Bankstown’s natural environment is rich, diverse and unique. It covers an area of approximately 525 hectares and provides a valuable resource for local residents and visitors alike. Our natural environment is important for stabilising soil, improving water quality and providing valuable habitats for our native wildlife. In addition, natural areas are also important for their beauty, and the educational and recreational opportunities they provide.
Bushcare is a volunteer program that encourages residents to get involved in looking after our natural environment. As a community based program, Bushcare is a great way to meet other residents while doing something worthwhile for the environment. You will learn valuable skills, discover more about your local flora and fauna and gain a sense of satisfaction in seeing the rehabilitation of a bushland area.
On average, Bushcare volunteers meet for about three hours each month to improve bushland in local reserves, however, one of the great things about Bushcare is that you choose how many hours you can commit to.
Council supports Bushcare as the program is an integral part of the management of the bushland in Bankstown. Together with the work carried out by Council and contracted bush regenerators, Bushcare volunteers are making a significant contribution to the conservation and management of our valuable bushland areas.
Find out how to become a Bushcare Volunteer
For more information or to get involved, call Council's Bushcare Officer on (02) 9707 9000.