Bushcare and Landcare Groups

The contact people listed here are volunteers involved in hands-on environmental restoration work. Some projects are large and include regular work sessions, others involve individuals or small groups.

Locate a group near you:

Most of the groups are working on land managed by Blue Mountains City Council (BMCC), with some groups working on areas of National Park (NPWS), Crown Land (Department of Lands) or on Private Land.

Bushcare volunteers always welcome any offers of assistance!

For general information contact:

BMCC Bushcare Section
Lyndal Sullivan
phone: 02 4780 5528
email: bushcare@bmcc.nsw.gov.au

Landcare
Linda Thomas
phone: 4780 5612

Department of Lands (Crown Lands)
phone: 02 8836 5367

NPWS - 02 4787 8877


Here are the 69 Bushcare and Landcare groups ...


Alexandra Crescent Landcare Group - Lapstone

Restoration of gully and creekline vegetation using Bush Regeneration techniques at Alexandra Crescent, Lapstone.

Work days: First Saturday of the month 1.30 - 4.30

Group started: March 2003

Contact: Vince and Cheryl Hardy
phone: 4739 5358
mobile: 0408866913


Banksia Park - Katoomba

Work on Public land below High school along creek that flows into the National Park

Work days: 2nd Saturday of the month

Group started: 2011

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Monica Nugent
phone: 4780 5623


Bee Farm Road Bushcare Group - Springwood

Bush regeneration behind Bee Farm Road, Springwood.

Work days: 4th Saturday 2pm - 4pm

Group started: March 2004

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Rennae Loydell
phone: 4751 4843


Bellata Court Bushcare Group - Glenbrook Lapstone

Bush regeneration the local area, including Bellata Court, gullies between Governors Drive, Blaxland.

Work days: First Saturday of each month. 1:30 pm -4:30pm.

Group started: 1996

Land manager: BMCC, Dept Lands

Contact: Peter Chrismas
phone: 4780 5623


Birdwood Gully Bushcare Group - Springwood

Bush regeneration in Birdwood Gully Park and Tidswell Reserve, Springwood. Meet at Boland Avenue entrance to Birdwood Gully.

Work days: Third Saturday of each month, 9am to 12pm.

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Elizabeth Mitchell
phone: 4751 4947


Blue Mountains Bushcare Network

Coalition of individuals and representatives from Bushcare groups and other authorities interested in maintaining and restoring the integrity of bushland in the Blue Mountains. Provides a forum for Bushcare Groups to exchange ideas and information, comment on issues, or initiate strategies.

Visit the Blue Mountains Bushcare Network website.

Contact: Paul Vale
phone: 4787 8080


Braeside Bushcare Group - Blackheath

Bush regeneration works in Braeside catchment, Blackheath.

Work days: Fourth Sunday and third Friday of each month - 9.00 am - 1.00 pm. Phone contact for times.

Land manager: NPWS

Contact: NPWS Ranger (Grose Valley)
phone: 4787 3112

Contact: Ian Glover
phone: 4787 6845
mobile: 0421 430 077


Brahma Kumaris Landcare Group - Leura

Work along creekline at the bottom of the property in North Leura.

Work days: First Friday, 9.30 - 12.30. Vegetarian lunch at 1pm.

Group started: April 2002

Land manager: private

Contact: Jessica Yuille
phone: 47573686


Burgess Falls Bushcare Group - Hazelbrook

Bush regeneration in the Burgess Falls catchment, Hazelbrook.

Work days: 4th Sunday 2.00pm - 4.00pm

Group started: July 2004

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Ken Goodlet
phone: 4758 6591


Centenary Reserve Bushcare Group - Blackheath

Bush regeneration at Centenary Reserve, Blackheath. Meet at the end of Brentwood Avenue.

Visit the Centenary Reserve Bushcare Group website.

Work days: Second Friday of each month 9.00 am to 12.00 Noon

Group started: 8 September 1987

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Karen Hising (BMCC)
phone: 4780 5623


Central Park Bushcare Group - Wentworth Falls

Bush regeneration works in an isolated ridge top remnant.

Work days: Fourth Thursday of each month 9.00-11.00

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Vivian Cichero
phone: 4757 1579


Clarence Dargan Bell Landcare Group - Clarence

Swamp restoration, awareness-raising and on-ground events.

