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Who are the Bushcare team?

The Bushcare program has been running since 1989 and is one of the largest of its kind in New South Wales. It's a group of volunteers who restore the bushland, helping to create a better natural environment for current and future generations. They work at more than 100 sites across Hornsby Shire, stretching from Epping in the south to Wisemans Ferry in the north and Brooklyn in the east. 


What do they do?

The main goal of the Bushcare team is to conserve our unique natural ecosystem, promoting native plants and providing habitat for native animals. They transform weed-infested areas into healthy bushland, allowing the natural bush to bounce back.


Upcoming Events

Bushcode Workshop
Saturday 18 March, 9am - 3pm
An essential workshop for anyone wishing to join Council’s Volunteer Bushcare Program. Learn about habitat restoration, bush regeneration techniques and what volunteering is all about.

Book online


Native Plant Giveaway
Saturday 25 March, 2pm - 5pm
Using local native plants in your garden can attract native wildlife, are better suited to the local soil type and require less water than introduced plants.
For ratepayers from all Hornsby Shire Council suburbs.

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Bushcode Workshop
Monday 10 April, 9am - 3pm
An essential workshop for anyone wishing to join Council’s Volunteer Bushcare Program. Learn about habitat restoration, bush regeneration techniques and what volunteering is all about.

Book online


Grasses Workshop
Saturday 6 May, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
A great workshop to fine tune your grass identification skills for both native and exotic species. Suitable for both beginners and experience volunteers.

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Bushcode Refresher Workshop
Monday 15 May, 6pm - 9pm
For existing Bushcare volunteers to renew membership.

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Bushcode Workshop
Monday 3 July, 9am - 3pm
An essential workshop for anyone wishing to join Council’s Volunteer Bushcare Program. Learn about habitat restoration, bush regeneration techniques and what volunteering is all about.

Book online


Bushcode Workshop
Friday 8 September, 9am - 3pm
An essential workshop for anyone wishing to join Council’s Volunteer Bushcare Program. Learn about habitat restoration, bush regeneration techniques and what volunteering is all about.

Book online


Bushcode Refresher Workshop
Wednesday 18 October, 6pm - 9pm
For existing Bushcare volunteers to renew membership.

Book online


Bushcode Workshop
Saturday 25 November, 9am - 3pm
An essential workshop for anyone wishing to join Council’s Volunteer Bushcare Program. Learn about habitat restoration, bush regeneration techniques and what volunteering is all about.

Book online