‘Friends of Bayside’ is a community based volunteer program supported by the Bayside City Council.
If you’d like to play your part in helping protect Bayside’s inland and coastal bushland reserves, including woodlands, heathlands, grasslands, coastal scrub and swamps, it’s well worth getting involved.
It doesn’t matter whether you have a little or a lot of time to offer, Council encourages people from all ages and all walks of life, who can contribute to the protection, restoration and appreciation of Bayside’s natural open space. The program currently has around 190 Friends and continues to flourish and evolve.
The sorts of things you might find yourself doing if you volunteer are: Planting species indigenous to Bayside; Weed removal, treatment and maintenance; Seed collection; Observing and recording indigenous plants and animals; And interacting with visitors to these areas (and monitoring/reporting issues).
Training opportunities are identified and made available to Friends of Bayside volunteers where relevant. Topics such as indigenous plants and animals, invasive weeds, plant propagation and bushland restoration may be covered. And special social events are also held throughout the year, so it’s a great chance to meet like-minded people.
There’s several different areas to choose from and it’s possible to volunteer across more than one. Check these links for more details: