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 Spring Community Tree Planting Days (subject to COVID-19 restrictions)
Event: National Threatened Species Day - Flying Fox Habitat Tree Planting Day (rescheduled from March 2020)
Location: Macquarie River off Zante Lane and Morrissett Street, Bathurst Time/Date: 10am Sunday 6th September 2020
Event: Hereford Street Open Space Community Tree Planting Day
Location: Kelso side of the Macquarie River 300m north of the Hereford Street Bridge Time/Date: 10am Sunday 20th September 2020
Event: Links Place Drainage Reserve Community Tree Planting Day
Location: Accessible via Links Place and Boundary Road, Robin Hill Time/Date: 10am Sunday 11th October 2020
Event: Hawthornden Creek Jaques Park Community Tree Planting Day
Location: Alma Street side of Hawthornden Creek, Jaques Park, South Bathurst Time/Date: 10am Sunday 25th October 2020
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.
Due to COVID Safe Guidelines, numbers are strictly limited and volunteers must register prior to these activities. 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.
To minimise community spread by non-participants, volunteers will be required to register prior to the activity. ‘Roll-ups’ are not permitted. Advanced registration will allow for information relating to COVID-19 protocols to be disseminated and health and safety information to be collected from all volunteers.
Image courtesy of Ken Smith Sofala CAS 2019