Environment Groups

Areas across Liverpool are being restored by passionate volunteers. You don't need to have any special skills or knowledge to be an environmental volunteer. All you need is enthusiasm for improving your local area.

Typical activities are planting native plants, weeding and litter removal. Other activities that volunteers can be involved in include water testing, bird watching and nature photography.Environment-Group

Volunteering is rewarding and not just hard work. Some of the many benefits include increased knowledge of the environment, improved fitness levels and meeting new people with similar interests.

For more information on how to become a volunteer or to receive regular updates on environmental activities occurring in your area call Council on 1300 36 2170 or click here to register your interest.

Collimore Park

The Collimore Park Environment Group commenced activities in May 2015 at Collimore Park in Liverpool. The site includes Brickmakers Creek and is a highly urbanised area.

Collimore Park has had bushland restoration works completed on site, which was funded by Council's previous Environmental Levy Program called the "Environment Plan". A Green Corps project involving weed removal and planting of locally native species was also implemented on this site in 2003.

This environment group will help to restore the natural areas within the park by focusing on litter collection, weed removal, planting and mulching.

When: First Saturday of each month
Activity time: 8am – 10am
Group meets: in the Collimore Park car park on Collimore Avenue, Liverpool

For more information contact Biljana on 9821 7788 or send an email b.jovanovic@liverpool.nsw.gov.au

"I have always had an interest in the environment and I like to do whatever I can to help look after our local park."

Amalfi Park

Amalfi Park is located in Lurnea and is dominated by the presence of Brickmakers Creek. This Environment Group helps to restore the natural areas within the park by focusing on litter collection, weed removal, creek bank stabilisation and planting.

The Amalfi Park Environment Group officially commenced activities under Council's Environment Volunteer Program in June 2004, however they have been a long-standing environmental group within the community for many years.

The group plays a key role in Clean up Australia Day, hosting a site each year, as well as participating in National Tree Day. The Amalfi Park Environment Group won the Environment Group of the Year Award for 2004.

When: first Sunday of each month

Activity time: 9am – 11am

Group meets: near the bridge crossing at Brickmakers Creek, Reilly Street, Lurnea

For more information contact Biljana on 9821 7788 or send an email b.jovanovic@liverpool.nsw.gov.au

"I like to keep our park looking beautiful and free of litter."

Amalfi-Park


Clinches Pond

The Clinches Pond Environment Group undertakes bush regeneration activities around the infamous pond in Moorebank.

A variety of wildlife is attracted to this park and the group regularly spot water dragons, black swans, and other species of birds.

The group has been maintaining works completed by a Green Reserve team in December 2005, concentrating their efforts in the bushland next to the pond. The Clinches Pond Environment Group won the Environment Group of the Year Award for 2008.

When: second Saturday of each month

Activity time: 9am – 11am

Group meets: near the playground on Swain Street, Moorebank

For more information contact Biljana on 9821 7788 or send an email b.jovanovic@liverpool.nsw.gov.au

"I donate my time twice a month to help our local endangered bushland communities as I feel it is very important to take care of our precious environment."

Clinches-Pond


Weaving Garden

The Weaving Garden Environment Group commenced in February 2006 and conducts activities within the Weaving Garden, which runs alongside Casula Road. Activities include tree planting, weed removal, litter removal and mulching.

The Weaving Garden Environment Group assisted in delivering the "Green Web Regional Corridors - Weaving Garden and Leacock Regional Park" project. This project was an initiative of both the Liverpool City Council (LCC) and Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water (DECCW) and received funding assistance from the Australian Government's Green Web Program and the Sydney Metropolitan Catchment Management Authority (SMCMA). The project aims to increase the extent, condition and connectivity of native vegetation (endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland) within the Weaving Garden and adjoining section of Leacock Regional Park.

The Weaving Garden Environment Group won the Environment Group of the Year Award for 2012.

When: second Saturday of each month

Activity time: 12pm – 2pm

Group meets: in the railway station car park on Casula Road, Casula

For more information contact Biljana on 9821 7788 or send an email b.jovanovic@liverpool.nsw.gov.au

"I get a great satisfaction from helping my local environment and getting a chance to spend time with friends. I also like being able to watch things change as they grow."


Cessna Reserve

The Cessna Reserve Environment Group commenced in October 2016 and conducts activities within an area of remnant Cumberland Plain Woodland. Activities conducted by volunteers include tree planting, weed removal and litter removal.

