Category: Environment

Seeds we don’t want saved

March 5, 2021Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on home owners with Agapanthus plants to remove the seed heads before they open and release their potentially invasive seeds. A native plant of southern Africa, Agapanthus have quickly become one of the Highlands’ favourite garden plants, enjoyed by keen gardeners for their pretty white and purple flowers and year-round...

Help shape a community-driven Environment and Climate Change Strategy

January 7, 2021Posted in: Environment
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Southern Highlands view from the air

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting residents to take part in an online survey to help prepare a draft Environment and Climate Change Strategy. Council’s Coordinator Sustainability Services, Cecilia Kemp, said the survey was the first step in the preparation of the strategy. “We want to work with our community, key stakeholders, environment groups, local businesses,...

Record rainfall recorded in Bowral and Mittagong

December 23, 2020Posted in: Environment, Events
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Data collected from last week’s deluge reveal that parts of the Wingecarribee Shire recorded record rainfalls. Council’s Acting General Manager of Operations, Finance and Risk, Richard Mooney said the weather event had yielded some surprising results. “The significance of last Wednesday’s rain event is becoming more apparent as we receive more data,” he said.  “While...

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...

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