Member Groups

Here you can find all the Landcare groups operating in the Southern ACT Catchment. 

If you are interested in volunteering in the Southern ACT you can contact your local group directly using the links provided in the map below or if you’d like us to help find a group for you, you can get involved by filling out the Volunteer Expression of Interest form.

Many people like to start their own groups, to find out how click here

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Current Member Groups

To view our current member groups, see the interactive Southern ACT Catchment Group Member Group Map below:

 

Member Group Map
Holder Wetlands Volunteer Group The Fetherston Gardens Friends The Weston Creek Orchard Group The Illoura Horse Owners Group The Friends of Hughes Grassy Woodland The Croton Park Carers The Oakey Hill Parkcare Group The Hughes Garran Woodland Volunteer Group The Red Hill Regeneration Group The Griffith Woodland Volunteers Group The Cooleman Ridge Parkcare Group The Mount Taylor Parkcare Group The Isaacs Ridge/Mount Mugga Mugga Parkcare Group The Crozier Urban Carers The Farrer Ridge Parkcare Group The Friends of Urambi Hills The Tuggeranong Lake (and Catchment) Carers The Parkcarers of Southern Murrumbidgee (POSM) The Friends of Strangers Pond The Minders of Tuggeranong Homestead (MOTH) The Minders About Simpsons Hill (MASH) The Friends of Tuggeranong Hill The Friends of Tidbinbilla The Gudgenby Bush Regeneration Group The Friends of Mawson Ponds The Holder Landcare Group The Cooleman Farm Neighborhood Park Volunteer Group The Friends of Conder Wetlands Hughes Friends of Nature The Friends of Bluett’s Block The Kambah Heights Park Group The Musgrove Musterers The Friends of Wanniassa Hills Holder Wetlands Fetherston Gardens Weston Creek Orchard Illoura Horse Owners Group Hughes Grassy Woodland Croton Park Oakey Hill Hughes Garran Woodland Red Hill Griffith Woodland Cooleman Ridge Urambi Hills Isaacs Ridge/Mt Mugga Mugga Crozier Circuit Reserve Farrer Ridge Urambi Hills Tuggeranong Lake Southern Murrumbidgee Strangers Pond Tuggeranong Homestead Simpson Hill Tuggeranong Hill Tidbinbilla Gudgenby Valley Mawson Ponds Bill Kennedy Memorial Park Cooleman Farm Neighbourhood Park Conder Wetlands Hughes (Friends of Nature) Bluett's Block Kambah Heights Musgrove (Musterers) Wanniassa Hills Mount Taylor Yate Rocks Rivett

Holder Wetlands Volunteer Group

 
The Holder Wetlands Urban Landcare Group formed to look after and protect the Holder Wetlands, so that it remains a good quality and lasting asset to the surrounding suburbs and Canberra.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Held every second Sunday of the month.
▸ 10am–12pm during winter.
▸ 9am–11am during summer
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.
 
Join this group

The Fetherston Gardens Friends

 
The Fetherston Gardens Friends were formed in 2010 to restore Fetherston Gardens for the use of our local community. The Friends aim to ensure the legacy of these Gardens is maintained by continuing the tradition of an informal and diverse garden that promotes horticultural education and knowledge.
 
▸ The group meets on the last Sunday of each month – 10am-1pm (except December and January). Morning tea is around 11:30am. There are also working bees on the second Wednesday of every month, though these typically don’t include morning tea.
▸ Our volunteers are all ages. We welcome everyone.
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.
 
Join this group

The Weston Creek Orchard Group

 
The Weston Creek Orchard Group’s aims are to rejuvenate the site and fruit trees as a community orchard using organic, permaculture and biodynamic practices. This will strengthen the plants, soil and creating habitat while supporting the growth of nutritious healthy fruit for the community. The group also aims to support community education on the care of fruit trees and understanding of organic and biodynamic agricultural practices and sustainable land management.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Working bees are open to anyone, and are usually held every 3rd Sunday of the month from 10am.
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.
 
