Bush Mates is a community engagement and education program to help Western Sydney's 300,000 new residents to be good mates to the bush. Sydney's residents are fortunate to have a wealth of bushland right on their doorsteps. Unfortunately, this closeness between people and nature can threaten the places we love and the plants and animals that live within them.
Through a series of events and workshops, we aim to increase the positive impact that residents can have on their environment, and to value and appreciate the bushland on their doorstep.
Bush Mates is run by the National Parks Association of NSW and supported by Greening Australia, WWF Australia, The University of Sydney and Greater Sydney Local Land Services through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and WWF Australia.
For more information on this exciting initiative and tips on how you can be good bush mate, visit www.bushmates.org.au.