Tagged: Bushcare

Council calls for information on Mount Gibraltar Vandals

July 3, 2019Posted in: Community

View of Mount Gibraltar Heritage Reserve’s Jellore lookout in March 2012

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling for information from residents who may have witnessed any persons damaging structures in Mount Gibraltar Reserve. Council’s Asset Planner for Parks and Buildings, Michelle Green, said the most recent incident occurred over the weekend of the 23 and 24 June. “Volunteers from the Mount Gibraltar Landcare Bushcare Group arrived after...

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...