Bush regeneration is a method of maintaining and improving areas of native vegetation by removing the burden of weeds and encouraging the natural recruitment of native plants. A healthy plant community with minimal weeds is important for many of our native animals.
Gosford City Bushcare is a program that facilitates community involvement in the restoration of bushland managed by Gosford City Council.
The Bushcare program was created in response to the community’s desire to be actively involved in the management of the local environment. Council supports Bushcare groups by providing training, tools, insurance, supervision and technical advice.
While the primary focus of the Bushcare program is bush regeneration, including revegetation, the training of volunteers is also an important aspect of the program. The training opportunities provided through Bushcare include the identification and ecology of plant and animal species; identification and mapping of native and weed species; seed collection and ongoing monitoring of the health of the site.
There is always a new skill to learn or task to be completed suited to everyone’s interests and physical ability. Bushcare is also a great way to meet people who are also passionate about the local environment.
How do I get involved?
The Umina-Ettymalong Creek Landcare group meets every 3rd Sunday of the month from 8.00am to 11.00am at the end of Etta Road at the rear of Umina Oval.
If you are interested, enquiries may be directed to Council’s Buschare Officers:
Telephone: (02) 4325 8222
Fax: (02) 4365 4031