Work days: Third Thursday each month 9am-12pm
Meets at: Kerma Crescent, Clarence (signposted site)

Group started: 2009

Land manager: private land and public lands

Contact: Trish Kidd

phone: 0423 527 740

Coates Park Bushcare Group - Hazelbrook

Bush regeneration in Coates Park, Hazelbrook. Meet at the Hazelbrook RFS car park (intersection of Terrace Falls Road and Baths Road).

Work days: First Saturday of the month from 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Group started: 2 June 2007

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Stephen Overmyer
phone: 4758 6295


Cox's Reserve - Lapstone

Restoration of gully vegetation using Bush Regeneration Techniques.

Work days: First Saturday of month 9am -12.30pm

Group started: October 1998

Contact: Deb Atkins
phone: 4739 3270


Cross Street Reserve - Warrimoo

Bush regeneration in Cross Street Reserve, Warrimoo.

Visit the Cross Street Reserve website.

Work days: 4th Saturday 2.00 - 5.00 pm

Group started: 2002

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Steve Barratt
phone: 47536339


Cumberland Walkway Bushcare Group - Katoomba

Bush Regeneration and Revegetation along the unformed section of road in Cumberland St, Katoomba. The walkway is an important link between South Leura and South Katoomba.

Work days: Second Wednesday of the month from 9.00am to 12.00 noon

Group started: November 2006

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Lynne Carson
phone: 4782 3738


Darks Common Landcare Group - Glenbrook

Landcare group working on land administered by Darks Common Trust. Located between Glenbrook and Lapstone.

Work days: 3rd Saturday 9am - 12noon

Group started: March 2004

Contact: Bob Chapman
phone: 4739 1093


Deanei Forest Landcare Group - Springwood

Bush regeneration. Deanei Reserve, Springwood.

Work days: Fourth Saturday of each month. 9:30 - 12.30

Group started: 1994

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Rob Agars
phone: 4754 3351


Else-Mitchell Park Bushcare Group - Springwood

Advises on management and bush regeneration of Else- Mitchell Park, Springwood. Meet at the picnic shed.

Visit the Else-Mitchell Park Bushcare Group website.

Work days: 3rd Saturday of each month. 9:30am - 12:30pm

Group started: 15 May, 1993

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Michael Purtell
phone: 4751 2143


Everglades Landcare Group - Leura

Bush regeneration work on the perimeter of Everglades Gardens. Meet at the Everglades carpark, Everglades Avenue.

Work days: Second Wednesday of each month - 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
Third Wednesday of each month - 9.00 am - 12.00 Noon

Group started: 21 February 2007

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Guy McIlrath
phone: 4784 1938


Explorers Reserve Bushcare Group - Lapstone

Regeneration in Explorers Reserve, Grover Street.

Work days: First Saturday Morning of each month. 9.30am to 12.30pm

Group started: October 1998

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Hugh Todd
phone: 4739 6840


Fairy Dell Restoration Committee - Springwood

Advise on management of Fairy Dell, Picnic Glen area, Springwood. Bush regeneration. Bushland issues in general.

Work days: 3rd Sunday of each month. Start time 9:00am - 1pm

Group started: 1989

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Diane Schnebli
phone: 4751 6329


Franki Creek Bushcare Group - Wentworth Falls

Bush regeneration in upper catchment of Franki Creek in North Wentworth Falls.

Work days: 4th Sunday of each month 1.30pm- 4.00 pm

Group started: September 2009

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Lyndal Sullivan (BMCC)
phone: 4780 5623 (Fridays)


Frogs Hollow - Blackheath

Bush Regeneration within Centennial Creek.

Work days: Fourth Saturday of the month 2pm - 5pm meeting at at Minyago Street, Blackheath.

Group started: 18 August, 2001

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Lisa Hicks
phone: 4787 5907


Garguree Swampcare Group - Katoomba

Work days: First Sunday of the month 9am to 12pm. Meet at the Gully Heritage Centre, 23 Gates Avenue Katoomba at 8.45am.

Group started: 2011

Contact: David King
phone: 02 4739 2415 or 02 8087 2041
mobile: 0402 792 447


Gibbergunyah Bushcare Group - Hazelbrook

Work days: Third Sunday of the month 9am to 12pm. Meet at the War Memorial, Bonnie View Avenue Hazelbrook.