Join this group

The Illoura Horse Owners Group

 
Illoura Horse Owners Group aim is to refurbish the hospital paddock – this means hand remove weeds, snags, rubbish and install several more drinking points. Then ‘corner fence’ two corners to allow tall fast growing native trees and shrubs to grow as shelter that is out of reach of horses.
 
This group isn't currently seeking new members but if you'd like to get in touch, click the link
 
Get in touch

The Friends of Hughes Grassy Woodland

 
The Friends of Hughes Grassy Woodland are a community group who formed with the purpose of protecting a small patch of Red Gum-Yellow Box Grassy Woodland in the suburb of Hughes. The woodland is an important ecological community- home to numerous species of native plants and two registered significant trees.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ To Join the Friends of Hughes Grassy Woodland Click the link below and fill out the contact form
 
Join this group

The Croton Park Carers

 
Croton Park Carers are a small group of residents living near Croton Park in Rivett. This urban park is quite sparse as dead plants have not been replaced over the years. Their aim is to re-green the park with a variety of local native plants, especially understory species, to provide a haven for residents and residents. Indirectly it is a wonderful opportunity for people to get to know each other and strengthen the local community networks.
 
This group isn't currently seeking new members, but if you'd like to get in touch click the link below
 
Get in touch

The Oakey Hill Parkcare Group

 
Over the past 14 years the Oakey Hill Parkcare Group have helped to keep Oakey Hill clear of weeds, maintained the walking tracks and preserved the natural qualities of this reserve. New volunteers always welcome! Remember to bring gloves, use sunblock and bring a drink of water.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Held on the third Sunday of Each month usually 9-12pm
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.
 
All are welcome to join or find out more click the link below
 
Join this group

The Hughes Garran Woodland Volunteer Group

 
The aim of the Hughes Garran Woodland Group is to develop the Woodland as an amenity park for the local community. It is not a Nature Park, but in the longer term, the aim is to restore the area to look like the original box-gum grassy woodland it once was.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.
▸ If you are interested in joining or finding out more click the link below

 
Join this group

The Red Hill Regeneration Group

 
The Red Hill Regeneratin Group are a volunteer Parkcare Group committed to restoring the native bushland ecology of the Red Hill Nature Reserve in Canberra.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Held on the 1st Sunday of each month, 9am-12:30pm (except for January)
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

The Griffith Woodland Volunteers Group

 
Griffith Woodland Volunteer Group aims to protect and improve the urban space off La Perouse Street, Block 55 Section 92. This site contains a wealth of native trees, shrubs and grasses and has many features of endangered Box-Gum Woodland. It needs to be protected and enhanced so that it can remain a valuable recreation area for local residents, and a valuable habitat and food source for native fauna. The Griffith Woodland is currently under pressure due to exotic weed and grass growth which threatens native species.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Usually take place every 3rd Sunday of the month, from 9am to 10:30am– ending in tea and biscuits.
▸ Our volunteers are all ages. We welcome everyone.
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

The Cooleman Ridge Parkcare Group

 
The Cooleman Ridge Park Care Group consists of local volunteers who work on and for Cooleman Ridge. The aim of the Group is to maintain and increase native species of flora and fauna that are local to the area.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Usually take place every 3rd Sunday of the month, in the mornings during summer and the afternoons during autumn, winter and spring.
▸ A smaller group meets every Friday morning near Kathner St Dam
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

The Mount Taylor Parkcare Group

 
The Mount Taylor Parkcare Group meet monthly to continue their work to maintain and extend the progress they have made over the past two decades. By working toward suppressing the spread of weeds, tree/shrub/grass plantings and erosion control we ensure that the mountain maintains its place as a haven for runners, walkers and various animal and plant species.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Mt Taylor ParkCare group run working bees every 1st Sunday of the month (10am-12:30pm) to maintain their local mountain bushland

 
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The Isaacs Ridge/Mount Mugga Mugga Parkcare Group

 
The Isaacs Ridge Mount Mugga Mugga ParkCare Group is a small group of volunteers who meet on the second Sunday of each month to carry out weed management and other conservation activities in Mugga Mugga and Isaacs Ridge Nature Reserves.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Second Sunday of each month 9:30 am – 11:30 am
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

The Crozier Urban Carers

 
The Crozier Circuit Reserve is located in Kambah on Crozier Cct. The reserve has been landscaped by local residents. It creates an attractive green space among the suburbs. The plantings are all Australian natives and provide habitat for birds and other wildlife. The Crozier Urban Carers contonue the ongoing job of maintaining the reserve.
 
