Moreton Bay Region Bushcare is a Council program that provides the community with opportunities to learn more about our environment and participate in hands on conservation and restoration activities.
Bushcare is a partnership between Council and the community in caring for the region’s natural environment.
Volunteer Bushcare groups are active throughout the Moreton Bay region.
You can play a role in protecting and improving your local bushland, wetlands and waterways by participating in fun and interesting activities that aim to conserve and protect the local environment.
It’s a great way to meet people with similar interests and goals, make new friends, meet your neighbours and have a great time!
Most working bees occur on weekends, though some are held during the week. How much time you spend volunteering depends on you - give as much or as little time as you can spare. It all makes a difference.
Activities can be tailored to suit your abilities - it’s not all hard work!
View upcoming bushcare activities [PDF 80KB].
- Plant & weed identification
- Encouraging natural regeneration
- Tree planting
- Habitat creation
Please ensure you're wearing protective clothing (long sleeves and long pants are recommended), suitable footwear, bring plenty of water; wear a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent if necessary.
Council provides tools and equipment, plants, mulch and refreshments. Bushcare Volunteers receive newsletters, invitations to social events and are also offered a variety of training courses throughout the year.
If you are interested in attending activities or would like to start a Bushcare group in your area please contact Council's Bushcare Officers on (07) 3205 0555.
Volunteering with bushcare
There are 60 sites throughout the Moreton Bay region where Bushcare activities occur. Depending on your availability, there are weekly and monthly working bees.
As a community based program, Bushcare is a great way to meet other residents while doing something worthwhile for the environment and your community. You will have the opportunity to work the hours that suit you plus gain a sense of satisfaction in seeing your contribution to the rehabilitation of a bushland area.
The Bushcare program is an integral part of the management of bushland reserves and is helping to conserve and manage our valuable bushland areas.
Typical duties include:
- Tree planting
- Erosion control
- Rubbish removal
- Weed removal & control
As a volunteer, you will also have the opportunity to participate in community education programs, training workshops, information sessions and social activities.
Council’s bushcare officer will provide you with all of the information, equipment and training you will need to become a valuable Bushcare volunteer.