There are many ways for people to get involved in helping conserve and protect our unique environment.
In addition to the numerous community groups that focus on a range of environmental issues, residents are able to actively participate in Council-supported programs:
A program that integrates the community with the management of bushland. Members of the community are welcome to play an active role in bushland rehabilitation and assist Council with management issues related to the reserves.
Bushcare (internal link)
Community Gardens encourage communities and residents to create a more self-provisioning economy by growing their own food.
Community Gardens (internal link)
Habitat for Wildlife is about providing a backyard garden that is wildlife friendly, and is for people who live in towns and villages in the Shire and who love native animals.
Habitat for Wildlife (internal link)
A voluntary program which aims to encourage and assist private landholders to provide habitats for wildlife on their property (minimum area 0.5 hectare / approx. 1 acre), even though the property may be managed primarily for other purposes.
Land for Wildlife (internal link)
Council can provide financial assistance for landholders to retain remnant endangered ecological communities on their property with the aim of conserving wildlife habitat and to create corridors of vegetation within the Shire.
Private Land Conservation (internal link)
Council supports and promotes a number of events each year with the support of the Environment Levy:
Schools Environment Day (internal link)
World Environment Week (internal link)
CleanUp Australia Day (internal link)
National Tree Day (internal link)
Threatened Species Day (internal link)
Household Chemical CleanOut (internal link)