Parks and Reserves Environmental Signage Program
The natural environment has always been a special part of the lifestyle for residents of the Sutherland Shire. Areas of bushland, beaches, waterways and a distinctive tree canopy through our suburbs combine to create a unique sense of place. Residents place a high value on protecting the natural environment. Community involvement in protecting the environment is reflected in the strong commitment to the Bushcare and Greenweb programs.
The Parks and Reserves Environmental Signage Program is assisting to create a greater community awareness of environmental and heritage values across the Shire through the use of colourful informative interpretation signage. The signs also inform residents and visitors about what can be done to protect the environment and our heritage.
Signs have been installed at Gunnamatta Park explaining the importance of tree hollows as habitat for fauna and why Council leave dead trees with hollows in the park. Signs are being installed at Maianbar explaining the presence of shorebirds and their seasonal migration to the northern hemisphere and how dogs can impact on them. Other signs have been erected in reserves that contain threatened species and endangered ecological communities such as Menai Conservation Park, Flora Street Reserve and The Glen Reserve. Anglers on the Georges River are now more aware of the presence of Aboriginal middens as a result of the interpretive signs.
Others are being prepared on:
- the importance of saltmarsh
- how crabs play a vital role in recycling nutrients in mangrove, and
- why seagrasses are so important.
Download the following signs that have been produced so far:
Enquiries can be directed to Sutherland Shire Council on 9710 0333 or firstname.lastname@example.org