Bushcare is a group of community volunteers that work with Council to assist in the protection and enhancement of natural areas within the Strathfield Local Government Area.

Bushcare is great fun, and provides an opportunity for volunteers to make a positive contribution towards the conservation of our natural environment and meet other like-minded community members.

As a community based program, participation is open to anyone wishing volunteer on a casual basis.

Bushcare volunteers generally meet on a monthly basis for 3 hours on a Saturday morning in selected local reserves or parks. Council also works with special interest groups and schools to hold major tree planting events during the year such as National Tree Day.

Bushcare is held once a month on a Saturday morning. 

Council currently supports Bushcare groups working at:

  • Mason Park Wetlands at Homebush, a remnant saltmarsh, mangrove forest and habitat to international and native migratory wader birds.
  • Cox's Creek Reserve at Greenacre, a pocket of the endangered vegetation community the Cooks River Clay Plain Scrub Forest and habitat for the Green and Golden Bell-Frog.
  • Maria Reserve, Strathfield South, is part of corridor of native plants that Strathfield Council and other Councils are planting along the Cooks River Foreshores.

To participate in Bushcare, please fill in the volunteer application form.

For further information contact Council on 9748 9999.