This group isn't currently seeking new members, but if you'd like to get in touch use the link below
 
Get in touch

The Farrer Ridge Parkcare Group

 
Volunteers have been working on Farrer Ridge Nature Park, since the Landcare movement started in 1989. They have been awarded a Community Landcare Award for their work. Though they have succeeded in removing most woody weeds, they are still being spread by birds from nearby garden plants, we still get some Cotoneasters, Pyracanthas, Tree of Heaven, and Briar Roses.
 
New members are always welcome!
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Volunteers meet once a month usually on the 1st Sunday, and work for 2 hours(10am-12pm)
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

The Friends of Urambi Hills

 
Friends of Urambi Hills are a small Parkcare Group who want to learn about the ecosystems on the hills, look after the Hills and meet their neighbours. Join a really lovely group of volunteers as they carry out erosion control, weeding, tree planting and erosion work. First time volunteers are welcome to attend but please let us know by using the link below.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ The last Sunday of the Month (9am – 11am)
▸ Meeting at Meredith Circuit entrance to Urambi Hills Reserve (between 34 and 42 Meredith Circuit Kambah)
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

The Tuggeranong Lake (and Catchment) Carers

 
The Tuggeranong Lake and Catchment Carers are a community group striving to make Lake Tuggeranong and its surroundings a cleaner, healthier and better place for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ The TLC Group meets ad-hoc to run clean-ups and participates annually in Clean-up Australia Day at the lake.
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

The Parkcarers of Southern Murrumbidgee (POSM)

 
POSM are a small, informal, enthusiastic ParkCare group who take care of an area on the Murrumbidgee River, from Point Hut Crossing to Pine Island, including part of Barney’s Hill. It’s a beautiful area, frequently used by runners, walkers and dog walkers, and people swimming and kayaking.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Held on the first Saturday of the month from 9am to 12pm
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

The Friends of Strangers Pond

 
The vision of the Friends of Strangers Pond is to maintain and improve this area of Australian bush in Bonython for the preservation of native plants, a home for native animals and for the pleasure of people.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Held on the third Sunday of the month from 10am to 12pm
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

The Minders of Tuggeranong Homestead (MOTH)

 
MOTH is committed to fostering a viable and respectful future for the remnant historic property based on the values of preservation, restoration and enjoyment for all Australians. MOTH demonstrates this commitment by undertaking various landcare and practical tasks and promoting cultural heritage values to the wider community. We would welcome enquiries from community minded people who would like to join us in our landcare work or perhaps help out at some of our other activities – taking guided walks around the property and hosting Sunday afternoon events where distinguished writers and historians give a talk.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Held on Tuesday Mornings
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

The Minders About Simpsons Hill (MASH)

 
Minders about Simpsons Hill (MASH) is a Parkcare Group for Simpsons Hill Nature Reserve in Chisholm, ACT.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ The group meets regularly on the second Sunday of the month between 10-12pm at Simpsons Hill flagpole
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

The Friends of Tuggeranong Hill

 
The Friends of Tuggeranong Hill are a collective of volunteers from the Tuggeranong community who get a lot of satisfaction from looking after “our Hill”. Their aims are to reduce invasive weeds, and plant shrubs, trees and grasses to protect locally endangered species.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Held on the second Sunday of the month from 9am to 12pm (earlier for hot days)
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

The Friends of Tidbinbilla

 
The Friends of Tidbinbilla have been a fixture of Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve since 1992. We work alongside rangers to help to protect the natural and cultural environment of Tidbinbilla nature reserve, south of Canberra along the Paddys River Road in the Tidbinbilla Valley.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ The Friends’ activities are generally scheduled for the second and third Saturdays of each month. The second Saturday is usually Waterwatch activities.
▸ Meet at the Ranger Depot at 10.00am, usually finishing around midday.
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

