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 (subject to COVID-19 restrictions)

Wambuul Macquarie River Community Tree Planting Day

Location: Baillie Street Open Space Reserve (next to Sydney Road, Evans Bridge)       Time/Date:  10:00am Sunday 26 February 2023

 Evans Bridge 26 2 2023

Hawthornden Creek Community Tree Planting Day

Location: Jaques Park South Bathurst       Time/Date:  10:00am Sunday 26 March 2023

 Jaques Park 26 3 2023

Queen Charlotte's Vale Creek Community Tree Planting Day

Location: Off Alpha Street Levee, Bathurst (corner of Police Paddock and Proctor Park)       Time/Date:  10:00am Sunday 30 April 2023

 QCVC 30 4 2023

Jordan Creek Community Tree Planting Day

Location: Links Place Drainage Reserve, off Boundary Road, Robin Hill      Time/Date:  10:00am Sunday 28 May 2023

 Links Place 28 5 2023

Wambuul Macquarie River Community Tree Planting Day

Location: Rankens Bridge - O'Keefe Park (Ego Bridge), Abercrombie       Time/Date:  10:00am Sunday 25 June 2023

 Rankens Bridge OKeefe Park 25 6 2023

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.


COVID Safe Guidelines

The Community Tree Planting Days and Revegetation Maintenance Days are subject to COVID-19 restrictions and will follow all COVID Safe guidelines as outlined in Bathurst Regional Council's COVID-19 Management Plan for Councils Community & Schools Environmental Conservation Volunteer Program

Staff or volunteers who are feeling unwell, are showing signs of COVID-19, have recently returned from overseas travel or think they may have been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, are not to participate in any activity delivered by Bathurst Regional Council and should monitor their health and seek medical attention.