Category: Environment

Council celebrates World Environment Week

May 30, 2017Posted in: Environment, Events
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Bush walking in the Southern Highlands

Wingecarribee Shire Council and the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service are celebrating World Environment Week this June with a Week of Wonderful Walks and Talks. World Environment Week is in celebration of the UN-recognised World Environment Day held on June 5. This year’s World Environment Day theme is Connecting People to Nature and encourages...

Local high schools speaking for the planet

May 15, 2017Posted in: Environment, Events
 

Speaking for the Planet 2016

Wingecarribee Shire Council is proud to support Speaking 4 the Planet – a public speaking and drama competition for secondary school students. Run in conjunction with June’s World Environment Day, Speaking 4 the Planet provides an opportunity for students to engage in and speak about environmental issues. Council’s Environmental Projects Officer, Joe Stammers explains that...

Council to host wildlife nest box workshop

May 10, 2017Posted in: Environment, Events
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Squirrel Glider by Lachlan Hall

Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to host a workshop for residents looking to encourage native wildlife into their garden. Karen Guymer, Council’s Bushland Projects Officer, explained that tree hollows are essential habitats for wildlife. “A wide variety of species rely on tree hollows for survival,” she said. “Birds, possums and micro-bats are just some of...

Residents invited to have their say on backyard burning

April 10, 2017Posted in: Environment
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Wingecarribee Shire Council is seeking comments from residents on its revised draft Urban Backyard Burning of Vegetation Policy. Council’s Manager of Environment and Sustainability, Barry Arthur explained the reason for the revision. “The Southern Highlands is synonymous with clean, fresh air and this policy seeks to ensure that this basic amenity can be enjoyed for...