Tuesday 27th June 2017
Council libraries launch new eNewsletter
Monday 26th June 2017
Celebrating NAIDOC Week in the Wingecarribee
Wednesday 28th June 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Council Meeting 28 June 2017
Monday 3rd July 10:30am - 12:30pm
Opening Ceremony - NAIDOC Week
Habitat for Wildlife is about providing a backyard garden that is wildlife friendly, and is for people who live in the Wingecarribee Shire who love native animals.
It is about making small changes to your backyard to improve habitat values and to encourage native birds, moths, butterflies, insects, frogs and lizards to visit or live in your garden. Creating a wildlife refuge in your backyard will increase the likelihood of a native animal’s survival and movement through a landscape.
Tips can be provided on how you manage pets, how you think about and plan your garden design and through the installation of bird baths, native grasses, shrubs and trees and other features such as rocky gardens, nest boxes in trees, or ponds that will encourage and protect native animals.
You can be as creative as you like!
How do I Join?
Membership is free and available to residents of Wingecarribee Shire. Members receive:
To join Habitat for Wildlife, complete the member form:
Habitat for Wildlife Membership form (PDF, 1.3MB)
You will not be able to save this form if opened in your browser – it will have to be completed and printed ready for signing in FOUR steps:
If you are under 18 years of age you will need a parent or guardian to sign the form.
To celebrate World Environment Week (5-11 June 2017) and promote the Habitat for Wildlife program, visit the civic centre throughout June to see the fantastic photographic display and vote for your favourite photos. There are three categories - Primary, High School and Adult/Open, and you may choose three photos in each category.
The 2017 Aussie Backyard Bird Count will be held from 23-29 October, with a Breakfast with the Birds event scheduled for Friday 27 October. More information and a registration link will be posted closer to the event.
Contact the Bushland Projects Officer
Telephone: (02) 4868-0828 (Thursday & Friday)
Wingecarribee Private Land Conservation Strategic Plan (2014-19) (internal link)
Council's main environment page (internal link)
Land for Wildlife (internal link)
Wingecarribee Web and Wildlife Wingecarribee Enewsletters (external link)
Habitat for Wildlife - Community Environment Network (external link)
Threatened species - NSW Office of Environment & Heritage (external link)
Habitat Stepping Stones (external link)