Rocky Hill Reserve Regeneration Project

Wagga Wagga City Council

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Wagga Wagga’s Rocky Hill is a 50-hectare recreational reserve regularly enjoyed by the Kooringal community.  The woodland community is dominated by white box, Blakely’s red gum, kurrajongs and white cypress trees, providing habitat for a diverse range of animals and insects.  After discovering most of Rocky Hill was covered in weed species and becoming degraded, members of the Rotary Club of South Wagga sprang into action and formed the Rocky Hill Reserve Regeneration Project group.

South Wagga Rotary Rocky Hill Regeneration encourages locals of all ages to come together and exchange ideas on how to best improve the area, with the aims of removing weeds and rubbish, increasing biodiversity, creating a food source for native animals, minimising water runoff through planting and mulching and promoting many other positive environmental outcomes

Volunteers have spent in excess of 950 hours on site over the past year, eradicating woody and other weed species, removing rubbish pollution and liaising with Council to improve access for families.

Today, South Wagga Rotary Rocky Hill Regeneration volunteers, with thanks to Wagga Wagga City Council 2021, Charles Sturt University Community 2021 and Transgrid Community Partnerships 2021 grants, have equipment to continue their dedicated hard work to improve the environment for native flora and fauna

 

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