What is Bushcare?
Bushcare is a volunteer program with the aim of preserving and regenerating bushland on council land. Volunteers work under the direction of council's Bushcare Unit in accordance with recognised bush-regeneration techniques. It is a hands on volunteering program.
The environmental benefits of Bushcare are that it:
- protects indigenous flora, fauna and remnant vegetation
- rehabilitates natural areas for future generations
- encourages active community involvement to manage bushland areas
Bushcare Locations and Work Days
You can view a list of Bushcare locations on Shire Maps (look under the 'Places' menu).
To see the list of Bushcare site work days, view the latest edition of Bushcare Bulletin.
The Sutherland Shire Bushcare program is one of the largest in Sydney with more than 700 volunteers involved in caring for more than 120 bushland reserves. With approximately 3000 hectares of natural areas in the shire, community involvement in Bushcare is essential to help restore and preserve natural areas. Become a Bushcare volunteer.
What do Bushcare volunteers do?
Bushcare volunteers become involved in:
- weeding, mulching and planting
- seed collection
- propagation at Council's nursery
- training, workshops and seminars
- administrative duties
- promotional activities
What does the Bushcare Unit provide?
The council supports Bushcare volunteers by providing:
- training and technical assistance
- materials such as plants, gloves and tools on loan
- rubbish collection
- information and education through regular newsletters and workshops
- opportunities to meet new people
- personal accident insurance and public liability insurance for approved Bushcare activities
Phone: 02 9524 5672
Fax: (02) 9526 6610
Mail: Locked Bag 17, Sutherland NSW 1499
Tradies has a sponsorship agreement with Sutherland Shire Council Bushcare and their continued support is much appreciated.