The Cessna Reserve Environment Group is assisting to deliver the “Bringing Back the Buzz to Cumberland Plain Woodland” project. This project is managed by the National Park Association of NSW Inc. in partnership with the University of Sydney, Liverpool City Council, Camden Council and Campbelltown Council and has been assisted by the NSW Government through its Environmental Trust funding. Land clearing in Western Sydney has reduced the Cumberland Plain Woodland to less than 10 per cent of its original distribution and considerable efforts are being put into restoring this critically endangered ecological community. This project aims to restore pollinators back onto these sites by undertaking bush regeneration activities, installing nesting sites and planting native flowering plant species suitable for native pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

When: second Sunday of each month

Activity time: 9am – 11am

Group meets: in the reserve at the intersection of Hemsworth Ave and Stanley Ave, Middleton Grange

For more information contact Biljana on 9821 7788 or send an email b.jovanovic@liverpool.nsw.gov.au

"Being a volunteer to our wonderful community is an honour and privilege, and to know that I’m a part of it feels great."

Cessna

Chauvel Park

The Chauvel Park Environment Group commenced in March 2013. The group conducts activities within Chauvel Park following the Georges River from Lake Moore.

Activities include tree planting, weed removal, litter removal and mulching.

When: third Saturday of each month

Activity time: 8am – 11am

Group meets: in the car park on Epsom Road, near the roundabout on Alfred Road, Chipping Norton

For more information contact Biljana on 9821 7788 or send an email b.jovanovic@liverpool.nsw.gov.au

"I get a great satisfaction from helping my local environment and getting a chance to spend time with friends. I also like being able to watch things change as they grow."

Amalfi-Park


Leacocks Lane

The Leacocks Lane Environment Group began in August 2005 and conducts activities within Glen Regent Reserve in Casula.

They complete activities near the playground at the bottom of Leacocks Lane, and are aiming to improve the visual aesthetics of the reserve and bring back some of the native vegetation that previously occurred there. The Leacocks Lane Environment Group won the Environment Group of the Year Award for 2006.

When: third Sunday of each month

Activity time: 10am – 12pm

Group meets: in the reserve at the intersection of Mackellar Street and Astley Way, Casula

For more information contact Biljana on 9821 7788 or send an email b.jovanovic@liverpool.nsw.gov.au

"I donate my time twice a month to help our local endangered bushland communities as I feel it is very important to take care of our precious environment."

Leacocks-Lane


Light Horse Park

Light Horse Park is a significant recreational space in close proximity to the Liverpool City Centre.

Light Horse Park has had bushland restoration works completed on site, which was funded by Council's previous Environmental Levy Program called the "Environment Plan".

The Light Horse Park Environment Group carries out on-ground restoration activities, including weeding, planting and litter collection. The group has worked along the bank of the Georges River, restoring locally native vegetation, which will help attract native animals to the area. Currently the group is focusing on a community tree planting area located near the entrance of the park.

The Light Horse Park Environment Group won the Environment Group of the Year Award for 2011.

When: last Saturday of each month

Activity time: 9am – 11am

Group meets: in the Light Horse Park car park at the end of Riverpark Drive Liverpool

For more information contact Biljana on 9821 7788 or send an email b.jovanovic@liverpool.nsw.gov.au

"I have always had an interest in the environment and I like to do whatever I can to help look after our local park."

Light-horse-Park


Voyager Point

The Voyager Point Environment Group (VPEG) conducts restoration activities in the suburb of Voyager Park.

They have previously conducted bush restoration at the entrance to Voyager Point (corner of Heathcote Road and the Avenue) and also at the footbridge crossing the Georges River.

The group focuses on weeding, revegetation with locally native plant species, and mulching. The group has been part of Council's Environment Volunteer Program (EVP) since May 2004 and the group's enthusiasm continues to grow each year.

T he Voyager Point Environment Group won the Environment Group of the Year Award for 2005 and 2009. The group also won a merit award for achievement as a community group from Liverpool's Volunteer Resource Centre.

When: last Sunday of each month

Activity time: 9.30am – 11.30am

Group meets: in the car park at Voyager Park on Orlando Crescent, Voyager Point

For more information contact Biljana on 9821 7788 or send an email b.jovanovic@liverpool.nsw.gov.au

"I like to keep our park looking beautiful and free of litter."

Voyage-Point


Elouera Bushland Reserve

This Environment Group undertakes activities regularly across the Elouera Bushland Reserve, which spans 65 hectares. The Elouera Environment Group was formed to implement on-ground environmental change in the reserve and to continue the efforts started by the Elouera Bushland Reserve Management Committee.

Currently the group is restoring bushland in Ireland Park.  Activities include tree planting, weed removal and mulching.

The group regularly undertakes Streamwatch water quality testing of Cabramatta Creek which flows through the reserve and eventually into the Georges River.

When: last Sunday of each month

Activity time: 12pm – 3pm

Group meets: in the car park at Ireland Park on Memorial Drive, Liverpool

For more information contact Biljana on 9821 7788 or send an email b.jovanovic@liverpool.nsw.gov.au

"I have always had an interest in the environment and I like to do whatever I can to help look after our local park."

Elouera-Bushland-Reserve