Monday 25th September 2017
Responsible pet ownership starts at home
Friday 22nd September 2017
The 2016 Sydney Drinking Water Catchment Audit
Wednesday 27th September 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Council Meeting 27 September 2017
Thursday 5th October 9:00am - 2:00pm
2017 Community Services Expo
Land For Wildlife is a free, voluntary program which aims to encourage and assist private landholders to provide habitats for wildlife on their property, even though the property may be managed primarily for other purposes.
The minimum size of the habitat to be protected is 0.5 hectare (just over 1 acre).
For more information on Land for Wildlife as a Legacy, see our short video below:
Take a leisurely walk through the beautiful River Bend Reserve at Berrima while learning to identify the Paddy's River Box (Eucalyptus macarthurii), and hearing from ecologist Greg Stone about efforts to conserve this significant species within the local area.
When: Saturday 23 September. Meet at 10am. Walk will conclude around 12pm
Location: Berrima River Reserve, end of Oxley Street, BERRIMA NSW
Register: Contact Greg Stone on 0422 279 946 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get to know what is living on your land through interactive wildlife surveying and vertebrate pest animal control workshops. Following an overview of biodiversity conservation and threatened species, you will be shown how to use a motion detector camera to survey your wildlife. You will then borrow the camera for two weeks and the images collected will be collated for you and a species list prepared. The second half-day workshop will provide you with knowledge and skills to use pesticides for active feral animal control.
Wingecarribee’s plants and animals cannot be conserved adequately by the public reserve system alone. This is why Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging landholders within the shire to take steps towards conserving the natural features on their properties.
There are currently two programs to assist landholders in conserving native vegetation for wildlife habitat. Land for Wildlife is the entry-level program that leads to greater levels of investment through the Vegetation Conservation Program. Both programs are funded by the Environment Levy (internal link) and are free to join.
Interested landholders should print and complete an Expression of Interest form (below) and email to email@example.com or post to:
Bushland Projects Officer
Wingecarribee Shire Council
PO Box 141
Moss Vale 2577
Land for Wildlife - Expression of Interest form (PDF, 200kB)
Land for Wildlife - Landholders Agreement (PDF, 200kB)
For further information and assistance, contact:
Bushland Projects Officer
Telephone: (02) 4868-0828
Wingecarribee Web and Wildlife Wingecarribee (local eNewsletters)
Bush Matters newsletter (external link)
Wingecarribee Private Land Conservation Strategic Plan (2014-19) (internal link)
Land for Wildlife Program (CEN) (external link)
Local Land Services (external link)