Conservation Volunteering & Tree Planting

Have you ever thought about getting involved to help improve Bathurst’s natural areas? Join Council's Community Environmental Engagement Officer at a community tree planting day or a revegetation maintenance day. Give as much or as little time as you can spare – it all makes a difference to help rehabilitate our local rivers, creeks and woodlands.

Upcoming Community Tree Planting Days

Community Tree Planting Day - Macquarie Wambuul River

Location:     Off Morrisset Street, Bathurst NSW 2795
Time/Date:  10:00am Sunday 28 July 2024

Join us on Sunday 28 July 2024 for National Tree Day and lend a hand to help plant native plants for flying-fox habitat along the banks of the Macquarie Wambuul River.

Commencing at 10 am off Morrisset Street and Zante Lane, downstream of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, the event welcomes adults and kids alike to participate in planting native trees, shrubs, and grasses. The plantings will not only improve the health and function of this much-loved river but will help restore critical roosting habitat for the Little Red Flying-fox and threatened Grey-headed Flying-fox - seasonal visitors to our region!

After the planting activities, Bathurst Regional Council will host a free BBQ lunch for all participants.

The Wambuul Macquarie River Bathurst Flying-fox Camp Habitat Restoration Project is part of the Flying-fox Habitat Restoration Program assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust in association with Local Government NSW, and Bathurst Regional Council.

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Revegetation Maintenance Days

Held most Thursday's and Friday's, help to maintain revegetation sites within Council parks and reserves through weeding, mulching and planting. Contact Bill Josh on 0407 256 791 for park locations as they vary week to week.

Further Details

No experience is needed and all plants and equipment are provided. Please bring water, sunscreen, and a hat and wear suitable shoes, and clothing for being outdoors. To ensure safe hygiene practices we ask that you please bring along your own gardening gloves. Council will provide hand washing facilities. The event will go ahead in light rain, so please bring a raincoat if required. All children must be accompanied and supervised by an adult carer.

For further information and/or to register please contact Bill Josh on 0407 256 791 (Community Environmental Engagement Officer) or Kristie Kearney (Environmental Programs Coordinator) on (02) 6333 6233 or email