The Gudgenby Bush Regeneration Group

 
The Gudgenby Bush Regeneration Group (GRBG) is a park care group established to involve the community in the task of rehabilitating land formerly occupied by a pine plantation in Namadgi National Park, 50 km south of Canberra.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Held on the second Saturday of the month from 9am to 3pm
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

The Friends of Mawson Ponds

 
Friends of Mawson Ponds is an Urban Parks and Places Group established to make the Mawson Pond’s area a great place for both the community and the native flora and fauna. The group has been planting native plants as part of a wildlife corridor, as well as improving the amenity of the space by installing seating and more.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Held every Wednesday morning for an hour and half
▸ 8:30 am (summer), 9:00 am (winter)
▸ We also meet Sunday afternoons several times a year
▸ We finish every working bee with morning tea and a chat
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
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The Holder Landcare Group

 
Holder Landcare group have been undertaking habitat restoration in a 1600sqm area at the Stapylton Street end of Bill Kennedy Memorial Park (BKMP), Holder, since 2020. The remnant vegetation within BKMP is a degraded patch of Blakely’s Red Gum – Yellow Box tall grassy woodland where a few significant hollow bearing eucalyptus trees have been identified. Prior to these Landcare activities there was little understory and a lack of native grasses and groundcovers.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ We aim to meet at least once a month
(either Saturday or Sunday)
▸ We meet more often in Spring and
Autumn
▸ Around 10 am to 12 noon (accomodating
volunteer availabilty and weather)
▸ Please bring sturdy footwear, sun
protection, water bottle, plus gloves and
gardening tools if possible
▸ Contact us to find out about our next
working bee and how to register as a
member of Holder Community Landcare

 
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The Cooleman Farm Neighborhood Park Volunteer Group

 
Cooleman Farm Neighborhood Park Volunteer Group’s long term goals are to develop an aesthetically pleasing, resilient landscape which provides wildlife connectivity, diverse habitat and a variety of spaces for intergenerational recreation and education.
The group is wanting to:
• plant more native plants in the area
• install rocks for habitat and erosion control
• make improvements to the path.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Get in touch below to find out how you can join

 
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The Friends of Conder Wetlands

 
The Friends of Conder Wetlands group are an active and engaged group of local volunteers who have dedicated their time to improving and caring for the wetlands and surrounding area. The Friends of Conder Wetlands look after the site by weeding and planting native vegetation to improve the habitat and amenity of the site.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Held on the first Sunday of the month from 9am to 12pm
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
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Hughes Friends of Nature

 
Hughes Friends of Nature Group are a group of Parkcare volunteers of all ages working in the park land running from the Federal Golf Course to Kent Street. An Environment Plan was completed in March 2023 which will guide our activities over the next 10 years.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Get in touch below to find out how you can join

 
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The Friends of Bluett’s Block

 
The Friends of Bluetts Block was established to protect and advocate for one of the best remaining large areas of high quality bushland in the inner-south of Canberra. Bluett’s varied habitats include Box-Gum Grassy Woodland, Dry Forest and Natural Temperate Grassland. Rocky outcrops abound. These environments allow for a high diversity of plants and animals, including many rare species. The area is also an important connectivity link for wildlife dispersing and moving across the ACT.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Get in touch below to find out how you can join

 
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The Kambah Heights Park Group

 
This is a new group. Check back later for more info!
In the mean-time find out how you can get involved by clicking the link below
 
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The Musgrove Musterers

 
This is a new group. Check back later for more info!
 
In the mean-time find out how you can get involved by clicking the link below.
 
Join this group

The Friends of Wanniassa Hills

 
Friends of Wanniassa Hills is a newly formed ParkCare group that was started at the beginning of 2023. Weeding, revegetation, nature surveys, public information and education are some of the focus areas in this diversity in the east of the Southern Catchment area.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Get in touch below to find out how you can join

 
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Holder Wetlands

 
The Holder Wetlands Urban Landcare Group formed to look after and protect the Holder Wetlands, so that it remains a good quality and lasting asset to the surrounding suburbs and Canberra.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Held every second Sunday of the month.
▸ 10am–12pm during winter.
▸ 9am–11am during summer
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.
 
