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  • Rock Eye by Hamid Jahanian
    Thursday 30 March, 9am - 12.30pm
    Whale Rock Circuit Walk

    This interesting walk in the upper section of Lane Cove National Park showcases a rich variety of flora and fauna as it crosses Byles Creek and Devlins Creek.
    Distance: 5km
    Grade: 3

    FULLY BOOKED

  • Native Bee by Noel Rosten
    Saturday 1 April, 1pm
    Native Bee Talk

    How important are bees to our survival? What can we do to protect bee populations in Australia? Hear Megan Haulcroft answer these questions and more.

  • dog
    Saturday 1 April, 10am - 11.30am
    Four Legged Friend Walk

    Clip on your loyal four legged friend’s leash and join in on this lovely walk within Fagan Park.
    Distance: 2km
    Grade: 2

  • Worm farming
    Sunday 2 April, 10am
    Compost and Worm Farming workshop

    Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste.

    Fully booked, please call 9847 4856 or email waste@hornsby.nsw.gov.au to be added to the waiting list.

  • Cluttered storage area
    Tuesday 4 April, 6.30pm
    Less Mess

    Do you have cupboards bulging, a garage that’s overflowing or general clutter and mess you’d like to tame? Join Susanne Thiebe from Less Mess for a workshop to help you conquer clutter.

  • After the rain - Janie News
    Sunday 9 April, 9am - 12.30pm
    Nature Photography Bushwalk

    Love taking photos outdoors but not quite getting the results you’d hoped for? Then come along for this fun and interactive day out in both the bush and classroom.
    Distance: 1.5km
    Grade: 2

  • Carrs Bush
    Monday 10 April, 9am - 3pm
    Bushcode Workshop

    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.

  • Hawkesbury River aerial photo
    Saturday 22 April, 9am - 1pm
    Waratah Bay Bushwalk

    From the top of the ridge this walk descends down a narrow walking track to Waratah Bay on the quiet waters of Cowan Creek.
    Distance: 4km
    Grade: 3

  • Crop and Swap
    Saturday 29 April, 10am - 11am
    Crop and Swap

    Do you find yourself with an excess of fruit, herbs, flowers or eggs? Join our swap! No money is involved, it's simply a swap of excess food items.

  • Boardwalk - Crosslands by Francis Keogh
    Sunday 30 April, 9am - 12pm
    Estuary Bushwalk Crosslands

    This easy walk is aimed at showcasing the diversity of the estuary environment in Berowra Creek; both in the salt water conditions upstream of Crosslands Reserve and into the freshwater reaches towards Galston Gorge.
    Distance: 6km
    Grade: 3

  • Worm farming
    Thursday 4 May, 9.30am
    Compost and Worm Farming workshop

    Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste. Compost improves your garden soil, saves space in your red or green bin and saves you money.

  • Echidna Kids
    Thursday 4 May, 10am - 11.30am
    Echidna Kids Bushwalk - pram friendly

    This special bush discovery walk is tailored for preschool children aged three to five years old, exploring the Mambara Track at Pennant Hills.
    Distance: 800m
    Grade: 1

  • Chickens
    Friday 5 May, 10.30am
    Backyard Chicken Workshop

    Thinking about getting chooks? You’ll love them! They give so much and don’t ask for much in return. Learn how to keep them safe and happy and get the most out of your friendly feathered friends at your place.

  • Groundcovers
    Saturday 6 May, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
    Grasses Workshop

    A great workshop to fine tune your grass identification skills for both native and exotic species. Suitable for both beginners and experience volunteers.

  • kimbriki and ecogarden
    Wednesday 10 May, 9am
    Kimbriki Tour and Garden Talk

    On the tour of the Kimbriki site you will see how your green waste is transformed into a usable garden product. We will then stop at the Eco Garden and hear a short talk on eco gardening.

  • Wednesday 10 May, 5.30pm to 8pm
    Wildlife Spotlighting Activity

    A special event to showcase the secretive world of our local nocturnal animals and discover what they get up to when the rest of us are getting to sleep.
    Distance: 3km
    Grade: 3

  • Carrs Bush
    Monday 15 May, 6pm - 9pm
    Bushcode Refresher Workshop

    For existing Bushcare volunteers to renew membership.

  • Australian money
    Friday 19 May, 9am
    'Bring your Bills' Day

    St Vincent de Paul, Hornsby Shire Council and the Energy and Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON) have joined together to hold a free event to help consumers with bills, housing, health, legal and finances issues.

