Duffys Forest is surrounded by the beautiful Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Unfortunately, the nutrient rich run off from our properties leads to the growth of weeds and introduced plant species into the neighbouring National Park and Cowan Creek. Cowan Creek is a drowned valley with steep sides, and a major tributary of the Hawkesbury River. If left unchecked, these weed plumes will permanently change the ecosystems in the National Park and pollute the Cowan Creek tributaries, many of which originate in Duffys Forest.
Bushcare works to remove weeds and restore degraded ecosystems. This work occurs mostly on public land; in bushland, wetlands and around waterways. Volunteers (usually local residents) work on a number of sites in the area.
Duffys Forest has a number of active Bushcare sites. Please ask members of the Committee if you would like to help.
Joalah Road – This is a walking trail connecting Joalah Rd with Yanada Rd . This work is supervised by a representative of Warringah Council and occurs on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month. Please contact Barbara Junghans on Barbarajungans@me.com for further information. (Feb – Nov).
Waratah Park – Monthly bushcare mornings on Sundays.
Wyong Creek Trail – This walking trail connects Wyong Road South along the rear of the properties along the east side of Killawarra and Anembo Rds to the Anembo Horse arena. It follows the course of an unmade Crown road, which has been adversely affected by runoff. The DFRA commissioned an Ecologist to prepare a weed removal plan for this site and a Grant from the GS LLC for Bushcare on this site and in Wyong Gully was awarded to the DFRA. A number of Bushcare sessions were held, and the narrow trail is cleared intermittently. Please contact email@example.com for more details.