Join this group

Fetherston Gardens

 
The Fetherston Gardens Friends were formed in 2010 to restore Fetherston Gardens for the use of our local community. The Friends aim to ensure the legacy of these Gardens is maintained by continuing the tradition of an informal and diverse garden that promotes horticultural education and knowledge.
 
▸ The group meets on the last Sunday of each month – 10am-1pm (except December and January). Morning tea is around 11:30am. There are also working bees on the second Wednesday of every month, though these typically don’t include morning tea.
▸ Our volunteers are all ages. We welcome everyone.
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.
 
Join this group

Weston Creek Orchard

 
The Weston Creek Orchard Group’s aims are to rejuvenate the site and fruit trees as a community orchard using organic, permaculture and biodynamic practices. This will strengthen the plants, soil and creating habitat while supporting the growth of nutritious healthy fruit for the community. The group also aims to support community education on the care of fruit trees and understanding of organic and biodynamic agricultural practices and sustainable land management.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Working bees are open to anyone, and are usually held every 3rd Sunday of the month from 10am.
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.
 
Join this group

Illoura Horse Owners Group

 
Illoura Horse Owners Group aim is to refurbish the hospital paddock – this means hand remove weeds, snags, rubbish and install several more drinking points. Then ‘corner fence’ two corners to allow tall fast growing native trees and shrubs to grow as shelter that is out of reach of horses.
 
This Group isn't currently seeking new members, but if you'd like to get in touch use the link below
 
Get in touch

Hughes Grassy Woodland

 
The Friends of Hughes Grassy Woodland are a community group who formed with the purpose of protecting a small patch of Red Gum-Yellow Box Grassy Woodland in the suburb of Hughes. The woodland is an important ecological community- home to numerous species of native plants and two registered significant trees.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ To Join the Friends of Hughes Grassy Woodland Click the link below and fill out the contact form
 
Join this group

Croton Park

 
Croton Park Carers are a small group of residents living near Croton Park in Rivett. This urban park is quite sparse as dead plants have not been replaced over the years. Their aim is to re-green the park with a variety of local native plants, especially understory species, to provide a haven for residents and residents. Indirectly it is a wonderful opportunity for people to get to know each other and strengthen the local community networks.
 
This group isn't currently seeking new members, but if you'd like to get in touch use the link below
 
Get in touch

Oakey Hill

 
Over the past 14 years the Oakey Hill Parkcare Group have helped to keep Oakey Hill clear of weeds, maintained the walking tracks and preserved the natural qualities of this reserve. New volunteers always welcome! Remember to bring gloves, use sunblock and bring a drink of water.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Held on the third Sunday of Each month usually 9-12pm
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.
 
All are welcome to join or find out more click the link below
 
Join this group

Hughes Garran Woodland

 
The aim of the Hughes Garran Woodland Group is to develop the Woodland as an amenity park for the local community. It is not a Nature Park, but in the longer term, the aim is to restore the area to look like the original box-gum grassy woodland it once was.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.
▸ If you are interested in joining or finding out more click the link below

 
Join this group

Red Hill

 
The Red Hill Regeneratin Group are a volunteer Parkcare Group committed to restoring the native bushland ecology of the Red Hill Nature Reserve in Canberra.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Held on the 1st Sunday of each month, 9am-12:30pm (except for January)
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

Griffith Woodland

 
Griffith Woodland Volunteer Group aims to protect and improve the urban space off La Perouse Street, Block 55 Section 92. This site contains a wealth of native trees, shrubs and grasses and has many features of endangered Box-Gum Woodland. It needs to be protected and enhanced so that it can remain a valuable recreation area for local residents, and a valuable habitat and food source for native fauna. The Griffith Woodland is currently under pressure due to exotic weed and grass growth which threatens native species.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Usually take place every 3rd Sunday of the month, from 9am to 10:30am– ending in tea and biscuits.
▸ Our volunteers are all ages. We welcome everyone.
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

