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.


Revegetation Maintenance Days

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


Upcoming Autumn Community Tree Planting Days (subject to COVID-19 restrictions)

Event: Macquarie River Community Tree Planting Day

Location: Kefford Street Nursery Open Space, Kefford Street, Bathurst       Time/Date: 10am Sunday 28th February 2021


Event: Queen Charlotte Vale Creek Community Tree Planting Day

Location: Off Alpha Street Levee (adjacent to Proctor Park- 'Police Paddock'), Bathurst       Time/Date: 10am Sunday 14th March 2021

The Queen Charlotte Vale Creek Royal Rehabilitation Treatment Project is proudly supported by the NSW Environmental Trust and Bathurst Regional Council.


Event: Macquarie River Community Tree Planting Day

Location: Kefford Street Nursery Open Space, Kefford Street, Bathurst        Time/Date: 10am Sunday 28th March 2021


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 hygience 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 or Kristie Kearney (Environmental Programs Coordinator) on (02) 6333 6233 or email.


COVID Safe Guidelines

The Community Tree Planting Days and Revegetation Maintainance 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.

Sml Volunteers getting their hands dirty tree planting

 Image courtesy of Ken Smith Sofala CAS 2019