Threatened Species Week: International Threatened Species Week is September 7-14. Some of the rarest and most interesting plants and animals in the country are found in our region, including the Mongarlowe mallee, Bombay bossiaea, Araluen gum, Nerriga grevillea, Monga tea tree and Budawangs bush-pea. The Bombay bossiaea shrub only grows along a short stretch of the Shoalhaven River - nowhere else. Efforts to save the bossiaea have been funded under the NSW Environmental Trust's Save our Species program, Crown Lands Public Reserves Management Fund and WaterNSW. After a drone and ground survey to locate the bossiaeas, and weed control along the Shoalhaven, we're celebrating international Threatened Species Week by planting bossiaeas propagated by the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) with staff from ANBG, Department of Planning Industry and Environment and Local Land Services, all partners in this project.
Braidwood Skate Park concepts: We are after the community's feedback on some concept designs for a potential skate park in Braidwood. Separate designs have been prepared for the Braidwood Recreation Ground and Bicentennial Park on McKellar Street. We engaged respected skate park designers Convic to hold community workshops and develop the concept plans. The construction of the skate park is not currently funded and we will explore funding opportunities once a preferred design and location is selected. The designs can be viewed on our engagement website yourvoice.qprc.nsw.gov.au and at Council's Braidwood office.
Environment and Sustainability Advisory Committee: Council is seeking expressions of interest from community members to join this committee. The committee assists in the development of plans and activities for our major environmental assets, provides advice on projects and funding opportunities, includes sustainability initiatives and strategies to which include energy management, biodiversity, climate change and waste management. Find all the details on the council's website at www.qprc.nsw.gov.au/eoi-esac
Chemical Cleanout: The NSW EPA are holding two Chemical Cleanout events on September 28. They are both from 1-4pm, at the Braidwood Saleyards (corner of Gillamatong and Saleyards Lanes) and the Collett Street car park, Queanbeyan (corner of Morisset and Collett Streets). The cleanouts are an opportunity for residents to safely dispose of household quantities of fluoro globes and tubes, gas bottles and fire extinguishers, household cleaners, batteries, paint, oils, garden chemicals, poisons and smoke detectors. For more information, go to www.cleanout.com.au