Swampcare is the flagship program for all Blue Mountains Swamp related programs and includes the Swampcare and Swampwatch programs.

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Swampcare
Swampwatch

Swampcare

Swampcare is run by the Bushcare program and is made up of:

  • Educational workshops directed at increasing the awareness and understanding of Blue Mountains Swamps and the threatened species that rely on them for their continued existence.
  • Practical workshops directed at providing community volunteers with the specialized skills needed to work in fragile swamp environments and to rehabilitate degraded swamps with soft engineering techniques.
  • On-ground work days designed to channel community energy into on-ground rehabilitation of Blue Mountains Swamp systems particularly if they are known Blue Mountains Water Skink and Giant Dragonfly sites.

How do I get involved?

Come along to Swampcare events-they are free, fun, informative and all work towards helping preserve our unique Blue Mountains Swamps.

Join the Swampcare email distribution list to receive regular updates on events and swamp news by emailing schew@bmcc.nsw.gov.au.

Visit the upcoming events page on the Blue Mountains Bushcare site.

Swampwatch

Swampwatch is based on the neighbourhood watch idea and involves engaging the community in monitoring Blue Mountains swamps for negative impacts which are then reported to our Environmental Sustainability branch for prompt investigation and actioning where possible.

Blue Mountains swamps need as many helping eyes and ears looking after them as possible.

How do I get involved?

Get to know the Blue Mountains Swamps in your area and keep a watchful eye for negative impacts

Report damage to the Environmental Scientist on 4780 5471 or mhensen@bmcc.nsw.gov.au as soon as you have noticed it, particularly if it is an new emerging impact.