Aug 16 2016
Hillside Native Food Forest Landcare will be hosting a working bee on Saturday the 27th of August.
Be sure to get down to the site next to the Kiama Community Garden to help out with some weeding and site maintenance.
The group recently planted over 100 new trees, shrubs and ground covers for “National Tree Day” with the […]
Mar 01 2016
With the help of Conservation Volunteers Australia and bush regeneration contractors, our Project Officer, Richard Scarborough has guided successful activities which have seen weeds removed from the site, and the slow replacement of native ground covers to the understorey of the forest.
Works commenced back in 2012 removing large stands of lantana, moth vine, wild tobacco, […]
Mar 01 2016
The site is a steep slope under two large figs that was weedy and unloved. The Landcare group is restoring the rainforest species under one of the figs and creating an edible forest of local Illawarra and regional native plants under the other.
The site’s proximity to the Kiama Community Garden prompted the creation of a […]
Feb 29 2016
We all know pollination is important right? But HOW important? Well Ms Gilpin pointed out that approximately 80% of all plant species on earth need pollination in order to reproduce. And as if this wasn’t enough to highlight the importance, she then went on to state that 75% of our food crops require pollination, and […]
Feb 29 2016
Before conservation I was an aged care nurse. I found being a nurse was very rewarding and satisfying although at times very emotional. I decided I needed a change but I still wanted to have a job with just as much meaning. I come from a long line of plant lovers (my last name is […]
Feb 29 2016
Founded on the Gold Coast by a group of young passionate surfers, Boomerang Bags was set up to reduce the use of plastic bags being used in the community, and reduce waste going into landfill. Fabrics which would otherwise end up in landfill are donated to volunteers who sew and put together the bags which […]
Dec 23 2015
Bushcare Summer Sunset Walks are back in 2016!
Wollongong City Council Bushcare is running a weekly series of sunset walks showcasing the amazing sites volunteers are restoring along our stunning Illawarra coast.
When: Wednesday Evenings, Jan 6th– March 2nd 2016 from 6 – 8pm
Starting in the North and heading south
No bookings necessary
Come and join us – breathe […]
Oct 12 2015
Our final Talking Landcare event for 2015 will feature a diversity of speakers who will give an overview about how our wildlife plays an integral role in the survival of our forests as pollinators.
Hear from representatives form Illawarra Birders, Shoalhaven Bat Clinic – Wildlife Rescue South Coast, and University of Wollongong School of Biological Sciences […]
Aug 19 2015
Landcare Illawarra is inviting the Illawarra community to this free information evening about the state of our oceans and coasts. There has been a lot of media attention around this from plastic bags to microbeads, to the state of our coasts after large rainfall events. On social media you may have seen devastating footage that […]
Jun 15 2015
These will be a series of 3 workshops aimed at providing vision and direction for our Network and wetland rehabilitation on the South Coast of NSW.
Les Robinson is well known to many in the bushcare and Landcare community as a trainer, speaker and one of Australia’s most stimulating facilitators.
We’ve invited Les along to run Passion […]