[EDIT] Sorry folks, just resending with an amendment - Croke Place Community Volunteer Day is on Saturday 20th May, and we've added a new event - Nicholls Pocket Park Planting Day on Sunday 28th May.

Landcare Events in May 2023

Propagation class with U3A.
Walk at The Pinnacle. John B showing before and after of regeneration activities. Great stuff!
It's Canberra Tree Week! From 29th April until 7th May, there are loads of events celebrating our local trees - check out the calendar. After inclement weather in April, we have rescheduled some of our events to May: Community Learning on Ngunawal Country at Gubur Dhaura (14th and 21st) and Kaleen Open Space Planting Event (21st). This month our groups are hosting some wonderful walks such as the Gossan Hill Geology Walk and the Mothers Day Bird Walk at Mulligans Flat - and lots more events! Check out details below.
🐝 It's World Bee Day on 20th May. Events are still being organised, so keep an eye on the World Bee Day calendar for something near you. Or why not host your own, like Crace Landcare's Bee Day?

Landcare and Community Events

Some events may be rescheduled or cancelled closer to the date due to bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances - so please check the event links and contacts for the latest details, or contact us at

Tree Week Event at Crace

Saturday 28th April, 10am-12pm
Crace Landcare will be holding a free event on the green area outside Crace Supabarn. Come along for: Free face-painting; Free craft & succulent pot making for the kids; Busy Bees seed potting activity; Free native tube stock stall; and $1 off any hot or cold non-alcoholic drink at The District.

Mt Rogers Landcare Working Bees (Fraser)

First Monday each month: 1st May, 9am
Fourth Sunday each month: 28th May, 9am
Come along to help treat the priority target weeds or chip in with priority tasks of the day. We usually meet at the main carpark area at Wickens Place, Fraser, but due to the size of the reserve, the meeting places and parking locations may vary each session. Please email to find out details closer to the date. Check out Mt Rogers Landcare's blog.

Budjan Galindji (Franklin Reserve) Parkcare Group Work Parties

First and fourth Wednesdays each month: 3rd May, 24th May, 9am-11.30am
The Budjan Galindji (Franklin Reserve) Parkcare Group is organised by Friends of Grasslands (FOG) and ACT Parkcare. Work parties focus on plant identification and removing weeds, and some planting of grasses and forbs is planned. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about grassland plants and weeds and their management, and how to restore our precious grasslands, including selecting, growing and reintroducing plants. Please register with

Fungi Discovery Workshops (Nanima, NSW)

Saturday 6th May OR Sunday 7th May, 9am-3pm
This one-day hands-on workshop introduces participants to the diversity, ecology and curiosities of the Kingdom Fungi. Enjoy an interactive session around the specimen table, discussions about the environmental and cultural importance of fungi, and head out on a field visit to search for fungi. BYO specimens for identification. Organised by Yass Area Network of Landcare Groups. Cost: $20. Find out more and buy your ticket for 6th May or 7th May.

Higgins Landcare Group Monthly Weeding & Planting Party

First Saturday each month: 6th May, 9.30am-11.30am
Join the Higgins Landcare Group in our efforts to regenerate our hidden gem of a park at Brazel/Hudson St. Everyone welcome! Please be sun smart, wear protective clothing, and bring tools, gloves (we will have some spares though). More info at our Facebook Page or email

Umbagong Landcare Group Monthly Working Bee (Latham)

First Saturday each month: 6th May, morning
Come along to help treat the priority target weeds or chip in with priority tasks of the day. We usually meet at Umbagong District Park's main carpark off Florey Drive, but due to the size of the reserve, the meeting places and parking locations may vary each session. Please email for details closer to the date.

Lions Croke Place Wetlands Landcare Group Work Parties (Evatt)

Saturday 6th, 13th, 20th May, 10am-12pm
Join in and help look after Croke Place Wetlands, with planting, mulching, weeding and beautifying this wonderful spot. Make friends, build community and foster biodiversity all at once! New members and visitors welcome. Join the Lions Croke Place Wetlands Landcare Facebook Group for more info or contact Mick on

Kuringa Woodland Landcare Group Working Party (Fraser)

First and third Saturdays each month: 6th May, 20th May, 9.30am
Our working parties are friendly informal events to care for Kuringa Woodland in Fraser. Activities include control of invasive annual and woody weeds, tree surveys, plantings and restoration. New members are always welcome! For more information, please email or visit our Facebook Page.

