Volunteers contribute 3,452 hours to bush regeneration

May 11, 2016Posted in: Community, Environment

WSC Bushcare Photo

In celebration of National Volunteer Week Wingecarribee Shire Council has released a short video celebrating the work of its Bushcare volunteers. “Volunteer bush regenerators play an important role in increasing the health of bushland reserves, watercourses and wetlands across the Shire,” said Council’s Natural Resource Officer Community Support Paul Marshall. “In the 2014/15 financial year...

Volunteers needed to restore treasured waterway

April 26, 2016Posted in: Environment, Events

Mittagong Creek Bushcare

Wingecarribee Shire Council and local volunteers are inviting residents to join them in helping restore Mittagong Creek, one of the most significant and treasured waterways in the Southern Highlands. The Friends of Mittagong Creek Rivercare Group, a small group of volunteers assisting in the Mittagong Creek Rehabilitation Project, will be holding their first community working...

Seeds we don’t want saved!

February 4, 2016Posted 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...

Landcare volunteers recognised for achievements

July 15, 2015Posted in: Environment

Moss Vale Landcare is in the running for the 2015 NSW Landcare Community Group Award after being nominated by Wingecarribee Shire Council in recognition of its 15 years of volunteer effort and achievement. The Landcare Awards are a key means of promoting the Landcare ethos, which encompasses the work of Landcare, Bushcare, Rivercare, Coastcare, Dunecare...

Team effort to survey koala populations

May 15, 2014Posted in: Environment

Koala in tree

The Office of Environment and Heritage (OEH) has joined forces with Wingecarribee Shire Council to find out more about koalas in the Wingecarribee region. The koalas in Wingecarribee Shire will be the focus of a scoping study to determine the range and health of this charismatic species.  The project is part of the OEH Saving...

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