Tagged: Bushcare

Council Bushcare team transform local waterway

September 18, 2018Posted in: Environment

Following twelve months of Council-led rehabilitation works, native bushland is again flourishing on the banks of three of the Shire’s most important waterways. Stage one of a three-year project targeting degraded bushland along the Gibbergunyah, Ironmines and Chinamans Creeks recently concluded with Council’s Bushcare team declaring the first year’s efforts a success. “After twelve months...

Seeds we don’t want saved!

February 2, 2018Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is once again calling on residents growing agapanthus plants to take to their gardens and remove the seed heads before they open and release their potentially invasive seeds. A native plant of southern Africa, agapanthus have rapidly become one of the Highlands’ most common garden plants, enjoyed by many residents for their...

Highland boulder on the move

November 2, 2017Posted in: Environment

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...

Job completed for Wingecarribee River Green Army

February 22, 2017Posted in: Environment

Following six months of intensive environmental work on the Wingecarribee River, the second round of Green Army participants are preparing to down tools as the rehabilitation project draws to a close. Attending the Burradoo graduation ceremony was Campbell Page’s National Green Army Program Manager, Kristie Kelly, members of the Bong Bong Common Management Committee and...

New Rivercare group for Bundanoon

December 16, 2016Posted in: Environment

Mittagong Creek Bushcare

Reedy Creek in Bundanoon is set for a new lease of life following the formation of a dedicated Rivercare Group focussed on tackling the area. The group is the creation of residents of nearby Greasons Road in the north-west of the village who took it upon themselves to rehabilitate the Reedy Creek drainage reserve. Speaking...