Bushcare Volunteers

Mosman Bushcare

Bushcare is an environmental program supported by Mosman Council that encourages the community to participate in the protection and restoration of remnant urban bushland.

Mosman has approximately 39 hectares of bushland that provides a wide variety of habitat for native wildlife.

If you’d like to volunteer, no experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and an interest in the preservation of our unique natural heritage. The amount of time you give is up to you – volunteers can be flexible with their participation in the program.

Bushcare groups

Bushcare activities involve:

  • Regeneration of bushland areas by removing weeds.
  • Maintaining areas that have been weeded to encourage and assist native plant regrowth.
  • Protecting, restoring and creating habitat for native fauna.
  • Replanting with appropriate indigenous species when required.
  • Other activities such as bank stabilisation if required on your site.

The benefits of being a Bushcare volunteer include:

  • The satisfaction of restoring an area of degraded bushland.
  • Learning about ecology, plants and wildlife.
  • Learning about weed removal techniques (“know-how” that you can use in your own garden).
  • Connecting with your neighbours and like-minded people in the community.
  • Physical exercise and fresh air.

Mosman Council supports the Bushcare program by providing:

  • A fully qualified supervisor to work with volunteers, to train them in bushland regeneration techniques and weed and native plant identification.
  • Site planing and technical advice.
  • All tools and gloves.
  • Native plants propagated from local seed.
  • Green waste removal.
  • Extra site support that may be needed.
  • Various activities throughout the year such as training and excursions.
  • A quarterly newsletter with the latest information on Mosman Council’s Bushcare Program.

Contact Council’s Bushcare Officer if you have any questions.

Individual Bushcare program

Mosman Council also supports an ‘Individual’ Bushcare program where residents that live immediately next to bushland can work on Council land. The Bushcare Officer will write a site assessment plan for your site, periodically check up on you and provide assistance such as plants and materials that you may need. Contact Council’s Bushcare Officer for more information.

If you and your neighbours would like to start your own Bushcare group, Council is here to help you. You will need at least 6 willing and able people and an area where you would all like to work. Contact Council’s Bushcare Officer for more information.

Become a Bushcare volunteer

If you are interested in becoming a Bushcare volunteer, please contact Mosman Community Volunteer Coordinator:

  • Ryan Mouthaan, Volunteers Support Officer, email or phone 9978 4126

Click here to see the Bushcare volunteer job description:

More information about the Bushcare program

Any questions, please contact Mosman Bushcare on 02 9978 4038 or by email.

Bushland Matters newsletter

A seasonal publication about flora and fauna, and bushcare activities relevant to Mosman bushland.