We have a growing number of active Bushcare groups in the Ku-ring-gai area who are supported by Council's Bushcare team. Bushcare volunteers work to remove weeds and restore degraded ecosystems. Bushcare is a great example of how just one person or a group of people can make a very real difference to improving the environment. Bushcare also provides an opportunity to meet with neighbours and like minded people. To register your interest click here and you will be contacted by the Bushcare officer.
Groups meet regularly, usually once a month for two or three hours. Council provides equipment and on-site support, which includes hands-on training to cover appropriate Work Health & Safety information, effective weeding techniques, plant identification and site management.
Ku-ring-gai Bushcare has its very own association to represent volunteers, the Ku-ring-gai Bushcare Association (KBA). The KBA committee meets every second month to discuss issues that arise and assists with various Bushcare activities.
How do I join?
We are always happy to welcome more people to join the almost 1,000 volunteers who - in groups or individually - care for community land. With over 80 Bushcare groups in the Ku-ring-gai area you are sure to find one close to you.
To join, please complete the Volunteer Registration Form (pdf. 106KB) and return to the reply-paid address.
Throughout the year we hold a number of Bushcare-specific training, talks and events. You can find a list of Bushcare events listed on our sustainability events page.
Environmental Trust's Private Land Conservation Grant Program
State Government is supporting protection of natural vegetation through Environmental Trust's Private Land Conservation Grant Program. Grant applications are due 15 April 2013 and are open for land owners who have committed their land for biodiversity protection. See 'Related Documents' for more information.