Thurgoona Bioblitz May 2012

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 […]

Tree Planting, Thurgoona Equestrian Centre, 25 September, 2010

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.

Tree Planting, Business and Family Planting Day, 19 June, 2011

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.

Tree Planting, School Tree Day, 29 July, 2011

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 CSU site.

Tree Planting Day, 9 September, 2012

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 adjacent fences.Direct seeding […]

Survey evening at Lake Hume Village, Friday 7th Nov, 2014

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 of Nov from 4pm to after dark (9.30 […]

AGM Thursday 20 November, 2014

When:  Thursday 20th of November from 6pm, 2014.Where:  Next to St John’s Church Table Top Rd ThurgoonaWhat: 6pm – Start Walk and talk about the area, includes:Native plant and revegetation informationcheck squirrel glider nest boxes and record location/sightings in ATLAS of living Australia“launching” of the “stop and smell the wattles community park bench”See Bat release and […]

Working Bee

When: Saturday 11 April 8:30am –10am, 2015.Where: St Johns Anglican Church Table Top Rd Thurgoona.Works: Pouring a slab for a park bench, removing old tree guards weeding, around last year’s plantings.Other:  Bring sturdy footwear and a pair of gloves.

Herd Quitter Seminar

When: Friday 15th May 9:30am, 2015.Where: National Environment Centre Ettamogah Road, Thurgoona NSW 2640What: Resource Consulting Services (RCS ) Australia is bringing industry leader Kit Pharo of Colorado, USA to Australia for a series of presentations across Qld and NSW.The tour will start with Kit visiting Queensland and co-presenting with David McLean and Terry McCosker at […]

Planting Day 9 August, 2015

When: Sunday 9th of August 10am – 12:30pm.Where: Corry’s Bushland: End of Dryandra Way Thurgoona.What:  Bring the family and friends and help us plant a variety of native trees, shrubs and grasses to improve the habitat for local wildlife, including some of Thurgoona’s threatened species. The Albury City’s weeds trailer will also be at the […]