After many months of hard work the bushcare group now has a film that commemorates twenty years of bushcare at South Lawson Park. Bushcare Blue Mountains: South Lawson Park examines the bushland values of the site and why bushland matters, the urban associated problems that we have encountered over the years (sediment flows, pollution, rubbish dumping, weeds) and what the group has done to manage these problems.
Many, many thanks to Vera Hong (Director and Camera) and Craig Bender (Camera and Aerial Camera), Seconds Minute Hours Productions, for the skill and generosity that they brought to the process of making this film. Thanks also to Greater Sydney Local Land Services and the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program for financial assistance and also to BMCC for financial and administrative assistance. Congratulations to the current members of South Lawson Park bushcare, convenor Erst Carmichael, Bushcare Officer Karen Hising and former Bushcare Officers and group members for their work and contributions over the years.
The film has been distributed to all schools in the Blue Mountains and we hope that it will be a useful classroom resource for teachers of Geography, Science, Sustainability (cross curriculum) and Civics and Citizenship.
The film has some terrific cinematography that portrays the natural beauty of Lawson Creek and the waterfalls and walking tracks of the Lawson Creek Catchment. The hanging swamp sequence is surely very special. Please take a look!
The eight minute film can be viewed at https://vimeo.com/verahong/south-lawson-bushcare