Cooleman Ridge

 
The Cooleman Ridge Park Care Group consists of local volunteers who work on and for Cooleman Ridge. The aim of the Group is to maintain and increase native species of flora and fauna that are local to the area.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Usually take place every 3rd Sunday of the month, in the mornings during summer and the afternoons during autumn, winter and spring.
▸ A smaller group meets every Friday morning near Kathner St Dam
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

Urambi Hills

 
Friends of Urambi Hills are a small Parkcare Group who want to learn about the ecosystems on the hills, look after the Hills and meet their neighbours. Join a really lovely group of volunteers as they carry out erosion control, weeding, tree planting and erosion work. First time volunteers are welcome to attend but please let us know by using the link below.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ The last Sunday of the Month (9am – 11am)
▸ Meeting at Meredith Circuit entrance to Urambi Hills Reserve (between 34 and 42 Meredith Circuit Kambah)
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

Isaacs Ridge/Mt Mugga Mugga

 
The Isaacs Ridge Mount Mugga Mugga ParkCare Group is a small group of volunteers who meet on the second Sunday of each month to carry out weed management and other conservation activities in Mugga Mugga and Isaacs Ridge Nature Reserves.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Second Sunday of each month 9:30 am – 11:30 am
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

Crozier Circuit Reserve

 
The Crozier Circuit Reserve is located in Kambah on Crozier Cct. The reserve has been landscaped by local residents. It creates an attractive green space among the suburbs. The plantings are all Australian natives and provide habitat for birds and other wildlife. The Crozier Urban Carers contonue the ongoing job of maintaining the reserve.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.
▸ To find out more click the link below

 
Join this group

Farrer Ridge

 
Volunteers have been working on Farrer Ridge Nature Park, since the Landcare movement started in 1989. They have been awarded a Community Landcare Award for their work. Though they have succeeded in removing most woody weeds, they are still being spread by birds from nearby garden plants, we still get some Cotoneasters, Pyracanthas, Tree of Heaven, and Briar Roses.
 
New members are always welcome!
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Volunteers meet once a month usually on the 1st Sunday, and work for 2 hours(10am-12pm)
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

Urambi Hills

 
Friends of Urambi Hills are a small Parkcare Group who want to learn about the ecosystems on the hills, look after the Hills and meet their neighbours. Join a really lovely group of volunteers as they carry out erosion control, weeding, tree planting and erosion work. First time volunteers are welcome to attend but please let us know by using the link below.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ The last Sunday of the Month (9am – 11am)
▸ Meeting at Meredith Circuit entrance to Urambi Hills Reserve (between 34 and 42 Meredith Circuit Kambah)
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

Tuggeranong Lake

 
The Tuggeranong Lake and Catchment Carers are a community group striving to make Lake Tuggeranong and its surroundings a cleaner, healthier and better place for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ The TLC Group meets ad-hoc to run clean-ups and participates annually in Clean-up Australia Day at the lake.
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

Southern Murrumbidgee

 
POSM are a small, informal, enthusiastic ParkCare group who take care of an area on the Murrumbidgee River, from Point Hut Crossing to Pine Island, including part of Barney’s Hill. It’s a beautiful area, frequently used by runners, walkers and dog walkers, and people swimming and kayaking.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Held on the first Saturday of the month from 9am to 12pm
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

Strangers Pond

 
The vision of the Friends of Strangers Pond is to maintain and improve this area of Australian bush in Bonython for the preservation of native plants, a home for native animals and for the pleasure of people.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Held on the third Sunday of the month from 10am to 12pm
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

Tuggeranong Homestead

 
MOTH is committed to fostering a viable and respectful future for the remnant historic property based on the values of preservation, restoration and enjoyment for all Australians. MOTH demonstrates this commitment by undertaking various landcare and practical tasks and promoting cultural heritage values to the wider community. We would welcome enquiries from community minded people who would like to join us in our landcare work or perhaps help out at some of our other activities – taking guided walks around the property and hosting Sunday afternoon events where distinguished writers and historians give a talk.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Held on Tuesday Mornings
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

