Tagged: Bushcare

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...

New Bushcare group for Mansfield Reserve

November 30, 2016Posted in: Environment

East Bowral’s Mansfield Reserve is set to receive a helping hand following the formation of a new Bushcare group focussed on tackling the area. Speaking at the inaugural working bee on Wednesday 23 November was Council’s Natural Resource Officer Paul Marshall. “Mansfield Reserve is a 34 hectare remnant bushland public reserve with high environmental value...

Volunteers get outside and grow for National Tree Day

October 25, 2016Posted in: Environment, Events

Heavy overnight rain did little to dampen the enthusiasm of volunteers who turned up to take part in Saturday’s National Tree Day Wingecarribee community planting event at Mittagong Creek in Bowral. National Tree Day is an annual event organised by Planet Ark with each region given the option of scheduling the day to suit their local conditions. The site...