Category: Environment

Highland boulder on the move

November 2, 2017Posted in: Environment
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An ancient Southern Highlands stone is set to find a new home in the nation’s capital thanks to Council and the efforts of a band of dedicated local volunteers. The stone in question is a giant Bowral Trachyte boulder (Mount Gibraltar Microsyenite) and will be transported to the National Rock Garden in Canberra. The donation...

Join-in and be inspired on National Tree Day

October 13, 2017Posted in: Environment, Events
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Join-in and be inspired on National Tree Day

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting residents to take part in a family friendly National Tree Day event on Saturday 21 October 2017. The site chosen for this year’s community planting is the Wingecarribee River adjacent to Bong Bong Shared Pathway in Burradoo. Council’s Natural Resource Officer Paul Marshall said this year’s theme ‘Be Inspired: it’s...

When Magpies attack!

September 1, 2017Posted in: Environment

Springtime may herald new blooms and blossoms but for much of our native birdlife it also signals the start of nesting season. Magpies in particular can become more aggressive than usual as their new season young hatch. However surviving the magpie swooping season needn’t be a nightmare says Wingecarribee Shire Council Environmental Projects Officer Joe...

Council a finalist in 2017 Local Government NSW Awards

August 25, 2017Posted in: Environment

Koala in tree

Wingecarribee Shire Council has been recognised for environmental excellence in the 2017 Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Awards. Now in their twentieth year, the awards recognise outstanding achievements by local government in managing and protecting the environment. Wingecarribee Shire’s Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project is one of six finalists in the category of...