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Council celebrates Biodiversity Month

2 September, 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 the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity in Australia and across the world.

Threatened Species Day is commemorated on 7 September to raise awareness of plants and animals at risk of extinction.

Council’s Environment Officer, Patrick Tegart, explained that the Walk See Play initiative calls for photographs of biodiversity tracks, traces and habitat features in select local bushland reserves and national parks.

“Getting involved is easy,” he said. “View the list of participating locations and clues on the web app then use your smartphone or camera to record habitat features such as flaking bark, leaf litter, new plant growth and tracks and scratches.”

“Participants who submit an observation will go into the draw to name a local koala or glossy black-cockatoo.”

The promotion is open from 1 through to 30 September 2020 and is supported by Council’s Environment Levy.

For more information visit www.wsc.nsw.gov.au/walk-see-play or phone Wingecarribee Shire Council on 4868 0888.