Wagga Wagga Urban Landcare Group
The Wagga Wagga Urban Landcare Group has been an essential part of community responses to salinity in the Wagga Wagga region for more than ten years.
Starting in 1994, the group was born out of people's concerns about the effects of salinity in urban areas of Wagga Wagga. The group was one of the partners who developed the second Wagga Wagga Urban Salinity Action Plan.
For over ten years the group has undertaken a diverse range of activities including treeplanting, bush regeneration, creating demonstration waterwise streetscapes, public education, lobbying of local, state and commonwealth governments, media campaigns and community representation. In doing so the Landcare group has played a prominent role in keeping salinity and other sustainability issues on the public agenda.
Landcare participants, residents and officials at the opening of the Emblem Park demonstration site in 1999. Mike Sutherland takes measurements from a piezometer. Photo: Petrina Quinn.
Salt tour at Leavenworth Drive, hosted by Wagga Wagga City Council and Wagga Wagga Urban Landcare Group. Photo: Petrina Quinn.
Landcare action in recharge areas. Trees planted beside Leavenworth Drive. Photo: Petrina Quinn.