Bushcare volunteers are essential to the continued health of the biodiversity of the GreenWay.
Bushcare volunteers undertake planting, weeding and other tasks required to maintain a Bushcare site.
Volunteers can also become involved in growing plants for planting at Bushcare sites, and administrative and organisational tasks including website maintenance.
- meet new friends
- enjoy learning new skills
- contribute to community spirit
- do something practical for their environment
- enjoy involvement, pride and ownership of your area
- learn about local native plants and animals
- help to improve fauna habitat in the GreenWay corridor
- enjoy spending time out doors ... and
- have fun!
No experience is required, and training is provided. Bushcare groups normally meet once a month on a weekend for approximately 3 hours. We can also arrange Bushcare working bee sessions on weekdays for your community or corporate group.
Local bushcare groups seeking new volunteers:
Inner West Environment Group
The Inner West Environment Group has established six bushcare sites in the GreenWay, and currently maintains three sites in the rail corridor at Dulwich Hill.
Waratah Mills/Pigott St – meets Third Sunday in the month from 9:00 – 12:30. Delicious morning tea provided. Gather at the shed
Johnson Park – meets First and third Wednesday of the month. Meet at Sideways café at 9:30 for friendship and bushcare
Pigott St – Second and forth Fridays of the month. Meet at the gate at the bottom of Pigott St at 9:30 – 11:30
The Cooks River Mudcrabs
The Mudcrabs are a local community group which cares for The Cooks River and its foreshore environment by regularly collecting rubbish and restoring the bush along the Cooks River.
Since 2005, the group has removed more than 3,000 bags of litter from the Cooks River – this is estimated to be more than 500 cubic metres. They have also removed 550 bags of weeds and planted about 7000 native trees and shrubs at bush restoration sites at Rosedale Reserve, Food Ave Hurlstone Park, Ewen Park, Steele Park and Richardson Reserve.
Friends of Ewen Park
Friends of Ewen Park are committed to the balanced use of the resources of Ewen Park by local children and adults - both for passive recreation and organised sport. As well as overseeing the implementation of the Plan of Management for Ewen Park, they are currently working in partnership with the Mudcrabs and Inner West Council to develop a significant riparian vegetation area on the banks of the Cooks River.
GreenWay Bushcare Program
As part of the GreenWay Sustainability Project, the GreenWay Landcare Supervisor runs a program for GreenWay Bushcare, which includes volunteer training, working bees, promotion and volunteer appreciation. If you would like more information about this program and other local groups, or if you are already a member of a community group that would like to ‘adopt’ a Bushcare site,