Tagged: environment

Nesting season arrives for native birdlife

August 27, 2020Posted in: Environment

Magpie, canstockphoto©

Springtime may herald new blooms and blossoms but for much of our native birdlife it also signals the start of nesting season. During nesting season, parent birds will often exhibit protective behaviour to shield their nest and hatchlings. Both magpies and plovers can become more aggressive than usual as their new season young hatch. Surviving...

Don’t trust the dirt dealer

June 12, 2020Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is urging residents of the Shire to be wary of operators offering ‘free fill’ following a spate of recent incidents. Council’s Deputy General Manager Corporate, Strategy and Development Services Mark Pepping said operators often targeted areas within easy access of major highways. “We’ve had a number of incidents reported recently including properties...

Preparing your Wood Heater

April 14, 2020Posted in: Environment

Wood fire smoke

With a cool chill in the autumn air, Wingecarribee Shire Council is reminding residents to check their wood heaters before they light up. “Faulty and incorrectly used wood fire heaters are a major contributor to air pollution,” said Council’s Environment and Sustainability Manager Barry Arthur. “Apart from the obvious health and community benefits of a...

Household Chemical CleanOut at Council Depot

March 16, 2020Posted in: Community, Environment

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in conjunction with Wingecarribee Shire Council will be accepting unwanted chemicals as part of its annual Chemical CleanOut program this Saturday 21 March 2020. Residents can drop off their unwanted household chemicals – FREE of charge – at Council’s Moss Vale Works Depot from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm....

Council calls on community to support koalas in care

February 27, 2020Posted in: Community, Environment

Lady standing next to eucalyptus tree, touching leaves

Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Southern Highlands Koala Conservation Project is working with wildlife carers to identify fresh food for injured koalas. Council’s Environment Officer Margot Law said that koalas in care need fresh leaves daily to support their recovery. “It can take up to six fresh tips of eucalyptus branches to support one koala each day,...