Group started: July 2011

Contact: David King
phone: 02 4739 2415 or 02 8087 2041
mobile: 0402 792 447 or 0411


Glenbrook Lagoon Bushcare Group - Glenbrook

Preserving the local biodiversity of Glenbrook Lagoon using Bush Regeneration techniques.

Visit the Glenbrook Lagoon Bushcare Group website.

Work days: Second Tuesday of each month - 8.00 am - 11.00am

Group started: 16 April 2006

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Neil McGlashan
phone: 47399864


Govett Street Bushcare Group - Leura

Works on Leura Park Bushland Reserve.

Work days: 4th Saturday, 9am - 12noon

Group started: February 2005

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Yvonne Hazell
phone: 4782 9657 (weekend)

Contact: Rod and Yvonne Hazell (midweek)
phone: 02 9914 1222


Jackson Park Bushcare Group - Faulconbridge

Bush regeneration Jackson Park, Faulconbridge.

Work days: Third Sunday of each month from 1pm - 4pm

Group started: 1996

Land manager: BMCC, NPWS

Contact: Chris Watson
phone: 4751 3070

Contact: Peter Chrismas
phone: 4780 5623 (Fridays)


Jamison Creek Bushcare Group - Wentworth Falls

Bush regeneration Jamison Creek Catchment. Wentworth Falls.

Work days: Third Saturday of each month 9.00am - 12.00pm.

Group started: 1995

Land manager: BMCC, NPWS

Contact: Nick Todd
phone: 0437 375 058


Katoomba Creek Bushcare Group - North Katoomba

Involved in Bushland Management issues along Katoomba Creek and in Reserve north of Wattle Tree Road.

Work days: Third Sunday each month 9.30am - 1pm and mid week group one afternoon a month.

Group started: March 1996

Land manager: Dept Lands, BMCC, NPWS

Contact: Veronica Paul
phone: 4782 6042

Contact: Lynn Godfree
phone: 4782 9931


Katoomba Falls Creek Valley - Katoomba

Friends of Katoomba Falls Creek Valley are involved in the management of Katoomba Falls catchment using Bush Regeneration techniques.

Work days: Second Saturday of each month 9:00 - 12:00

Group started: 1989

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Les Peto and Rosemary Brister
phone: 4782 1418


Katoomba Golf Club Landcare - Katoomba

Restoration of bushland on Golf course land.

Work days: Third Monday each month 1.30 pm - 4.30 pm

Group started: January 2011

Land manager: Katoomba Golf Club

Contact: Stephen Smith (Katoomba Golf Club)
phone: 0418 447 246


Kedumba Creek Bushcare Group - Katoomba

Bush regeneration in McRaes paddock, Katoomba Falls.

Work days: Fourth Friday of each month 9.30am to 12.30pm

Group started: 1999

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Peter Chrismas
phone: 47805623


Kihilla Landcare Group - Lawson

Bush regeneration on a property in Queens Road, Lawson.

Work days: 1st Friday of the month 9am - noon

Land manager: Private

Contact: Jill Rattray (BMCC)
phone: 4780 5623 (Fridays)


Leura Cascades Catchment Bushcare Group - Leura

Bush regeneration in Leura Falls Creek and Leura Cascades.

Work days: Second Friday of the month 9.30am - 12.30pm

Group started: April 1998

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: John Hill
phone: 4782 1303


Lily Pond Landcare Group - Faulconbridge

Re-generation, repair, and enjoyment of Natural Bushland at the Lily Pond in Faulconbridge.

Work days: Third Sunday of the month 1.30pm to 4.30pm Meet at the Lilypond Great Western Highway Faulconbridge.

Group started: July 2011

Land manager: Rail Corp

Contact: David King
phone: 0402 792 447 or 0411 237 537


Linden Bushcare - Linden

Bush regeneration on Caley Lane Linden

Work days: Third Sunday of the month 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Group started: 2012

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Greg North
phone: 47531197


Linksview Landcare Group - Winmalee

Regeneration of creekline vegetation using Bush Regeneration techinques.

Work days: Third Saturday of the month 1-4pm

Group started: September 2002

Contact: Chris Gorman
phone: 4754 7760


Lone Pine Bushcare Group - Leura

Bush regeneration in Gordon Falls Reserve, Leura. Currently targeting Montbretia and Blackberry.

Visit the Lone Pine Bushcare Group website.

