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Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme now open

February 19, 2018Posted in: Community

Kangaloon Hall

Wingecarribee Shire Council has today launched the 2018 Wingecarribee Community Assistance Scheme. Under the scheme, this year Council will distribute up to $130,000 to assist local not-for-profit organisations across the Shire. Monies can be sought to fund programs, equipment or capital works which aim to establish, improve or enhance cultural, sporting, welfare, health promotion, community...

Volunteers get outside and grow for National Tree Day

October 25, 2016Posted in: Environment, Events

Heavy overnight rain did little to dampen the enthusiasm of volunteers who turned up to take part in Saturday’s National Tree Day Wingecarribee community planting event at Mittagong Creek in Bowral. National Tree Day is an annual event organised by Planet Ark with each region given the option of scheduling the day to suit their local conditions. The site...

New Bushcare group for Bundanoon

October 19, 2016Posted in: Environment

Bundanoon’s Leaver Park Bushland Reserve is set to receive some much needed attention following the formation of a new Bushcare group focussed on tackling the area. Residents of Bundanoon and nearby villages came together to form the new Bushcare group which will concentrate initial efforts on the reserve located on the south-west outskirts of the...

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...