Combat our rising city temperatures
Use green cover to help keep your local area cooler and enjoy the many benefits.
Find out more about climate change and what we are doing to understand how our species, ecosystems and landscapes can adapt.
Become a weed warrior
Don’t plant introduced plants that may become weeds. Find out what weeds are impacting your local area and remove them.
Species most likely to become weeds include hardy plants with fruits that can be dispersed by birds (e.g. privets, blackberries) or seeds dispersed by the wind (e.g. dandelions). By replacing weeds with native plants you remove threats to biodiversity and create habitat and food for native animals.
For more information about native plants local to your area, go to your local nursery:
Don’t dump your garden clippings in parks, waterways or over the back fence as this can also spread weeds. Dispose of them in council green bins or let them rot in water for 6 weeks and put them in your own compost bin. You can use the diluted ‘tea’ (1 part tea to 9 parts water) as a fertiliser on your garden. For more information about composting in your area contact your local council.
Are you experiencing problems with weeds? Find out about Greater Sydney Local Land Services strategic weed management plan and how to report and manage priority weeds for Greater Sydney.
Volunteer with bushcare groups working in our national parks, your local council, or community groups to work together removing weeds and restoring native habitat.
Look out for pest animals
Have you seen a pest animal in your local area? Use Feral Scan to record sightings of feral animals in your local area such as wild dogs, deer, foxes, and other pests and help protect farms, biodiversity and communities.
Report any sightings of unusual non-native animals.