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Matt has taken on the Community Relations role at the region office for a few more months and so Pete Taggart will be filling in for him in the meantime – he can be contacted on the same phone numbers you would contact Matt (9415 3998 ) or by email at peter.taggart@environment.nsw.gov.au

For information about the Bushcare program or courses at the Park, phone Pete on 9415 3998 or 0419 753 806 or click here to email him


Events in short (click on a green item in the list to go to more information)
* indicates latest additions (they may not be at the top)
  When in 2017 What's on
  Many dates   Marramarra NP and Muogamarra NR Bushcare 2017
  25 March Saturday Introduction to Bush Regeneration course
  1 April Saturday Weed identification workshop
  8 April Saturday Introduction to Bush Regeneration course
  Various months  

Bushcare trips for volunteers.
AABR has several projects for volunteers all over the state. Add a bit of sightseeing to some bushcare in a new and different area. Click here to go to the AABR website for details of these trips.

  All year Most Mondays North Shore APS Walks and Talks in Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden Click here for details on the website
  All year alternate Wednesdays 1.30pm Plant Propagation at Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden
  Anytime   Catchment Management Authority Bushcare Exchange Program

Introduction to Bush Regeneration Course

1 day workshop - Saturday 25th March and Saturday 8th April*

These free introductory 1-day workshops include bush regeneration principles, techniques & tools, weed recognition skills, safety in the bush, field demonstrations & an information package for every participant.  Please bring your own lunch. These are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for all new volunteers. The workshop on 25th March will be at Jenkins Hall, while the following one on 8th April is a repeat day hosted by Ryde Council at Field Of Mars Reserve.

Please see the attached flier for more information.


Weed identification workshop

Saturday 1st April

A good follow up to the Introduction to Bush Regeneration workshop, this free 1 day course looks at weed identification, classification and treatment techniques in greater detail.

Recommended for new and existing volunteers.

Please see the attached flier for more information.


Marramarra NP and Muogamarra NR Bushcare 2017

I know many of you have already been regular volunteers with the Bushcare activities at Marramarra National Park and Muogamarra Nature Reserve over recent years. For those that haven’t it’s worth the trip for some bush regeneration with different challenges in some more remote areas of bushland.

Boat transport, tools, on-site training and morning tea are provided. Please bring your lunch, drinking water and practical outdoor clothing. Some of these trips are in partnership with Floating Landcare. Ticks may be present so preventative measures are recommended. Smoking is not permitted in national parks or nature reserves. Activities generally commence 8:30 am. Bookings are essential so contact Tegan Burton on 0419 753 798 or Tegan.burton@environment.nsw.gov.au or go to www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

Sat 25 February – Marramarra Creek, Marramarra

Sat 18 – Sun 19 March – Bushcare Camp, Gentlemans Halt

Sat 29 April – Lott Cottage, Wisemans Ferry

Sat 20 May – Peats Bight, Muogamarra

Thu 8 June – Sunny Corner, Muogamarra

Sat 29 July – Hallstroms Reserve, Muogamarra

Sun 27 August – Peats Bight, Muogamarra

Sun 24 September – Lott Cottage, Wisemans Ferry

Sat 21 October – Gentlemans Halt, Marramarra

Sat 11 November – Milsons Passage, Muogamarra

The weekend Bushcare Camp at Gentlemans Halt, on 18 - 19 March starts at 9 am with boat transport on the Hawkesbury River, returning at 4 pm the following day. All catering will be provided, along with bush regeneration tools and on-site training. A limited amount of camping equipment is available if needed. Numbers are limited (and filling fast!) and booking is essential. Contact Tegan Burton.


Check the Resources page for useful Bushcare information downloads

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