Lane Cove Bushcare

Bushcare Program 2018

  • YEAR: 2018
  • STATE: New South Wales
  • FOCUS AREAS: Healing our Land/SDG 15: Life on Land

To support the Lane Cove National Park’s volunteer programs, FNPW provided valuable funding to replenish resources for the Lane Cove Bush Care Program, enabling them to purchase additional bush regeneration kits, gloves, herbicide and herbicide applicators, weed bags, and tree planting equipment.

FNPW support

This project was funded through generous donations from FNPW supporters across Australia and beyond.

Project overview

Volunteer groups are a valuable resource for facilitating bushland rehabilitation in Lane Cove National Park in Sydney. They include corporate volunteers, community groups, and local residents. However, tools and equipment are essential for the volunteers to be able to make their important contribution.

1,097 plants were also purchased from a nearby nursery, to supplement those grown in the NPWS nursery. Plants from local native nurseries are vital for enabling more volunteer programs to take place, while allowing for a greater diversity of species to be used across revegetation projects.

FNPW funds also meant that the NPWS nursery could build capacity for in house production, by paying for more seed raising pots, plant labels, and new laser light roofing sheets to replace leaking panels over the propagation area.

“Community Tree Planting Days are a useful way to recruit new volunteers and engage with neighbours, while also helping with the rehabilitation of degraded areas and restoring habitat”.

Matt Springall, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

Project Outcomes:

  • Bush regeneration in Lane Cove National park, supporting volunteers has been completed at River Ave, Pages Creek, Mars Creek, and Tunks Hill.
  • Bush regeneration trailer has been resprayed/repaired  and new stickers purchased
  • Bush regeneration training – introduction to bushcare for new volunteers conducted in June
  • Plants purchased for tree planting
  • Bush regeneration tools and equipment purchased
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY

FNPW supports projects across Australia. In the spirit of reconciliation we acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

PROGRESS OF THIS PROJECT

The project was completed in 2019.

This project was funded by FNPW in 2018.

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PROJECT PARTNERS

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service is the lead organisation for this project.

Further information about our project partner can be found on their website:

www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au

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