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Targeting the noxious weed - Madeira Vine in Bushland Park

 

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Weed removal, Cope Street bushcare group

 

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Revegetation project at Dorritt Street
 
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Follow up weeding at Tennyson Park
 
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Clearing the sandstone rocks of noxious weeds at Fox St
 
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Always a fun social gathering at Upper Stringybark Creek on Sundays
 
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Some of our volunteers at our first meeting at Osborne Park

Bushcare in Lane Cove

 

Track Maintenace Group

This group gets to explore the many bush tracks in Lane Cove - visiting a different reserve each month. Join Council's Bush Regenerator and help to maintain tracks with light prunning, clearing drains and reporting on any larger maintenance required.  Make wildlife observations and learn your local flora.   

DETAILS:
Meets on the 1st Saturday of the month.
1.00pm – 4.00pm
Meet: Location changes each month.  Contact the Bushcare Officer for further details.

Bushland Park

One of Lane Cove's larger bushland areas, this area is a part of the National Estate due to the presence of a threatened ecological community of Hygrophoraceae fungi. It also contains a diverse vegetation community through which Gore Creek flows. The Bushcare group here works at several different sites, rotating each month, tackling areas of weed infestation in this lovely remnant bushland.

DETAILS:
Meets on the 4th Saturday of the month.
1.00pm – 4.00pm
Meet at the bush entrance next to 24 Ronald Ave, Greenwich

Dorritt St

In 2002, two groups formed to start their bushcare work at this site, with great results to date. A creek flows through this site, underneath a canopy of Turpentine and Peppermint Gum. The Saturday group focuses on the bushland area at the corner of Dorritt St and Phoenix St and on the opposite side of the creek. The Monday group has now closed due to low numbers.  The group worked along the slope adjacent to Phoenix St.

DETAILS:
The Saturday group meets on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
1.00pm – 4.00pm
Meet at the bush track entry near the corner of Dorritt St and Phoenix St, Lane Cove.

Osborne Park

This group work in a lovely bushland site underneath beautiful Sydney Red Gums and Turpentines. This site will respond very well to bush regeneration, particularly once the woody weeds are gone. It promises to show some exciting results!

DETAILS:
Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month.
9.00am – 12 noon
Meet outside 78 Osborne Rd, Lane Cove, near the cul-de-sac.

 

Tennyson Park
This group works in a lovely remnant bushland area with Sydney Red Gums, Blackbutts and Turpentines dominating the tree tops. Tannery Creek runs through the centre of the reserve and there is a lot of bird life found here. Sections of the reserve suffer from minor to heavy weed infestation and the Bushcare group has contributed greatly to environmental improvements near the Best St entrance in particular.

DETAILS:
Meet on the 2nd Saturday of the month.
9.00am – 12 noon
Meet at the Best St entrance to the reserve.

 

Upper Stringybark Creek

There are two groups working along the upper reaches of Stringybark Creek. This site contains Lane Cove's only area of Blue Gum High Forest, with several magnificent Sydney Blue Gums dominating the tree canopy. The groups are tackling heavy weed infestation at the top part of the creek and have made some great progress to date.

DETAILS:
The Saturday group meets on the 4th Saturday of the month.
9.00am – 12 noon
Meet at the dead end of Murray St, Lane Cove.

Regeneration X
Also working along Upper Stringybark Creek is the Regeneration X Bushcare group which formed in August 2005. This new group is ideal for the younger generation to get involved in a practical environmental project as well as being a great social network!

DETAILS:

The Regeneration X group meets on the 4th Sunday of every month
1.00pm – 4.00pm
Meet at the dead end of Murray St. Lane Cove.

 

Warraroon Reserve

This group is the first Bushare group for Riverview and formed in late 2011. Warraroon has had Bush Regenerators working in it for over 40 years. Volunteers can now help contribute to the protection and enhancement of this beautiful Bushland.

DETAILS:

The group meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month
9.00am – 12 noon
Meet at opposite 28 Dettman Ave, entrance to Warrraroon Reserve.

 

Burns Bay

This is a small area of bush along the foreshore of Burns Bay. The group are working under a canopy of Angophora targeting a common coastal weed - asparagus fern as well as other weed species. Discoveries of native grasses and ferns are being made as the weeds are removed.

DETAILS:
Currently in hiatus - contact the Bushcare Co-ordinator for more details.

For more information or to join Bushcare, simply contact the Bushcare Co-ordinator on 9911 3579 or email bushcare@lanecove.nsw.gov.au