West Head bushcare – Sunday 11th September

We have a bushcare day at West Head on Sunday 11th September as part of Bushcare’s Major Day Out.  Rockhopping from Flannel Flower Beach to Flint and Steel Beach.  It’s very scenic and the beaches are absolutely lovely.  Meet at 8:30am at West Head Lookout (end of West Head Rd).  Plenty of time for swimming and exploring the fort in the afternoon.  We have the go-ahead to go climbing but last time I looked there wasn’t anything worth climbing at West Head.

Bring lunch, water, hat, sturdy shoes, sunscreen, long sleeve shirt and long pants. Please RSVP to bitoubash@gmail.com if you are coming along.

Hope to see you there!


National Landcare Awards

A huge thank you to everyone who has helped out on bushcare days at Barrenjoey and Diamond Bay.  Thanks to your efforts,we’ve been short-listed for a National Landcare Award. Voting is currently open for the People’s Choice Award. Perhaps you might like to vote for us in the Coastcare category? 
You have to wade through a few categories before you get to us. If you don’t want to vote in a category, you can just leave the page blank and click on next. Voting closes at 6pm on Wednesday 21 September.
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Photos from 18th June Diamond Bay Cragcare

Sorry for the belated posting of photos from Diamond Bay.  A big thanks to the hardy crew of volunteers who braved the damp conditions.  Thanks also to the local Diamond Bay bushcare group for again supervising us.  It was too wet to climb after the weeding finished, but this did not stop a few volunteers from venturing down Rosa Gully to check out the climbing area.

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More photos here: Diamond Bay photos – 18th June 2016

Diamond Bay cragcare – Saturday 18th June

We’re heading out to Diamond Bay again on Saturday 18th June.  Hopefully we’ll see a few whales this time of the year!  Hand pulling weeds again like last time.  Meet at 9am at the end of Diamond Bay Rd, Vaucluse.  Bring your climbing gear and go for a climb in the afternoon.  Wear sturdy shoes, long sleeve shirt, long pants and hat.  Please RSVP so we know how much morning tea to provide to bitoubash@gmail.com

Photos from 8th May Barrenjoey Cragcare

Penguins, dolphins and a seal visited us at Barrenjoey yesterday!!  We’ll have to put an order in for whales and turtles next time.  Thank you to all the volunteers who circumnavigated the headland and helped remove invasive weeds. The themeda grasslands are looking great with only 1 small patch of bitou left. We even made a small dent in the asparagus fern.  More photos here.


Barrenjoey Cragcare – Sunday 8th May

The weather forecast has improved (from rain to mostly sunny!) so come along to the Barrenjoey Cragcare day on Sunday 8th May.  There is much enthusiasm to circumnavigate the headland and weed any remaining bitou.   Wear sturdy shoes, long sleeve shirt, long pants and hat. Morning tea provided.  Meet at 8:30am at the end of Governor Phillip Carpark. RSVP to bitoubash@gmail.com

Bring climbing gear and join us for a climb after lunch!

Long Island


A small group of Mountain Goat weeders headed out to Long Island on 12th March to mop up any lantana and asparagus fern that had evaded earlier control efforts.  It was great to work at a site where the weeds were losing!  Thanks to NPWS for taking us out and showing us some fascinating rock art and historical sites along the way.  We all thoroughly enjoyed the day! More photos here.