Bushcare

The Cross Street Reserve provides a vital habitat link to the bushland in the valley below and a convenient recreation areas enjoyed by many local residents. A group of residents supported by Blue Mountains City Council have formed a bushcare group to protect and maintain this reserve together with the land near the tennis courts in Rickard Road. The group is happy to welcome new members interested in helping preserve local bushland and meeting or catching up with local residents.

When and Where

We meet at 2pm on the 4th Saturday of each month either at the northern entry to the Cross Street Reserve or near the Guides Hall car park off Rickard Road.

Contacts

For more information please contact: Allan Bewley on 4753 6096 or Steve Barratt on 4753 6339.

Landcare

The Long Angle Landcare group was established with the support of the Blue Mountains City Council to minimise the sedimentation of the creek and to remove weeds from the valley. The valley is an area of great scenic beauty, pristine creeks and diverse flora and fauna. The group is happy to welcome new members interested in helping preserve local bushland and meeting or catching up with local residents.

When and Where

We meet at 1pm on the 1st Saturday of each month either at the gate at the end of Rickard Road. Transport to the work site will be provided from this meeting area.

Contacts

For more information please contact: Karleen Waldron on 0428512305 or Steve Barratt on 4753 6339.


Events 2015

JANUARY

Bushcare: THIS SATURDAY, 24th January at 8:00am – 10:00am: Bird walk in the Deanei. Meet at Lawson Road, Springwood. Limited numbers so please RSVP to the Bushcare officer (phone: 4780 5528 Email: bushcare@bmcc.nsw.gov.au).

Also THIS SATURDAY at 2pm: Cross Street Bushcare will hold the annual bushwalk and picnic. Meet at the Reserve. Bring plenty of water and any other favourite drinks and treats for the picnic. Contact: Steve Barratt on 4753 6339 for details;


FEBRUARY

Streamwatch: SATURDAY 7TH February at 11am: Streamwatch Group meets at the gates to the Rickard Road fire trail. Contact Steve Barratt on 4753 6339;

Landcare: Also SATURDAY 7TH February at 1.00pm: Long Angle Landcare, working bee meet at the fire trail gates. Contact: Karleen Waldron on 4753 6636 or 04 2851 2305;


MARCH

Bushcare/Landcare: SATURDAY 14TH March at 12 noon: Annual volunteers picnic at Megalong Valley;

Fitzgeralds Catchment Group: FRIDAY 20TH March at 5pm: Meeting at the bushfire station. We need to plan our activities for the coming year. Contact: Steve Barratt on 4753 6339 or Karleen Waldron on 4753 6636 or 04 2851 2305.

Cross Street Bushcare: SATURDAY, 28th, March at 2pm; Will meet at the Sports Common carpark. Contact Steve Barratt on Ph: 4753 6339


APRIL

Long Angle Landcare: SATURDAY 4th April at 1pm; Working bee. Meet at the fire trail gates. Contact Karleen Waldron on Ph: 4753 6636 or 0428 512 305;

Streamwatch Group: SUNDAY 12th April at 9am: Meeting at the gates to the Rickard Road fire trail. Contact: Steve Barratt on 4753 6339.


JUNE

Streamwatch Group: SATURDAY 6th June at 9am: Meets at the gates to the Rickard Road fire trail. Contact Steve Barratt on 4753 6339;

Long Angle Landcare: SATURDAY 6th June at 1pm: Working bee - meet at the fire trail gates. Contact: Karleen Waldron on 4753 6636 or 04 2851 2305

Fitzgeralds Catchment Group: FRIDAY 19th June at 5pm: Meeting at the bushfire station. Contact: Steve Barratt on 4753 6339 or Karleen Waldron on 4753 6636 or 04 2851 2305.


JULY

Streamwatch Group: SATURDAY 4th July at 9.30am: Meets at the gates to the Rickard Road fire trail. Contact Steve Barratt on 4753 6339;

Long Angle Landcare: SATURDAY 4th July at 1pm: Working bee - meet at the fire trail gates. Contact: Karleen Waldron on 4753 6636 or 04 2851 2305


AUGUST

Bushcare: SATURDAY 29th August, 8.30am - 3pm: Bushcare Network Conference to be held at Lawson. For more information go to: http://bushcarenetwork.bushcarebluemountains.org.au


SEPTEMBER

Streamwatch Group: SATURDAY 5th September at 9am: Meets at the gates to the Rickard Road fire trail. Contact: Steve Barratt on 4753 6339;

Long Angle Landcare: SATURDAY 5th September at 1pm: Working bee meets at the fire trail gates. Contact: Karleen Waldron on 4753 6636 or 04 2851 2305;

Fitzgerald Catchment Group: FRIDAY 18th September at 5pm: Meeting at the bushfire station. Contact: Steve Barratt on 4753 6339 or Karleen Waldron on 4753 6636 or 04 2851 2305;

Fitzgerald Catchment Group: SATURDAY 26th September all day event: Joint Catchment Group work at the Long Angle Creek Melaleuca swamp. Contact: Steve Barratt on 4753 6339 or Karleen Waldron on 4753 6636 or 04 2851 2305;