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Get involved in Bushcare
Bushwalks in Lane Cove
Backyard Habitat Program

Bush Kids

(activities for children)

Sustainability tips


Southern Leaf-tailed Gecko, a shy nocturnal creature


Exploring Batten Reserve


Mountain Devil, a Sydney sandstone plant species

aboriginalwalkjan06webphoto_000.jpgExploring rock shelters with an indigenous guide

bushcaretrainingwebpic_001.jpgLearning to identify common weeds and native plants at the Bushcare training workshop

gompholobiumlatifoliumwebpic_001.jpgGompholobium latifolium - a local species from the Fabaceae family


Walks and Talks


Please be aware the events listed are subject to ongoing NSW health advice and current COVID-19 restrictions. Council will notify booked participants by email if the advertised event is modified or cancelled. 


Tree Planting @ Tambourine Bay
Sunday 26 June, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Tambourine Bay Reserve, Riverview
Bookings essential: Book online
Join us for a morning of planting seedlings and caring for the bush at this peaceful location. Enjoy some time outside with friendly faces in an activity that’s good for you and good for nature. No experience needed and all equipment and guidance provided by Council.

Tree Planting @ Burns Bay 
Sunday 26 June, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Burns Bay Reserve, Riverview
Bookings essential: Book online
Enjoy the outdoors and get busy planting native seedlings in this green corridor, a great way to support the local wildlife. All welcome, no previous experience necessary as Council provides all the guidance and gear you need.


Waterbug Blitz
Saturday 2 July, 9:00am – 11:00am
Community Nursery, Lane Cove West
Bookings essential: Book online 
Grab a dip net and magnifying glass and join in the Water Bug Blitz to discover which aquatic creatures are living in our creeks! These tiny creatures are great indicators of waterway health, so any water bugs you collect will provide useful information about our creeks. A great Citizen Science program for all the family to be involved with! All equipment and guidance provided by Council. For more information contact Jim Casimir on 9911 3579. RSVP essential. 

National Tree Day
Saturday 31 July, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Burns Bay Reserve, Kooyong Road, Riverview
Bookings essential: For more information and to book: Planetark National Tree Day 

Support local wildlife by helping to plant hundreds of native shrubs and groundcovers at this community tree planting day. These native seedlings will grow to provide habitat as well as a location for wildlife rescue volunteers to source natural food for the injured native animals in their care. Bring the family and enjoy the outdoors, with a free BBQ for all tree-planters. 

To ensure our face-to-face activities are COVID-19 safe, numbers to these activities are strictly limited. We will also be physically distancing on site and hand sanitiser will be provided. Please do not attend on the day if you are feeling unwell or have any cold/flu symptoms.  

HarbourCare is Council's volunteer program aimed at collecting litter before it is lost into the waterways and harbour. To find out more about upcoming Clean Up Kayak Trips and other information, visit

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Events & Activities are updated throughout the year so check back here regularly for new information.​

Unless otherwise specified, please contact the Bushland Interpretation Officer either via telephone (02) 9911 3566 or email for more information about upcoming events and activities.

The Aboriginal Heritage Office runs aboriginal cultural and educational events in the North Sydney area. Visit their website:

Lane Cove Bush Kids (Activities for children) provides fun outdoor nature-based activities for children aged 2 - 5 years! Keep up to date with Lane Cove Bush Kids activities. Families that are members of Lane Cove Bushland & Conservation Society receive two free family vouchers each year of membership.  To find out more, go to Lane Cove Bushland & Conservation Society web page.