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NPWS hazard reduction burns near Nowra

Media release: 5 May 2016 The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is planning to carry out two strategic fuel reduction burns in the Shoalhaven on Thursday 5 May 2016. NPWS Area Manager, Greg Tedder said crews plan to undertake a 93 hectare burn along lower ... http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia16050501.htm05 May 16

Hazard reduction operations along Dubbo to Mendooran Rd

Media release: 4 May 2016 Drivers using the Dubbo to Mendooran Road are warned hazard reduction operations are planned to take place from Thursday 5 May until Thursday 19 May, which may result in smoke hazard. The National Parks and ... http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia16050403.htm04 May 16

Large Blue Mountains hazard reduction burns to protect villages

Media release: 4 May 2016 The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and Rural Fire Service (RFS) are planning to conduct two large hazard reductions in Blue Mountains National Park near Leura and Glenbrook from ... http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia16050402.htm04 May 16

Work to commence at Mother of Ducks Lagoon

Media release: 4 May 2016 Work is about to commence at Mother of Ducks Lagoon to improve the lagoon's catchment, enhancing the flooding regime of this important waterbird wetland while reducing flooding at the Guyra golf course. Ranger Neil Reckord said the ... http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia16050401.htm04 May 16

Hazard reduction burn in Yengo National Park

Media release: 27 April 2016 The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) in conjunction with Rural Fire Service (RFS) will be conducting a hazard reduction burn in Yengo National Park, south-west of Laguna on Thursday 28 April 2016. NPWS Regional Manager ... http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia16042701.htm27 Apr 16

New York comes to rehabilitate Dharawal National Park

Media release: 26 April 2016 A bus load of New York University students and teachers joined the local community to plant more than 1000 seedlings at the Old Archers site in Dharawal National Park earlier this month. National Parks and ... http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia16042603.htm26 Apr 16

Water in, carp out at Thegoa Lagoon

Media release: 26 April 2016 After drying down over summer to a series of residual pools, a delivery of water to re-fill Thegoa Lagoon is planned for 2 May. Native fish, frogs, birds and turtles are expected to return to the lagoon, providing a wetland spectacle for locals and ... http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia16042602.htm26 Apr 16

2016 Eco School Grants Program open for applications

Media release: 26 April 2016 Eighty grants of $3,500 each are available to support a range of environmental projects and learning opportunities for students, teachers and school communities under the NSW Environmental Trust's Eco Schools ... http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia16042601.htm26 Apr 16

Rare orchid flowering in the Shoalhaven

Media release: 21 April 2016 A critically-endangered orchid endemic to the Shoalhaven area is currently flowering, offering plant lovers a rare glimpse of its unique qualities before it disappears underground until next Autumn. The orchid Pterostylis ventricosa only ... http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia16042101.htm21 Apr 16

Lifeline for native fish in Gwydir Valley

Media release: 15 April 2016 Native fish in the Gwydir river system will be thrown a lifeline with environmental water flowing this week, toward refuge pools that are drying out, downstream of Tyreelaroi Weir to the Gwydir and Lower Gwydir Rivers, Gingham ... http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia16041502.htm15 Apr 16