Gossan Hill Geology Walk (Bruce)

Sunday 7th May, 10am-12pm
Friends of Gossan Hill invite you to come and learn about Gossan Hill’s unique geology on a walk led by Dr Ken McQueen, University of Canberra. This is a short walk with some off-track sections on uneven ground. Please dress for the weather, bring a hat and water. Please register via

Friends of Aranda Bushland Monthly Work Party

First Sunday each month: 7th May, 9am-12pm
This month volunteers will work in small groups to repair the damaged rollovers on the walking tracks. As it is quite hard work, there is also the option of weeding in the bush. A hearty morning tea is provided at 10.30am. Wear sturdy shoes and a hat, and bring a water bottle. Meet under the power lines at the middle Bindubi St entrance to Aranda Bushland. Find out more at Friends of Aranda Bushland.

Friends of Mulligans Flat Working Party (Forde)

Second Wednesday each month: 10th May
Come along to help us help Mulligans Flat and Goorooyarroo Nature Reserves with weed removal, erosion control, revegetation and other land management tasks. For more information on how you can be involved, please contact or check out our Facebook Group.

Bee Day at Crace

Saturday 13th May, 10am-12pm
Crace Landcare invites you along to a free event outside Crace Supabarn to celebrate World Bee Day one week early. Enjoy the bee hotel demo stall; build a mini bee hotel from recycled materials; free pollinator-friendly plants stall; 'Pollinators at my place' info stall; free face-painting, craft table & succulent pot making for kids; and $1 off any hot or cold non-alcoholic drink at The District.

Friends of Gossan Hill Work Party (Bruce)

Saturday 13th May, 3.30pm-5pm
Come along to help survey the western edge of the Gossan Hill Nature Reserve to look for garden escapees like freesias, lavender, African daisies and also pull out any Cootamundra wattle. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, bring a hat and water, BYO work gloves. Tools provided. Please email for more details.

Mothers Day Bird Walk at Mulligans Flat (Forde)

Sunday 14th May, 9am-11.30am
Join Friends of Mulligans Flat for a Mothers Day Bird Walk led by Canberra birdo, John Brannan. Bookings essential: the walk is FREE, but numbers are limited. Please email your name/s and a contact number to in case arrangements need to change. Meet at the Mulligans Flat carpark on Amy Ackman St, Forde. Some off-track walking on uneven ground, dress for the weather, bring a hat and binoculars (if you have them).

Community Learning on Ngunawal Country at Gubur Dhaura (Franklin)

Sunday 14th May, 12pm-2pm, OR Sunday 21st May, 12pm-2pm
Led by Ngunawal/Ngunnawal elders, tour Gubur Dhaura, meaning 'ochre ground', where Ngunnawal people invited other tribal groups to acquire ochre for ceremonies, trade and other purposes. Tickets: $0 to $10.
More info and book tickets.

Save Lawson Grasslands: Community Catch-up

Tuesday 16th May, 6pm @ The Food Co-op
Defence Housing Australia is proposing to build over critically endangered Natural Temperate Grassland and Box Gum Woodland at Lawson North. Come along for a community catch-up at the Food Co-op to learn about the campaign’s next steps, while hanging out with friends, and painting some banners. More info and register.

[AMENDED] Community Volunteer Day at Croke Place Wetlands (Evatt)

Saturday 20th May, 1pm-3pm
Lions Croke Place Wetlands Landcare Group invites you to come along and try volunteering! We have planting activities, a wetlands walk, afternoon tea, and a free native plant giveaway. All welcome! Meet at the end of Croke Place, off William Webb Drive, Evatt.

Kaleen Open Space Planting Event

Sunday 21st May, 10am-12pm
Come and join Kaleen Landcare Group for a tree planting event. Meet along the bike path opposite 20 Campaspe Cct, Kaleen. You can RSVP to the Facebook Event here.

Friends of Mount Painter Monthly Work Party (Cook)

Third Sunday each month: 21st May, 9am-12pm
This month join in planting trees and shrubs to expand the wildlife corridor around the west side of the hill. Park on the city-bound side of William Hovell Drive at the end of the long metal guard rail 800m from the Coulter Drive intersection. Follow signs on to the reserve. For details, please contact Sarah via or through our Facebook Page.

[NEW!] Nicholls Pocket Park Planting Day

Sunday 28th May, 1pm-3pm
Attention keen Gardeners - Nicholls Pocket Park needs some loving care! You are invited to help restore Nicholls Pocket Park to its former glory. We’ll be planting out a range of native ground covers and small shrubs and providing tips from the Ginninderra Catchment Group and SEE Change Gungahlin team on how to design your own biodiverse gardens. Find out more and RSVP

Emu Creek Landcare Group Working Bee (Belconnen)

Sunday 28th May, from 9am
This month we'll be putting in 1000 Floriade bulbs and a similar number of flowers. Contact us via the Emu Creek Landcare Facebook Page or email for more information.

