Category: Environment

Invitations open to join bushland recovery programs

September 10, 2020Posted in: Environment
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Land for Wildlife sign and burnt landscape

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents and landholders to join a Council-led private land conservation initiative in the wake of the ‘Black Summer’ bushfires. Council’s Environment Officer Margot Law explained how Highlanders could help restore the Shire’s native habitat. “Last year over 64,000 hectares of our Shire’s bushland was burnt in the catastrophic bushfires,” she...

Council celebrates Biodiversity Month

September 2, 2020Posted in: Environment, Events
 

Koala in tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to get involved in a new nature play initiative this September. Developed in partnership with the NSW Government’s Saving our Species program Walk See Play is a self-directed initiative developed to celebrate Biodiversity Month and Threatened Species Day. Biodiversity Month is celebrated throughout September and is dedicated to promoting...

Nesting season arrives for native birdlife

August 27, 2020Posted in: Environment
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Magpie, canstockphoto©

Springtime may herald new blooms and blossoms but for much of our native birdlife it also signals the start of nesting season. During nesting season, parent birds will often exhibit protective behaviour to shield their nest and hatchlings. Both magpies and plovers can become more aggressive than usual as their new season young hatch. Surviving...

Draft Walking Tracks Strategy on exhibition

August 19, 2020Posted in: Environment, Roads and Assets
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comment from the community after Councillors unanimously endorsed the public exhibition of the Draft Walking Tracks Strategy. The draft document has been produced to provide a framework for the management, enhancement and ongoing maintenance of Council-owned or managed recreational walking tracks. Council’s Asset Coordinator Parks and Buildings Rachel Forte said...