December 1 group members were treated to presentations about water from two renowned local experts. Professor Max Finlayson, wetland ecologist and Director of the Institute for Land, Water and Society at Charles Sturt University, discussed the variability of water in southern Australian landscapes. He noted the agricultural importance of storing and using water, but also […]
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Almost 300 local residents including five schools got involved in the inaugural Thurgoona Bioblitz 2012, a two day community wildlife event held on 18th & 19th May. The event was co-ordinated by the Slopes2Summit (S2S) partnership and the Woolshed Thurgoona Landcare Group. The event was a huge success, involving 36 separate surveys resulting in over […]
What: Over 400 seedlings of local tree and shrub species were planted in collaboration with the Thurgoona Equestrian Centre. Funding: Murray Catchment Authority. Output: Healthy trees and shrubs growing along the waterway within the Thurgoona area. Intended Outcome: Increased habitat for local wildlife, improved water quality.
What: Over 1000 seedlings of local trees, shrubs and grass species were planted in by 45 people. Funding: Caring For Our Country Community Action Grant (with Slopes2Summit). Output: Healthy trees, shrubs and grasses growing along waterway within the Thurgoona area. Intended Outcome: Increased habitat quantity and connectivity for local wildlife, improved water quality.
Purpose: Increased habitat quantity and connectivity for local wildlife, information and skill development. Funding: Caring For Our Country Community Action Grant (with Slopes2Sumit). Activities: Groundcovers and shrubs planted under established native trees at Charles Sturt University by students from Trinity Anglican College (morning) and Charles Sturt University (afternoon). Results: Healthy shrubs and groundcovers growing on […]
Purpose: Increased habitat for Squirrel Gliders and woodland birds (as identified in the BioBlitz). Funding: This activity was supported with funding from the Commonwealth’s Caring for our Country Community Action Grant. Albury City Council provided lunch and 1.8 metre Hume and Hovell cloned tree. Activities: Planting native trees, shrubs and grasses. Barbed wire removed on […]
Join CSU students and staff to: Set up “Harp traps” to catch bats, Locate motion cameras to spy on gliders, Set some small mammal traps, Install some more nestboxes, Spotlight for gliders and other nocturnal animals, See if owls will come to recorded calls. Where: Meet at Hume Dam BBQ Picnic area. When: Friday 7th […]