Volunteers get outside and grow for National Tree Day

October 25, 2016Posted in: Environment, Events
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Heavy overnight rain did little to dampen the enthusiasm of volunteers who turned up to take part in Saturday’s National Tree Day Wingecarribee community planting event at Mittagong Creek in Bowral. National Tree Day is an annual event organised by Planet Ark with each region given the option of scheduling the day to suit their local conditions. The site...

New Bushcare group for Bundanoon

October 19, 2016Posted in: Environment
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Bundanoon’s Leaver Park Bushland Reserve is set to receive some much needed attention following the formation of a new Bushcare group focussed on tackling the area. Residents of Bundanoon and nearby villages came together to form the new Bushcare group which will concentrate initial efforts on the reserve located on the south-west outskirts of the...

Counting the birds for National Bird Week

October 19, 2016Posted in: Environment, Events
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is joining forces with Birdlife Australia as it prepares to conduct the largest bird count in the country during National Bird Week. The Aussie Backyard Bird Count started Monday and will end on Sunday 23 October and is the largest citizen science project in the country. Karen Guymer, Council’s Bushland Projects Officer...

Council to undertake Community Strategic Plan review

October 14, 2016Posted in: Community
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on residents to help guide the Shire’s future, following unanimous support by councillors for a multi-phased engagement strategy to review the Community Strategic Plan Wingecarribee 2031+. The first stage of the review will involve a random telephone and online survey. The telephone and on-line surveys will be carried out by...

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