Signs of better protection

16 April, 2013Posted in: Environment

New signage has been installed by Wingecarribee Shire Council along Tourist, Kirkland and Moresby Hill Roads at East Kangaloon to help achieve better protection of the roadside vegetation.

The signs advise road users and local land managers about the significant roadside environmental areas in the locality and encourage the protection of the native habitat. The signs have been installed in areas where the road passes through or adjoins endangered ecological communities (EECs).

The signage is part of a larger project that has included extensive environmental weed control works undertaken along almost 14 km of road corridor by Council contractors.

Council has also written to the adjoining landholders to encourage complimentary weed control works on their land as an important step in reducing weed seed spread, as well as providing them with a copy of Council’s new Environmental Weeds in the Southern Highlands brochure.

This project has been assisted by the New South Wales Government through its Environmental Trust and supported by the Local Government and Shires Association of NSW.

For more information contact Paul Marshall, Council’s Natural Resource Officer Community Support on phone 4868 0772.