Simpson Hill

 
Minders about Simpsons Hill (MASH) is a Parkcare Group for Simpsons Hill Nature Reserve in Chisholm, ACT.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ The group meets regularly on the second Sunday of the month between 10-12pm at Simpsons Hill flagpole
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

Tuggeranong Hill

 
The Friends of Tuggeranong Hill are a collective of volunteers from the Tuggeranong community who get a lot of satisfaction from looking after “our Hill”. Their aims are to reduce invasive weeds, and plant shrubs, trees and grasses to protect locally endangered species.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Held on the second Sunday of the month from 9am to 12pm (earlier for hot days)
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

Tidbinbilla

 
The Friends of Tidbinbilla have been a fixture of Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve since 1992. We work alongside rangers to help to protect the natural and cultural environment of Tidbinbilla nature reserve, south of Canberra along the Paddys River Road in the Tidbinbilla Valley.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ The Friends’ activities are generally scheduled for the second and third Saturdays of each month. The second Saturday is usually Waterwatch activities.
▸ Meet at the Ranger Depot at 10.00am, usually finishing around midday.
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

Gudgenby Valley

 
The Gudgenby Bush Regeneration Group (GRBG) is a park care group established to involve the community in the task of rehabilitating land formerly occupied by a pine plantation in Namadgi National Park, 50 km south of Canberra.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Held on the second Saturday of the month from 9am to 3pm
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
Join this group

Mawson Ponds

 
Friends of Mawson Ponds is an Urban Parks and Places Group established to make the Mawson Pond’s area a great place for both the community and the native flora and fauna. The group has been planting native plants as part of a wildlife corridor, as well as improving the amenity of the space by installing seating and more.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Held every Wednesday morning for an hour and half
▸ 8:30 am (summer), 9:00 am (winter)
▸ We also meet Sunday afternoons several times a year
▸ We finish every working bee with morning tea and a chat
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
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Bill Kennedy Memorial Park

 
Holder Landcare group have been undertaking habitat restoration in a 1600sqm area at the Stapylton Street end of Bill Kennedy Memorial Park (BKMP), Holder, since 2020. The remnant vegetation within BKMP is a degraded patch of Blakely’s Red Gum – Yellow Box tall grassy woodland where a few significant hollow bearing eucalyptus trees have been identified. Prior to these Landcare activities there was little understory and a lack of native grasses and groundcovers.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ We aim to meet at least once a month
(either Saturday or Sunday)
▸ We meet more often in Spring and
Autumn
▸ Around 10 am to 12 noon (accomodating
volunteer availabilty and weather)
▸ Please bring sturdy footwear, sun
protection, water bottle, plus gloves and
gardening tools if possible
▸ Contact us to find out about our next
working bee and how to register as a
member of Holder Community Landcare

 
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Cooleman Farm Neighbourhood Park

 
Cooleman Farm Neighborhood Park Volunteer Group’s long term goals are to develop an aesthetically pleasing, resilient landscape which provides wildlife connectivity, diverse habitat and a variety of spaces for intergenerational recreation and education.
The group is wanting to:
• plant more native plants in the area
• install rocks for habitat and erosion control
• make improvements to the path.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Get in touch below to find out how you can join

 
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Conder Wetlands

 
The Friends of Conder Wetlands group are an active and engaged group of local volunteers who have dedicated their time to improving and caring for the wetlands and surrounding area. The Friends of Conder Wetlands look after the site by weeding and planting native vegetation to improve the habitat and amenity of the site.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Held on the first Sunday of the month from 9am to 12pm
▸ Please bring sturdy shoes, gloves, sun-protection and water.

