Valley of the Waters bushcare
Katoomba area in Blue Mountains National Park
Are you a Blue Mountains local, a keen gardener, and want to protect the environment? Volunteer with the Valley of the Waters bushcare group at Wentworth Falls. Help restore threatened plant species.
- Bush regeneration, weed and pest management
2nd Saturday of every month, 9am to 12pm
- Medium. Suitable for adults and teens 16 years and over. Medium level of fitness required. Volunteer activities happen on uneven terrain, along a creek bed. There is an unsealed walking path and some steep hills and steps.
When you volunteer, you’ll help protect the catchment of Valley of the Waters Creek and Wentworth Falls. You'll also enjoy the fresh air and stunning views over the valley and beyond as you work.
You’ll be restoring a Blue Mountains National Park upland swamp (an endangered ecological community). The swamp is potential habitat for 2 threatened animal species: the giant dragonfly and the Blue Mountains water skink. You'll learn about its unique aspects and the values of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. You’ll also protect several threatened plant species by treating high priority invasive weeds.
Come along and meet new people from the local community. No specific skills or experience are necessary. You'll be trained and supervised throughout. A passion for the native plants and wildlife of the Blue Mountains and a willingness to get in amongst the weeds are all you need.
Morning tea is provided, as well as all tools and equipment. Bring a day pack, personal first aid kit, gum boots if working in the creek and a thermos (tea/coffee).
- in the Katoomba area of Blue Mountains National Park in the Sydney and surrounds region
Katoomba area is always open but some locations may close at times due to maintenance, poor weather or fire danger.