Work days: First Monday of each month. 9:30am - 12noon

Group started: 1992

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Erin Hall (BMCC)
phone: 4780 5623 (Fridays)


Long Angle Gully Landcare Group - Warrimoo

We work in the valley along Long Angle Creek and Cripple Creek and meet at the end of Rickard Road.

Work days: 1st Saturday of each month. 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Group started: June, 2006

Land manager: private

Contact: Karleen Waldron
phone: 4753 6636


Marmion Swamp Bushcare Group - North Leura

Bush regeneration in the upper Yosemite Creek catchment.

Work days: Fourth Wednesday of the month
2.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Group started: September 1998 - 2 December 2006 Then 19 October 2008

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Karen Hising (BMCC)
phone: 4780 5623


Medlow Bath Bushcare Group - Medlow Bath

Works in Medlow Bath bushland reserve.

Work days: First Saturday 2pm - 4pm

Group started: August 2005

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Kerry Brown
phone: 4788 1132


Minnehaha Falls Bushcare Group - North Katoomba

Bush regeneration and management of Minnehaha Falls Reserve. Catchment protection issues around Yosemite Creek.

Work days: Fourth Sunday of each month. 9:30am - 12.30

Group started: 1991

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Maeve Dunnett
phone: 4782 3397


Mount Riverview Bushcare Group - Nicholls Pde to Panorama Street - Mt Riverview

Regeneration of various sites throughout Mt. Riverview.

Work days: Fourth Saturday of each month 1.30 - 4.30pm. Midweek days

Group started: March 2001

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Margaret Tafe
phone: 4739 1382


Mount Wilson Bushcare Group - Mount Wilson

Bushland restoration works in Sloane Reserve and other remnant rainforest pockets on Council Managed Reserves in Mount Wilson and Mount Irvine.

Work days: Second Friday of each month at 9.00 am

Group started: 1999

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Elizabeth Raines
phone: 4756 2121


Mt Victoria Bushcare/Landcare Group - Mt Victoria

Ours is a roving group working on public and private land. Call the coordinator Marianne Bate - 4787 1420 - for meeting place details.

Work days: 4th Sunday of each month 9am to 12 noon

Group started: November, 2009

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Marianne Bate
phone: 4787 1420


North Katoomba Bushcare Group - North Katoomba

Bush regeneration in Upper Katoomba Creek catchment, woodland and swamp. Covers public and private land in the vicinity of North Street between Mort and Albion Streets, North Katoomba.

Work days: 2nd Sunday of every second month, 9:30 am - 3.30pm

Group started: April 2009

Land manager: Private and BMCC

Contact: Monica Nugent
phone: 4780 5623
fax: BMCC


North Lawson Bushcare Group - Lawson

Bush regeneration activities in Wilson Park (near Lawson Pool).

Work days: Fourth Saturday of each month 1.30pm - 4.30pm.

Group started: March 2006

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Ray Richardson
phone: 4732 7744 (W); 4759 2534 (H)


Pippas Pass Bushcare Group - Blaxland

Advises on management of Pippa's Pass bushland, Blaxland Bush regeneration.

Visit the Pippas Pass Bushcare Group website.

Work days: First Saturday of each month. 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Group started: 1996

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Heather Hull
phone: 4739 1493


Pitt Park Bushcare Group - Wentworth Falls

Restoring the reserve and helping to protect endangered species and an Endangered Ecological Community.

Work days: 4th Saturday of each month 2pm - 5 pm

Group started: August, 2008

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Annette Coulter
phone: 4784 3278


Popes Glen Bushcare Group - Blackheath

Advises on management of Popes Glen reserve, Bush regeneration.

Work days: Fourth Saturday of each month. 9:00am - 1:00pm

Group started: 1991

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Alan Lane
phone: 4787 7097


RSPCA Bushcare Group - North Katoomba

Bush regeneration on RSPCA land behind the shelter at 121 Mort Street, North Katoomba.

Work days: 4th Wednesday of each month 9.30 am - 12.30

Land manager: RSPCA

Contact: Barbara Baird
phone: 4784 2619


Selby Street Swampcare - Katoomba

Working behind properties on Selby Street which border Katoomba Falls Reserve

Work days: First Saturday of the month 10am-12noon

Group started: 2009- 2012 then 2013-

Land manager: BMCC and private

Contact: Mike
phone: 47829226


South Lawson Park Bushcare Group - Lawson

Bush regeneration at South Lawson Park.

