors and other community groups and is complementary to private land conservation, which all contribute to biodiversity outcomes for this shire.
There are many benefits in becoming a Bushcare volunteer, including access to a social network and fresh air and exercise!
Council's Bushcare Program is designed to integrate the community with the management of bush land. Members of the community are welcome to play an active role in bush land rehabilitation and assist Council with management issues related to the reserves.
Bushland Projects Officer
Telephone: (02) 4868-0772 (Monday to Friday)
All new Bushcare volunteers need to be registered and given a safety induction before commencing any work on site. The safety of our volunteers and staff is very important to Council, so please speak up and bring any hazards to the attention of the Bushcare staff and/or Group Convenor if you are concerned about anything at all.
The Bushcare Volunteer Manual is your reference document, so download and read the document below. The Bushcare Volunteer Manual Part 3 - Work Health and Safety is required reading prior to meeting on site with your Group Convenor.
Bushcare Volunteer Manual (PDF, 1.25MB)
Landcare/Bushcare Bus Tour of Upper Lachlan - 21 March 2018
This is the third and final bus tour for Bushcare and Landcare volunteers from Wingecaribee, Goulburn-Mulwaree and Upper Lachlan shires. Volunteers will tour several Landcare properties in the Upper Lachlan Shire, commencing at Gunning and will have the opportunity to learn about Whole of Paddock Restoration and rotational grazing as effective land management tools.
The bus will depart from Moss Vale at 8am and return at around 4pm.
More details and a registration link will follow soon, so save the date!
South-East Champions Bus Tour of Goulburn - 29 Nov 2017
A bus tour from Moss Vale joined Upper Lachlan and Goulburn-Mulwaree volunteers at the Gouburn Water Works for a warm welcome and morning tea, before touring the West Goulburn Bush Reserve and Goulburn Wetlands. Champions were recognised for their outstanding achievements and efforts over many years at a lunch at the Astor Hotel. Read more about these champions by downloading the booklet below or click on the external link to see the short videos for each champion:
SE Champions Tour Booklet (PDF, 1.0 Mb)
Landcare Champions of the South-East Videos (external link)
Bus Tour of Berrima and Moss Vale - 6 Sep 2017
A successful bus tour the Community Nursery and talks on the Southern Highlands Koala ConservationProject and the Conservation Partnerships Program was well-received by volunteers from Goulburn/Mulwaree and Upper Lachlan Shires. A Goulburn Post media article can be accessed below at the link:
Berrima - Moss Vale Bushcare Tour (PDF 470 Kb)
Bus Tour of Bundanoon and Penrose - 24 March 2017
A bus tour of six sites was enjoyed by volunteers. A report can be downloaded here:
Tour of Bundanoon-Penrose Bushcare sites (PDF 460 Kb)
Stonequarry Walk brochure (PDF 1.0 Mb)
1st & 3rd Monday of the month
4th Wednesday of the month
Centennial Park Bushcare
Centennial Park Final Report HN 9140, (PDF 1.9 Mb)
1st Wednesday of the month
Community Nursery Moss Vale
Community Nursery Update April 2017 (PDF 2.5 Mb)
1st Saturday of the month
Chinaman's Creek Bushcare Mittagong
3rd Wednesday of the month
Currabunda Bushcare Bundanoon
Currabunda Wetland Bushcare (PDF 2.2 Mb)
1st & 3rd Friday of the month
Glow Worm Glen Bushcare Bundanoon
Glow Worm Glen track brochure (PDF 500 Kb)
Unmade Governors Road brochure (560 Kb)
2nd Sunday of the month at Glow Worm Glen track
4th Tuesday of the month at Unmade Governors Road
Hammock Hill Bushcare East Bowral
2nd Friday of the month
Hill Top Bushcare Hill Top
Last Sunday of the month
Leaver Park Bushcare Bundanoon
|2nd Thursday of the month|
Mansfield Reserve Bushcare East Bowral
About Mansfield Reserve (PDF 270 Kb)
|4th Wednesday of the month|
Mt Gibraltar Landcare Bushcare Bowral/Mittagong
Mt Gibraltar Heritage Quarries Booklet (PDF 770 Kb)
About the Heritage Quarries Restoration Project
Mittagong Creek Rivercare Bowral
Mittagong Creek Rivercare overview (PDF 380 Kb)
|2nd Thursday of the month|
Moss Vale Landcare Group
Moss Vale Landcare brochure (PDF 830 Kb)
2015 NSW Landcare Award Nomination (PDF 1.4 Mb)
Report on National Tree Day planting on Whites Ck - 11 Oct 2014 (bottom of page)
4th Friday & 2nd Saturday of the month
|Penrose Swamps Conservation Group|
(PSCG operates under the auspices of NSW Forestry Corp)
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 Wednesday of the month|
|Rotary Park APS Bushcare Mittagong|
March 2016 Planting Day
Rotary Park planting day Nov 2014 (PDF 900 Kb)
Rotary 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 Wednesday & last Saturday of the month|