Bushcare is a community based program supported by Logan City Council. Bushcare enables you to play a role in helping to protect your local bushland.
Who can be a Bushcare volunteer?
Anyone can be a Bushcare volunteer as long as you possess one of the following traits:
- keen interest in caring for bushland
- enjoy working outdoors
- keen to learn more about the environment and learn new skills
- like working in a team
- enjoy meeting new people and making new friends
- like to meet new challenges
- like to have fun!
Bushcare volunteers work in Council's bushland parks to restore bushland by controlling weeds and planting trees, observing and recording native plants and animals and undertaking a range of tasks planned in consultation with Council's Bushcare Officer.
Bushcare volunteers also help to propagate indigenous plants to be used in bush restoration projects. These projects involve:
- controlling weeds
- planting native plants
- identifying and recording native plants and animals.
Opportunities to undertake a variety of training courses are available to all Bushcare volunteers. These courses cover topics such as native plants and animals, weeds, plant propagation and bushland restoration. Special social events are also held throughout the year.
You can become involved in the Bushcare Program by joining an existing Bushcare group, starting your own Bushcare group or by being part of the Bushcare native plant propagation group.
To register, download the Bushcare Volunteer Agreement Form (PDF 3476 KB). This form acknowledges the partnership between you and Logan City Council. Please return the form to Council. Once Council has received this form the Bushcare officer will put you in contact with a group near you.
Trailcare volunteers work in Council bushland parks and reserves to maintain bushland and trail networks. These projects involve:
- understanding Natural Area Management
- trail planning and development
- trail maintenance
- erosion control
- controlling weeds.
Trailcare volunteers also report illegal activity such as motorbikes, weed outbreaks and rubbish dumping to assist with making council parks and trails safe for the community.
Opportunities to attend workshops and training courses about environmental conservation with experienced council staff are available to all Trailcare volunteers.
You can become involved in the Trailcare Program by joining the Logan City Trail Care Alliance. To register, download the Trailcare Volunteer Agreement Form (PDF 579 KB). This form acknowledges the partnership between you and Logan City Council. Please return the form to Council. Once Council has received this form the Trailcare officer will put you in contact with a group near you.
You can also register your interest or find out more information on Logan's Community Bushcare activities by phoning Council's Bushcare officer on 07 3412 5338 or Trailcare officer on 07 3412 4712, or by emailing Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.