Tuesday 24th April 3:30pm - 8:00pm
Council Meeting 24 April
Friday 27th April 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Wingello - Glossies in the Mist Launch Event
The Wingecarribee River flows through the heart of the Highlands, starting its journey in the east near Robertson and finishing when it joins the Wollondilly River on the western boundary of the Shire near Wombeyan Caves.
Along its 80 km journey, the River passes through extensive rural landscapes in the east, and more natural rugged landscapes to the west. The River itself is a "Crown Waterway", meaning it is owned and managed by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (External link).
Whilst the majority of land along the banks of the River are privately owned, some important sections are in public ownership. These include:
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Key objectives of the project were controlling invasive woody weeds, such as Willows, Privet and Hawthorn, and viny weeds such as Japanese Honeysuckle; planting native trees, such as the endangered Eucalyptus macarthurii, native sedges, rushes and clumping grasses (Poa) to help protect and the riverbanks from erosion, and native shrubs to enhance the habitat for small native birds.
The Green Army team also donned waders so they could cut and poison the Willows overhanging the water's edge. Once they were killed the Willow stems were dragged away from the river to be mulched. This helps to eliminate the risk of log jams that can form after flood events and it provided mulch for use around the revegetation plantings.
Aside from planting 8,000 native plants the Green Army team propagated another 2,000 plants in the Community Nursery that will be used by the Bushcare volunteers.
For more information:
Natural Resource Officer
Wingecarribee Shire Council
T: (02) 4868-0772
Green Army (External Link)
Willow Warriors (External Link)