Bushcare is a Council-run program that aims to encourage and support community participation in the conservation and restoration of natural areas and dunes on community land.
The work carried out by Council, contracted bush regenerators and volunteers are making a significant contribution to the conservation and restoration of our valuable natural areas.
The benefits of Bushcare:
- Protects indigenous flora, fauna and remnant vegetation
- Rehabilitates natural areas
- Encourages active community involvement.
Volunteering in Bushcare can assist with a range of health, social and career opportunities through:
- Networking and meeting enthusiastic people
- Fresh air and exercise
- Rescuing native plants from weeds
- Learning skills in native plant identification, weed control techniques, conservation and bushland management
- Attending workshops and social gatherings
- Satisfaction of seeing wildlife return
Bushcare Locations and Work Days
Bushcare volunteers are active on 60 sites across Wollongong, restoring native vegetation on coastal dunes, headlands, escarpment ridges, rainforest gullies and creek lines throughout the area.
Use the map below to find a Bushcare site new you, or check out our Bushcare calendar for meeting times and locations.
Join a Bushcare Group
Check our list of existing Bushcare groups.
If you'd like more information, or want to talk to us about starting a new group, call Council on (02) 4227 7111.