Visit the South Lawson Park Bushcare Group website.

Work days: Third Sunday each month 9.30am - 12.00pm

Group started: 1995

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Erst Carmichael
phone: 4759 2058


Sublime Point Bushcare Group - Leura

Restoration of Sublime Point Reserve.

Work days: Second Monday of each month 9.00am - 12.00 pm

Group started: 1996

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: David Coleby
phone: 4784 1395


Sutton Park Bushcare Group - Blackheath

Bush regeneration in Sutton Park Blackheath.

Work days: First Thursday of the month at 9.00am

Group started: October 1998

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Kevin Bell
phone: 4787 6436


Three Gullies Landcare Group - Glenbrook

Bushcare on public land along Bruce Road, Glenbrook.

Work days: every Thursday of month 8.30am - 12.30pm

Group started: 2001

Land manager: Dept Lands, SRA, BMCC

Contact: Gerrit DeBie
phone: 4739 3541


Tortoise Creek Landcare Group - Faulconbridge

Bushcare on private land, creekbank rehabilitation.

Visit the Tortoise Creek Landcare Group website.

Work days: 1st Saturday of month 9.30 - 12.30 pm

Group started: 2001

Land manager: Private land

Contact: Llew and Mara Kiek
phone: 4751 4910

Contact: Janet Woodworth
phone: 4751 2193


Tree Fern Gully Bushcare Group - North Leura

Bush regeneration in reserve alongside Lindeman Road, North Leura.

Work days: First Saturday of each Month. 9am - Noon

Group started: 5 August 1995

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Barbara Harley
phone: 4782 4305


Upper Kedumba Bushcare Group - Katoomba

Bush regeneration in the Katoomba Falls Catchment. Kundibar - Pine Street area.

Work days: First Saturday of the month 9 am - 12 noon

Group started: 2009

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: David Rae
phone: 0427 586 914


Vale Street Bushcare Group - Katoomba

Restoration of remnant bushland around a creekline and pond system.

Visit the Vale Street Bushcare Group website.

Work days: Fourth Saturday of the month from 9:00 am to noon. Meet at the intersection of Vale and York Streets

Group started: 1998

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Francis Dutton
phone: 4782 4999


Valley Heights Bushcare Group - Valley Heights

Bush renegeration in Benoit Park.

Work days: Fourth Saturday 9.30am - 12.30pm.

Group started: March 2006

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Jill Rattray
phone: 4780 5623


Valley of the Waters Bushcare Group - Wentworth Falls

Bush regeneration in Valley of the Waters and along the Nature Track, Wentworth Falls.

Visit the Valley of the Waters Bushcare Group website.

Work days: Second Saturday of the month from 9am to Noon.

Group started: 21 October 1996

Land manager: NPWS

Contact: Karen Hising
phone: 4757 1929


Water Nymphs Dell Bushcare Group - Wentworth Falls

Bush regeneration in Water Nymphs Dell Reserve. Meet oposite 23 Taylor Avenue, Wentworth Falls.

Visit the Water Nymphs Dell Bushcare Group website.

Work days: Third Saturday of the month 2pm - 5pm

Group started: 17 June 2000

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Karen Hising
phone: 4780 5528


Wentworth Falls Lake Bushcare Group - Wentworth Falls

Bush Regeneration around Wentworth Falls Lake.

Work days: Third Saturday of each month 1.00pm to 4:00pm and Second Tuesday 3.00pm to 5.00pm

Group started: March 1998

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Rae Druitt
phone: 4757 4020


Wilsons Glen Bushcare Group - Woodford

Bush Regeneration in Wilsons Glen, Woodford.

Visit the Wilsons Glen Bushcare Group website.

Work days: Third Saturday of the month 2 - 5 pm.

Group started: January 2003

Land manager: BMCC

Contact: Andy Cairns
phone: 4758 7787


Woodford Glen Landcare Group - Woodford

Bush regeneration on private land.

Work days: 1st tuesday of each month 9.30 - 12.30

Group started: November 2007

Land manager: Private

Contact: Lyndal Sullivan
phone: 4780 5623


Zora's Creek Bushcare Group - Glenbrook

Bush Regeneration along creekline.

Work days: 4th Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Group started: October 28, 2004

Land manager: Private

Contact: Vicki Hersey
phone: 4739 5891

Contact: Cecily Trist
phone: 4739 3343