Free environmental community workshops
Bush Skills for the Hills is a series of free workshops for the community. The workshops include a combination of theoretical and practical information sessions, designed to give participants the skills to manage and appreciate everything that local bushland has to offer.
January to June 2017 program
Workshop: Green Card Training—Introduction to Environmental Volunteering
Date: Saturday, 18 February 2017, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Gooseberry Hill Multi Use Facility, 42 Ledger Rd, Gooseberry Hill
This workshop covers all aspects of safety for volunteers working in bushland areas, with tools and chemicals.
The workshop is recommended for Friends Group members keen to undertake environmental work in natural areas in the Shire of Kalamunda, Shire of Mundaring and City of Swan. Friends Group coordinators are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop in their first year, and at least once every three years after that. All group members are encouraged to attend as they wish. A light morning tea will be provided.
Workshop: Quenda Quest – Ecology, Habitat and Health
Date: Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, 120 Gilchrist Rd, Lesmurdie.
When: Saturday, 25 March 2017, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Incorporating Bush Skills 4 Youth, Healthy Wildlife and the City of Mandurah’s Backyard Bandicoots Program.
Designed to be family friendly, this workshop will enable participants to learn about bandicoot ecology and how to make your backyard bandicoot friendly. Find out about parasitic diseases and why human food is bad for bandicoots. There will be an opportunity to meet Kanyana’s wildlife up close. For the kids we will have games, stories, making bandicoot ears and a walk in the bush. Lunch will be provided.
The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful
Date: Bugle Tree Gully Park, Corner of Steven St and Thornbury Cl, Mundaring.
When: Saturday, 22 April 2017, 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
Riparian vegetation is essential for the provision of habitat for birds, insects, reptiles and other animals that live and move through this amazing area. Una Bell will take us on a journey through Bugle Tree Gully Park, imparting her wealth of knowledge as she goes. The park has an interesting history, Una will talk about the impact development has had on the park and the hard won battle to conserve the area.
The short expedition, only 200 metres, will captivate the audience as Una talks on her labour of love, how she protected this park from development and tirelessly works to improve this special piece of bushland.
Date: Walyunga National Park.
When: Saturday, 20 May 2017, 9:30 am to 11:30 am.
Join us in the bush and explore the traditional practices of indigenous people. Discover the many uses of plants and animals, hunting and food gathering methods and significance of totems. Learn how Australia’s first people used the land and its resources sustainably.
More information, or to register
Contact EMRC’s Administration Officer Regional Services
Tel: (08) 9424 2216 or
Registration at www.emrc.org.au/bush-skills-for-the-hills-workshops