ParkCare and Urban Landcare

The ParkCare and Urban Landcare Program is a partnership between the ACT Government and community volunteer groups who have an interest in their local environment. Volunteers actively contribute to protecting natural and cultural sites in local parks and nature reserves throughout the ACT, including Namadgi National Park, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and Googong Foreshores.

ParkCare and Landcare volunteers undertake a variety of activities including seed collection, plant propagation, tree planting, weed removal, erosion control, vegetation mapping and recording, water quality monitoring, raising community awareness and the maintenance and restoration of heritage places.

Anyone can become a ParkCarer or Landcare volunteer, all that is needed is enthusiasm! Previous experience or special skills are not required, just an interest in making a difference. Training, equipment and support are provided.

"For me ParkCare means being in the bush with others who share my interests in looking after the plants, animals and landscapes there." -Sarah Hnatuik, volunteer coordinator of the Mount Painter ParkCare group

For more information about the activities undertaken by volunteers in ACT parks and reserves, check out our annual Scribbly Gum newsletter or go to the ACT Landcare website. You can also find links to some group websites below:

  1. Mt Ainslie Weeders
  2. Friends of Black Mountain
  3. Friends of Aranda Bushland
  4. Friends of Bruce Ridge
  5. Friends of Mt Majura
  6. Friends of Mt Painter
  7. Friends of Mulligans Flat
  8. Friends of The Pinnacle
  9. Watson Woodlands Working Group
  10. Cooleman Ridge ParkCare Group
  11. Friends of Farrer Ridge
  12. Friends of Jerrabomberra Wetlands
  13. Mt Taylor ParkCare Group
  14. Oakey Hill Park Care Group
  15. Red Hill Regenerators
  16. Isaacs Ridge Mount Mugga Mugga ParkCare Group
  17. Park Carers of South Murrumbidgee
  18. Urambi Hills ParkCare
  19. Friends of Glenburn (Kowen)
  20. Friends of Tidbinbilla
  21. Gudgenby Bush Regenerators
  22. Uriarra ParkCare Group

Groups are subject to change but the list is accurate as of 2015.

For more information contact the ParkCare and Volunteer Coordinator via 13 22 81.

Already a volunteer?
Environmental volunteers working on unleased public land are required to register with the ACT Government. This can be done by filling out the online form or contacting the ParkCare and Volunteer Coordinator on 6205 7384.

Park Care code of conduct

ACT PCS Volunteer Policy

Scribbly gum newsletter

The Scribbly Gum newsletter is produced annually and features contributions from the ParkCare and Urban Landcare groups. To receive previous editions please contact the ParkCare/Landcare Coordinator via Access Canberra on 13 22 81.

Scribbly Gum 2016 (PDF)

Scribbly Gum 2015 (PDF) (Word version)