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07 April, 2024
9:00 AM
Marrickville Golf Club , Wharf St, Marrickville NSW 2204

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Ever wanted to get involved in bushcare along the Cooks River but don’t know where to start? Join the Mudcrabs for a bushcare session and a cuppa on the 18th Tee!

Located on a prominent sandstone outcrop in Marrickville golf course, the 18th Tee is the latest bushcare site, managed by the legendary Mudcrabs. The site is behind the clubhouse, adjacent to the Wave Rock site and features predominately sandstone heath vegetation. The project is funded by Hawke’s Brewery, through a grant from Landcare Australia.

No experience necessary and no need to book. All ages are welcome. Children must be accompanied by a guardian over the age of 18. If you have some, please bring your own gardening gloves for the working bee. Please do not attend if you are unwell on the day.

For more information or any questions visit the Mudcrabs Facebook page, see their website or email mudcrabs.cooksriver@gmail.com 

Getting there:


Public Transport

The 423 bus route accesses the Club via Illawarra Road. The bus stops are a short 5 minute walk from the club. For timetables and more info, check out transport.info.

Active Transport:

The Club is conveniently located along the Cooks River Cycleway. Visitors can walk, cycle or scoot from Tempe train station to the East or Dulwich Hill train station to the west. Bike racks are available at the Club.


Limited parking is available in the Club car park. Part of the car park will be closed during the event. It is recommended to take public transport, active transport or a ride share service.

Contact us on info@cooksriver.org.au if you have any accessibility requirements.


About The Mudcrabs:

The Mudcrabs are a local community group which cares for the Cooks River and its foreshore environment by regularly collecting rubbish and restoring the bush along the Cooks River.

The group grew out of the interest and involvement of two people, Chris Bartlett and Ian Bruce, who were involved in the 2005 Clean-Up Australia Day along the Cooks River. These two people then became disappointed that the River was still full of rubbish after the big clean up. They decided to take action into their own hands and begin a regular clean up of the River themselves. Other people noticed them working along the river and stopped to talk, then offered to help.

As more people became interested, Canterbury Council became involved and assisted by supplying, bags, rubbish grabbers, boots, gloves etc. Initially, Chris Bartlett had to individually phone all the volunteers to tell them when and where the clean-ups would be. This became onerous and expensive as more & more people wanted to help, so an email contact list was formed which now includes nearly 500 people.

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