Tagged: environment

Seeds we don’t want saved

March 5, 2021Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is calling on home owners with Agapanthus plants to remove the seed heads before they open and release their potentially invasive seeds. A native plant of southern Africa, Agapanthus have quickly become one of the Highlands’ favourite garden plants, enjoyed by keen gardeners for their pretty white and purple flowers and year-round...

Help shape a community-driven Environment and Climate Change Strategy

January 7, 2021Posted in: Environment

Southern Highlands view from the air

Wingecarribee Shire Council is inviting residents to take part in an online survey to help prepare a draft Environment and Climate Change Strategy. Council’s Coordinator Sustainability Services, Cecilia Kemp, said the survey was the first step in the preparation of the strategy. “We want to work with our community, key stakeholders, environment groups, local businesses,...

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...