Greening Australia and Southern Highlands "Wall to Wollondilly" project 2017
BirdLife Southern Highlands has worked closely with Greening Australia's "Wall to Wollondilly" protect to restore critical habitat, and improve the health of the Wingecarribee River. Since 2013, a small team of BLSH Members has been conducting monthly surveys at five sites along Mittagong Creek between Mansfield Reserve and the Channel Deviation near the Bowral Brickworks. These surveys were set up in partnership with the Wingecarribee Shire Council Natural Resources Staff to help establish baseline bird numbers before, during and after Council’s Riparian Regeneration Project along Mittagong Creek. Over 100 species have been recorded across the five sites along the creek since the surveys commenced.
As part of the funding provided we are now the proud owners of 30 pairs of good quality binoculars. These have been use for school events such as Schools Environment Day and National Tree Planting Day, both sponsored by Wingecarribee Shire Council.