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 Evans Bridge Community Tree Planting Day

Location: Baillie Street Open Space Reserve next to Evans Bridge, Bathurst       Time/Date:  10:00am Sunday 22 May 2022

 Community Tree Planting Poster Evans Bridge 22 5 2022











Wambuul Macquarie River Hereford Street Open Space Reserve Community Tree Planting Day

Location: Hereford Street Open Space Reserve       Time/Date:  10:00am Sunday 19 June 2022

Community Tree Planting Poster Hereford Street 19 6 2022











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.