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2021 Calendar of Events - Wagga Wagga Urban Landcare

Coming soon! Check back to view our full calendar for the year, and plan which events you'll get involved in! 


Wagga Wagga Urban Landcare brochure

This brochure provides an overview of the Group, together with ways in which you can get involved - including a membership form.  


Celebrating Biodiversity Enhancement on the Wiradjuri Track: 20 years of WWUL

This report was produced as part of a project aimed at documenting aspects of the history of Wagga Wagga Urban Landcare over the past twenty years. The project mapped and described sites the group has worked on, and the environmental issues being addressed at these locations. The project also carries out environmental assessments at each site, to guide future work.

Interpretative and educational signage was also erected at the sites, describing the environmental features and issues at each site, including the importance of the site to Wiradjuri people of Wagga Wagga in historic and pre-European settlement times.


The Flora of Wagga Wagga – A guide for revegetation and restoration

This website describes more than 80 plant species native to the Wagga Wagga area, with an emphasis on those forms of plant life typically excluded from re-vegetation projects, namely shrubs, forbs and grasses.  

New members of WWUL will receive a complimentary copy of the book, "The flora of Wagga Wagga" which was developed in conjunction with this website.


Wagga Flora and Fauna Surveys

In 2014, Wagga Wagga Urban Landcare commissioned a series of flora and fauna studies, covering six of the key sites at which our group has undertaken restoration work. Each site was also assessed for any issues it was facing, and recommendations for work which our group can undertake to address these.

The six sites covered were: Flowerdale Lagoon, Pomingalarna Reserve, Railway Viaduct, Red Hill Road, Wilks Park and Willans Hill.


Urban weed profile – Privet

This fact sheet developed by Wagga Wagga Urban Landcare outlines the environmental issues caused by privet and suggests friendly alternatives that can be used in gardens in place of privet.


Wiradjuri plant use in the Murrumbidgee catchment

This guide provides a brief description of the traditional indigenous uses of many locally indigenous plants of the Murrumbidgee catchment.


Marrambidya Wetlands

These pages, on the Wagga Wagga City Council website, describe the history, flora, fauna and aquatic life of the Marrambidya Wetlands. There is also useful information to plan your visit to the wetlands, and information for school or community groups who wish to arrange a guided tour or educational visit to the wetlands.


Urban Salinity Guide

This booklet is designed for the community. It is a summary of the urban salinity situation in the Wagga Wagga area. The first edition was produced in 1998. There is a glossary of terms, explanation of the process, what is being done to redress urban salinity and a section on what you can do. Wagga Wagga City Council. 2000, Urban Salinity: Wagga Wagga. (62 pages, b&w with colour maps)


Building in a saline environment

The advice is this booklet compliments that provided from a certified structural engineer. It presents steps for reducing salinity damage to buildings in saline environments. Different types of house slabs, bricks, concrete mixes, piping, paths, driveways and gardens are canvassed.


Water wise and salt tolerant plants

This booklet encourages the use of water wise plants and less frequent watering. Waterwise plants reduce the amount of water seeping past plant roots and recharging or adding water to the groundwater system. This seepage causes the water-table to rise bringing with it salts which damage homes, gardens, roads and underground services. Wagga Wagga City Council, 2000, Water Wise and Salt Tolerant Plants: Wagga Wagga Region. (44 pages, b&w).


Directory: Salinity aware businesses

The business directory is a guide to Wagga Wagga businesses who have undertaken an urban salinity educational evening organised as a collaborative effort with the Wagga Wagga Urban Landcare Group. Wagga Wagga City Council, 2000, Directory: Salinity aware businesses, Wagga Wagga. 


Wagga Wagga urban salinity tour

This booklet came about due to the increasing numbers of people wanting to learn from the Wagga Wagga salinity experience. Salinity tours conducted by a member of Council, the Murrumbidgee Catchment Management Authority or urban Landcare members are conducted frequently. This booklet is useful to those who wish to do a self-guided tour. The tour sites present an overview of the multi-pronged approach taken in tackling salinity in an urban setting – engineering, revegetation, leakgage reduction and community education and participation. Copies are available through the City of Wagga Wagga.


Urban salinity as a threat to cultural heritage places, Spennemann, Dirk (1997)

Urban salinity as a threat to cultural heritage places. A primer on the processes and effects of chloridation. Johnston Centre of Parks, Recreation and Heritage, Charles Sturt University, Albury. This publication funded through NSW Sat Action examines the historic environment of the Riverina in the context of high saline urban watertables. The author recommends all historic structures in the Riverina be investigated to assess their significance to the town overall , as well as their susceptibility to urban salinity.


Bidgee bush

This popular publication by Karen Walker, Geoff Burrows and Lynn McMahon is an identification guide to common native plant species of the South Western Slopes of New South Wales. The geographical area covered by the book is about 80 km radius from Wagga Wagga, in the region of the South Western Slopes. The approach adopted is to divide species based on growth form rather than family groupings as adopted in strict taxonomic references. Every species has an accompanying high quality colour plate. Walker, K., Burrows, G., & McMahon, L. 2001. Bidgee Bush. Greening Australia. ISBN 1-875345-61-2


South west slopes revegetation guide

This guide covers the southern section of the South Western Slopes in New South Wales. The patches of natural bushland remaining give an indication of the nature of the landscape before European settlement. In many districts less than 2 per cent remains of native vegetation. Contributions made by farmers and landcarers are recognized in this guide. Drawings and photos are in black and white. Stelling,. F. (Ed.) (1998) South West Slopes Revegetation Guide: South of the Murrumbidgee River. Murray Catchment Management Committee and the Department of Land and Water Conservation.