As the calendar moves into autumn it’s a great time of year to start planning your spring bushcare actions, including how your bushcare group will be celebrating Bushcare’s Big Day Out 2019. A good way to start is to ask: what does your bushland site need? This could involve a site visit to assess weeds, the state of recent plantings and litter levels.
And now’s the time to register your group’s BBDO event. Even if you don’t have all your site’s BBDO activities confirmed yet, you can register now, get on the national map and send through more details closer to the date of BBDO (September 15 this year) to [email protected]
Once you have registered your site you will receive a link to download the BBDO Starter Kit, which includes tips on running your event and ways to engage your local community and media outlets in your BBDO activities. Often bushcare groups comment that their biggest need is for more members to get involved, and BBDO is an effective way to spread the word about your site and attract potential new members.
If you’re looking for some inspiration for 2019, check out last year’s Wrap-Up and see how different groups around the country celebrated BBDO. Many of our regional offices will be hosting BBDO events this year, so if you would like to join with us, contact your local office to find out more.
- Register for BBDO 2019
- Do a site visit
- Undertake a weed survey
- Tackle seeding weeds to reduce the number of weeds sprouting in spring
- Check recent plantings – do they need watering or tree guard maintenance?
- Collect and dispose of any litter accumulated in the site
- Make a species list for your spring planting – what plants would be most beneficial for your site?
For more information contact us [email protected]
Photo: Volunteers from our Townsville office spent BBDO 2018 planting trees at Stuart Creek, Townsville