  • View of Berowra Waters
    Sunday 21 May, 9am - 1pm
    Djarra Ridge Bushwalk

    This long walk will traverse a large loop around the southern section of Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Highlights of the walk include many species of threatened flora and a wide diversity of tree species.
    Distance: 8km
    Grade: 4

  • Bottlebrush by Janie News
    Saturday 27 May, 9am - 12pm
    Westleigh Loop

    This walk will look at the Hornsby diatreme in relation to geology, place in the landscape and resultant vegetation and compare it with Hawkesbury sandstone geology and vegetation.
    Distance: 5km
    Grade: 3

  • Non toxic cleaning workshop
    Friday 2 June, 10.30am
    The Great Cleaning Rethink

    Come along to this hands-on workshop to get easy and inexpensive tips on how to use non toxic alternatives in your home.

  • Hornsby Shire Environment Festival
    Saturday 3 June, 11am
    Hornsby Shire Environment Festival

    This year the picnic area of Upper McKell Park in Brooklyn overlooking the picturesque Hawkesbury River is the location to celebrate World Environment Day 2017.

  • Electricity bill
    Monday 5 June, 10am
    Energy Made Easy

    Do you dread opening your electricity bill every quarter? Join us and become more aware of what you are paying each quarter and go home with easy, low cost tips to reduce your electricity usage.

  • Recycling sorting plant
    Monday 5 June, 9am
    Recycling Tour

    Ever wondered what happens to the mix of materials in your yellow bin? Come on a tour of the Materials Recycling Facility and find out how your paper is sorted from your plastic containers.

  • Carrs Bush
    Monday 3 July, 9am - 3pm
    Bushcode Workshop

    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.

  • Non toxic cleaning workshop
    Saturday 22 July, 10am
    Non Toxic Cleaning Workshop

    Come along to this hands-on workshop to get easy and inexpensive tips on how to use non toxic alternatives in your home.

  • kimbriki and ecogarden
    Tuesday 8 August, 9am
    Kimbriki Tour and Garden Talk

    On the tour of the Kimbriki site you will see how your green waste is transformed into a usable garden product. We will then stop at the Eco Garden and hear a short talk on eco gardening.

  • Sunday 20 August, 7.30am - 12.30pm
    Free chipping for mulch - Mount Kuring-gai

    Bring along your garden prunings and branches to our free chipping service and take home free mulch.

  • Recycling sorting plant
    Wednesday 23 August, 9am
    Recycling Tour

    Ever wondered what happens to the mix of materials in your yellow bin? Come on a tour of the Materials Recycling Facility and find out how your paper is sorted from your plastic containers.

  • Worm farming
    Tuesday 29 August, 9.30am
    Compost and Worm Farming Workshop

    Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste. Compost improves your garden soil, saves space in your red or green bin and saves you money.

  • Carrs Bush
    Friday 8 September, 9am - 3pm
    Bushcode Workshop

    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.

  • Sunday 17 September, 7.30am - 12.30pm
    Free chipping for mulch - Westleigh

    Bring along your garden prunings and branches to our free chipping service and take home free mulch.

  • Sunday 15 October, 7.30am - 12.30pm
    Free chipping for mulch - Mount Kuring-gai

    Bring along your garden prunings and branches to our free chipping service and take home free mulch.

  • kimbriki and ecogarden
    Tuesday 17 October, 9am
    Kimbriki Tour and Garden Talk

    On the tour of the Kimbriki site you will see how your green waste is transformed into a usable garden product. We will then stop at the Eco Garden and hear a short talk on eco gardening.

  • Carrs Bush
    Wednesday 18 October, 6pm - 9pm
    Bushcode Refresher Workshop

    For existing Bushcare volunteers to renew membership.

  • Worm farming
    Friday 27 October, 9.30am
    Compost and Worm Farming Workshop

    Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste. Compost improves your garden soil, saves space in your red or green bin and saves you money.

  • Worm farming
    Saturday 4 November, 10am
    Compost and Worm Farming workshop

    Composting is a fun and easy way to recycle your garden and kitchen waste. Compost improves your garden soil, saves space in your red or green bin and saves you money.

  • Recycling sorting plant
    Thursday 16 November, 9am
    Recycling Tour

    Ever wondered what happens to the mix of materials in your yellow bin? Come on a tour of the Materials Recycling Facility and find out how your paper is sorted from your plastic containers.

  • Sunday 19 November, 7.30am - 12.30pm
    Free chipping for mulch - Galston

    Bring along your garden prunings and branches to our free chipping service and take home free mulch.

  • Carrs Bush
    Saturday 25 November, 9am - 3pm
    Bushcode Workshop

    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.

  • Sunday 10 December, 7.30am - 12.30pm
    Free chipping for mulch - Mount Kuring-gai

    Bring along your garden prunings and branches to our free chipping service and take home free mulch.

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