 
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Hughes (Friends of Nature)

 
Hughes Friends of Nature Group are a group of Parkcare volunteers of all ages working in the park land running from the Federal Golf Course to Kent Street. An Environment Plan was completed in March 2023 which will guide our activities over the next 10 years.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Get in touch below to find out how you can join

 
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Bluett's Block

 
The Friends of Bluetts Block was established to protect and advocate for one of the best remaining large areas of high quality bushland in the inner-south of Canberra. Bluett’s varied habitats include Box-Gum Grassy Woodland, Dry Forest and Natural Temperate Grassland. Rocky outcrops abound. These environments allow for a high diversity of plants and animals, including many rare species. The area is also an important connectivity link for wildlife dispersing and moving across the ACT.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Get in touch below to find out how you can join

 
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Kambah Heights

 
This is a new group. Check back later for more info!
In the mean-time find out how you can get involved by clicking the link below
 
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Musgrove (Musterers)

 
This is a new group. Check back later for more info!
 
In the mean-time find out how you can get involved by clicking the link below.
 
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Wanniassa Hills

 
Friends of Wanniassa Hills is a newly formed ParkCare group that was started at the beginning of 2023. Weeding, revegetation, nature surveys, public information and education are some of the focus areas in this diversity in the east of the Southern Catchment area.
 
WORKING BEES
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Mount Taylor

 
The Mount Taylor Parkcare Group meet monthly to continue their work to maintain and extend the progress they have made over the past two decades. By working toward suppressing the spread of weeds, tree/shrub/grass plantings and erosion control we ensure that the mountain maintains its place as a haven for runners, walkers and various animal and plant species.
 
WORKING BEES
▸ Mt Taylor ParkCare group run working bees every 1st Sunday of the month (10am-12:30pm) to maintain their local mountain bushland

 
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Yate Rocks Rivett






Start your own group

Many people like to start their own environmental volunteer groups to improve environmental outcomes and/or bring the local community together. Southern ACT Catchment Group can help you on this journey while providing a breadth of other services to help you with your work.   

As a Volunteer SACTCG can provide financial and administrative services to help you achieve your goals. We take care of managing money, insurance, and office tasks, so you can focus on your work.

SACTCG can also assist you in securing funds needed to care for your areas. We work alongside you to apply for grants and other funding sources, so you don't have to worry about the financial risks and can continue the valuable work you are doing with adequate resources to do so.  

SACTCG can also support you in the field by providing you with tools and materials necessary for your on-ground activities Including:

  • Tools like saws, mallets, gardening gloves and trowels
  • Monitoring equipment including wildlife cameras and bat monitors

 

SACTCG also has many other facilities that can be drawn upon including:

  • Marquees, flags and tables
  • Meeting rooms 
  • Printers 
  • A steam weeding machine
  • Nursery facilities

SACTCG can provide it's members with training and educational workshops to improve skills and knowledge. 

SACTCG can provide:

  • Plant identification workshops
  • Weed identification and control techniques
  • Erosion control method workshops
  • Pest control method workshops

 

SACTCG also facilitates knowledge sharing through connecting its wider network of volunteers in regular events and activities. 

SACTCG's ecologist can work alongside you to provide expert ecological advice to ensure your projects are effective and scientifically sound - improving and safeguarding the ecosystems in your area. SACTCG can also offer advice on:
  • Ecological assessments
  • Flora and fauna identification skills
  • Surveying techniques
  • Specific areas to focus your landcare efforts
  • Strategic planting advice, ie. ideal species and planting locations 
SACTCG also supports you or your group in administrative ways.
 
SACTCG can:
  • Help new groups to get started by provide ongoing support, while connecting them with the wider volunteer network operating within Southern ACT Catchment Group.
  • Manage projects, overseeing them if required to help you achieve your goals effectively.
  • Assist with organising events, for your group including planting days, weeding events or other occasions to involve the community and engage the wider public.
  • Assist in attracting more volunteers to your group. SACTCG as an organisation has many years experience in bringing in and retaining volunteers ensuring you have a strong team.
  • Plan for the future, ensuring smooth leadership transitions, keeping your volunteer group strong and stable.
 

SACTCG strongly believes your interests as a volunteer deserves good representation to government agencies. SACTCG utilises it's position as a representative of community environmental volunteer groups to advocate for funding and resources on your behalf.

SACTCG also works to promote landcare groups through public stalls and community events drawing attention to your efforts. 

SACTCG also works alongside other programs and organisations like Waterwatch, Frogwatch, UMCN and local government to amplify the impact of your work as a volunteer.  

 

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