World Environment Day Dinner 2023

Saturday 3rd June, 6.30pm-10.30pm
Join the Conservation Council ACT Region for dinner to celebrate World Environment Day 2023 at Albert Hall. Using this global day to connect and to champion the stories of the environment, we are pleased to be joined by our guest speaker Richard Swain - Wiradjuri man, river guide, Reclaim Kosci campaigner, and Where The Water Starts documentary maker. Dress to impress in your best sustainable threads and for an evening of celebration, learning and connection. Tickets: General Admission $150, Concession $90. Buy your tickets.

North Belconnen Landcare Regular Meetups (Evatt)

North Belconnen Landcare for LittliesAll-ages meetup: Saturdays, 10am-11am
Landcare for Littlies: Wednesdays, 10am-11am - All ages welcome, but with a focus on Mums, bubs and toddlers. Grandmas welcome, too!
Times may change depending on weather - please contact us below. Meeting place: After parking in Canaway Place, Evatt, walk about 100m downstream to the tool cage (behind the bushes). Activity this month will mostly be mulching and watering (if the rain stops). Check the North Belconnen Landcare Facebook Group for the latest updates on activities, including changes due to weather, or email

Jarramlee Park Landcare Group Working Bees (Dunlop)

Saturdays, 9.30am
Join us for our weekly working bees at Jarramlee Park in Dunlop. Anyone is welcome to join us for up to a couple of hours. Contact for updates, confirmation of events, location and register with John at or contact us via our Facebook Page.

Friends of the Pinnacle Weeding Parties (Weetangera/Hawker)

Thursdays, usually 8.30am-12pm - contact for details and RSVP.
Alternating Saturdays/Sundays, usually 9am-12pm - contact for details and RSVP.
The Friends of the Pinnacle is a group of volunteers dedicated to making The Pinnacle Nature Reserve even more beautiful. We work in the reserve's lush woodlands, removing invasive weeds, holding planting events and running guided walks to enjoy the reserve's abundant birds and wildflowers. Find out more about Friends of The Pinnacle.

Hawker Community Garden Working Bees

Sundays, 10am-11am
All welcome to come along to Hawker Community Garden at Hawker Shops to help weed, mulch, plant, and have a chat. Find out more at the Hawker Community Landcare website or contact Frances at

Have Your Say

Help shape environmental and related policies and contribute to research below. You can get involved with more ACT Government consultations at the YourSay website, including by joining the YourSay Community Panel, and through public inquiries.

ACT Budget Consultation 2023-24

Closes midnight, 28th April 2023
Provide your views as to how the ACT Government can best allocate its resources via the 2023-24 Budget Consultation survey. Take the survey.

Local Land Services (LLS) Native Vegetation Survey

Closes 9am, 8th May 2023
The NSW Government is carrying out a statutory review on the native vegetation provisions of the Local Land Services Act 2013, to assess how effective the Act is and where there might be opportunities to improve. This survey asks questions about landholders’ experiences managing native vegetation on their property: what has worked well, what hasn’t, and how things could be done better. Any person aged over 18 who owns or manages farmland in rural NSW can participate. Take the survey.

Light Rail Stage 2A Consultation

Closes 11th May 2023
Stage 2A will connect the City to Commonwealth Park, passing over both Territory and Commonwealth land. The community is now invited to review the documentation submitted as part of the works approval and development application, which includes plans, designs and an Environmental Assessment (EA). Your feedback will help the government understand the views of the community and inform their assessment of the project. Find out more or make a submission.

Namadgi National Park Plan of Management Review

Closes 14th May 2023
ACT Government is seeking community views on a Review of the Namadgi National Park Plan of Management 2010 and providing an opportunity for the community to identify issues that should be considered in the development of a new management plan. Have your say.

Climate Change Community Survey

This community survey aims to understand the ACT community’s attitudes towards climate change, the everyday practices that people are adopting to limit their environmental impact, and the barriers that limit any action people might like to take further. The information obtained from the survey will be useful to identify changes needed to government policies and initiatives to enable environmentally-friendly lifestyle changes. Take the survey.

Invasive Species Council Survey

The Invasive Species Council is keen to understand what you think about the state of our environment and invasive species. You are invited to share your thoughts about their work and the scientific methods that they advocate for. Take the survey.

Trees in the ACT

The ACT Government is strengthening and improving how they manage trees in the ACT. Have your say.
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