Landcare volunteering imparts new skills and enables participants to be part of the solution, a chance to reverse some of the damage we have imposed. We are adding the regular meeting times of our local groups here, and you can find out about these and our other events on our FB events page
If you have no experience or gear at all, just wear sturdy shoes, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent (for mozzies, and maybe ticks and leeches).
If you have gloves, or a favourite spade/hand trowel/pruners bring them too.
Someone will give you a quick safety talk, and sign you in.
Dandarrga Landcare Group
Supports a number of local groups on the Plateau, and runs a fantastic public nursery at the Dorrigo Showgrounds. Visit their website or FB page for more. They have weekly working bees at Dangar Falls.
Dorrigo Mountain Top Landcare
A beautiful site as you drive into Dorrigo from Bellingen, working bees start a bit before 9, every Monday when the weather is ok. Access is tricky, there’s a dirt track behind a huge dirt mound, just on the Dorrigo side of Rocky Creek Road.
Friends of Wonga Forest, North Bellingen
This group has not yet restarted after all the rains, possibly in March 2023.
Bellingen Island Landcare, North Bellingen
This group has done amazing work over decades on Bellingen (Bat) Island. Find them every Tuesday that isn’t too rainy, 11am for morning tea, then hang around and do some low intensity weeding if you like. But feel free to just come and say hi and check them out. More info from Ross at email@example.com
Never Never Catchment Group, Promised Land
Meeting ad hoc on private properties and to do group projects like the carpark opposite Gleniffer Hall. To join the Never Never group and be on the list for working bees, email Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org and Kathryn at email@example.com
Hydes Creek Landcare, Hydes Creek
After several years of rotating working bees on each others properties, the group became the seeds of the Friends of Wonga Forest Group, above.
Bellingen Urban Landcare
Manages several sites in Bellingen itself, and rotates working bees around them on various Sundays, from 9:30 to 12:30. Visit their website or FB page for details.
Mylestom- Johnson Ave
Meet at the end of the avenue every Monday at 9am, weather permitting.
Mylestom- Alma Doepel Park/Surf Club
Part of a large project restoring the wetlands. Come along on the 4th Sunday of the month at 9am and stay for as long as you feel like.
1-2 Local residents are chipping away at this amazing site, tucked away behind houses, and creating a haven for all manner of birds. There are no regular working bees but contact Ian on firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to come and help.
Urunga- Station Creek
This little creek joins the wetlands and lagoon, forming a vital biodiversity corridor. Allen (email@example.com) can provide information about meeting times. In 2023 with funding from Bellingen Shire Council, and Local Land Services, we will be be using contractors to tackle the coral trees and other major weed infestations. More information will appear here.
Three Headlands Caring for Country Collective (THCCC)
Tuckers Rock Dunecare