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In the interest of community safety, Council’s Bushcare program has been postponed until further notice as a precautionary measure.

Council will continue to monitor advice issued by relevant health authorities. We will provide updates confirming recommencement and other updates as necessary. Steps are being taken in the interim to ensure that our Bushcare sites are well looked after.

We understand that this may cause disappointment, however, the safety of our volunteers is of utmost priority and we appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

Help our local environment, become a City of Ryde Bushcare Volunteer.

Bushcare volunteers assist us with the management of our natural areas, mainly on public land, using bush regeneration techniques and practices. 

It is a great way to get to know the local area, learn about native plants, get fit and meet new people. 

Bushcare Program

The main aim of the Bushcare Program is to regenerate, protect and preserve urban bushland areas within the City of Ryde. 
By becoming a registered Bushcare volunteer you will be:

  • Supporting the environment
  • Meeting new people
  • Gaining new skills and experience
  • Having input in issues concerning bushland areas
  • Improving biodiversity
  • Joining a vibrant team

Bushcare Activities

Bushcare encompasses a wide variety of activities including:

  • Plant identification
  • Woody weed removal
  • Hand weeding
  • Track maintenance
  • Site assessment and monitoring
  • Fauna observations
  • Water quality testing
  • Onsite training

Bushcare Groups

Bushcare Groups are currently working at 20 different sites throughout the City of Ryde.

  • Groups usually meet once a month for a period of two hours in the morning or afternoon
  • Wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, sturdy enclosed shoes, a hat and sunscreen
  • All tools, gloves and training are supplied
  • All you need to bring is yourself and your enthusiasm.

Find out more

Bushcare Sites

Refer to the map below to view current bushcare groups across a number of sites within the local government area.

If you are keen to join a bushcare group, contact Council's Bushcare officer on 9952 8222 or visit Join a Bushcare Group

Map of bushcare sites

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More Information

For more information contact Council's Bushcare Officer on 9952 8222.

Last updated on 17 March 2020