Interpretive Sign Installed

by Madelaine North,

On 18 September 2018, Shoalhaven City Council staff installed a large interpretative sign at the Brinawarr Street Grey-headed Flying-fox Camp Bomaderry to help inform the community of the importance of this keystone species.

Last summer the number of Grey-headed Flying-foxes at the camp reached well into the thousands. Whilst some residents were thrilled to be living in close proximity to these very important animals, some residents had concerns about the potential risk of disease, and noise and odour from the camp. The new sign provides information that may help these residents better understand the species.

Council staff alongside local and experts from the NSW Office of Environment & Heritage are also encouraging Shoalhaven residents to have a discussion regarding the local Grey-headed Flying-fox population via a community engagement and information workshop to be held at the Bomaderry Community Centre on Tuesday 16 October, from 4-6pm.

Pictured: Kylie Coutts-McClelland (OEH), Fay Pedersen (Bomaderry resident), Janine Davies (Wildlife Rescue South Coast) Chloe Reekie (Shoalhaven City Council Environmental Officer) and Steen Pedersen (Bomaderry resident)

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