Volunteers contribute 3,452 hours to bush regeneration

11 May, 2016Posted in: Community, Environment
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WSC Bushcare Photo

In celebration of National Volunteer Week Wingecarribee Shire Council has released a short video celebrating the work of its Bushcare volunteers.

“Volunteer bush regenerators play an important role in increasing the health of bushland reserves, watercourses and wetlands across the Shire,” said Council’s Natural Resource Officer Community Support Paul Marshall.

“In the 2014/15 financial year volunteers contributed almost 3,500 hours, that’s over $120,000, to bush regeneration work.”

Produced in collaboration with Suzannah Cowley Video Services the video focuses on the outstanding achievements of the Mount Gibraltar Landcare Bushcare volunteers supported by the Environment Levy.

The video highlights the challenges and achievements of the group since it was established 23 years ago.

“We learn what motivates them and hear how volunteering has made a positive impact on their lives,” said Mr Marshall.

The Volunteer Bush Regeneration program is integrated with the works of Council staff, contractors and community groups who contribute to the care and control of more than 40 significant remnant bushland reserves.

As well as being a celebration of the achievements of Bushcare volunteers, Council hopes the video will encourage new volunteers to join its Bushcare program.

Click here to view the video.

For more information on joining Councils Bushcare program contact 4868 0888 or visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/bushcare