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Volunteer with a Bushcare Group

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by Katherine Quinn (subscribe)
A freelance journalist who can often be found cycling, bushwalking and swimming in and around south-east Queensland
Published September 3rd 2013
Dirty your hands and get a warm inner glow
On any given weekend, in parks and near waterways all over Brisbane, you'll find a dedicated group of volunteers maintaining these natural habitats.

The Whites Hill Bushcare Group meets in Camp Hill on the third Sunday of every month and performs a variety of jobs in this beautiful natural area which is just seven kilometres from the CBD.

Whites Hill
Whites Hill is an ecologically-significant bushland 7km from the CBD

The group's activities include tree-planting, weeding, spraying and rubbish-removal. At the August working bee they spent a couple of hours pulling out corky passionflower, a particularly satisfying vine to uproot. Although it was hard work, being surrounded by native trees and wildlife on a beautiful sunny morning makes it all worthwhile.

Corky passionflower
The insidious corky passionflower on its march up this tree

Not only are the working bees a great way to meet like-minded people who care about our environment, it's also a terrific opportunity for apartment-dwellers to plunge their hands into the earth.

Tree-planting is one of the activities of the bushcare group

The Whites Hill Bushcare Group is part of the Bulimba Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee. To find a bushcare group near you, go to the B4C website.
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Why? To get your hands dirty
Where: All over Brisbane
Cost: Free
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