Bushcare’s Major Day Out is a national day designed to encourage us all to take part in the restoration and maintenance of our remaining bushland.

In 2015 the main date will be Sunday 13 September, and this is part of Landcare Week. However, the day for Bushcare’s Major Day Out is flexible, so individual sites could choose slightly different dates. 

Bushcare’s Major Day Out is a day specifically designed to give of us the opportunity to find out what is being done and what can be done in our own neighbourhood. It’s a fun day where anyone, young and old can work alongside and learn from experts and experienced volunteers. There are a range of activities depending on the location; walks, planting, weed removal, photography workshops as well as native plant identification and well celebrated morning teas.

A supervisor and volunteer at work
Supervisor and volunteer

Bushcare’s Major Day Out is made possible because of the involvement of Land Manager’s and volunteers across Australia. The national event is sponsored by Willoughby City Council and Landcare Australia.

Started by Willoughby resident Don Wilson, a dedicated bushcare volunteer, Don found that Bushcare was not only an a great way to care for bushland, it was enjoyable, social and of great educational value. Don started organising yearly get togethers for his local council area and it grew exponentially from there.

Just as Clean Up Australia Day has made us a litter conscious nation, Bushcare’s Major Day Out aims to make us conscious of the need to protect our bush while learning about the role we can all play in its continued care.

To find out about a location near you or register interest, email us: info@bushcaresmajordayout.org; or look for Bushcare’s Major Day Out on Facebook.

Come along Australia and get involved in our day for the Bush.