The bushcare site
The site is located in south Lawson, Blue Mountains, NSW. It commences 400 metres to the south east of the Lawson shopping centre, and extends over the upper catchment of Lawson Creek.
The site is approximately bounded by Waratah Street to the north and Junction Falls in the south, and within these points is focused on Lawson Creek and its tributaries, riparian zone, swamps and adjoining woodlands. The site is located on public land managed by BMCC.
Significant adverse impacts on the catchment are weeds, unmanaged stormwater flows, rubbish dumping, feral animals and pollutants. In particular, activities that disturb intact bushland, such as maintenance of essential infrastructure and the construction of unauthorised paths or bike tracks, can allow weeds to to become established in a particular area. Intact and healthy bushland tends to repel weed invasion.
The altitude of Lawson is 700 metres and average annual rainfall is approximately 1250mm, with summer and autumn being the wettest months (Bureau of Meteorology). Temperature ranges are on average, mild.
A great way to become familiar with the site is to view our eight minute film, Bushcare Blue Mountains: South Lawson Park: https://vimeo.com/verahong/south-lawson-bushcare . Many thanks to Vera and Craig at Seconds Minutes Hours Productions for their wonderful cinematography.