Dec 04 2017

Zachary Gates

Member for Monaro John Barilaro has continued to applaud the efforts of locals recognised at the recent Monaro Service Awards.

Mr Barilaro has now recognised in a social-media post the services of LAOKO to young animals.

Known as 'Looking After Our Kosciuszko Orphans', the group is run by trained volunteering carers who rescue and care for native wildlife in the Snowy Monaro region.

Mr Barilaro says the work the volunteers put in is around-the-clock.

"The volunteers provide night-time care for the animals, as well as a 24-hour support service for animals found injured or orphaned," Mr Barilaro said.

Monaro Service Awards were recently presented at ceremonies in Cooma and Queanbeyan.

Dec 04 2017

Zachary Gates

The Bombala Times reports a free scarlet robin workshop is set to be held at the Monaro Native Tree Nursery on Saturday.

It will focus on habitat enhancement and landscape restoration, as well as vulnerable woodland birds finding connectivity and how to boost farm profitability.

Nursery owners Michael and Annie Platts will take those involved on a tour of their nursery, and showcase their successful re-vegetation works.

A leading ecologist, an expert on landscape connectivity and an environment guru from South East Local Land Services will also hold talks at the event.

The workshop will get underway from 10am and run until 3pm, and it will be funded by South East Local Land Services through the NSW Government's Environmental Trust.

Dec 01 2017

Zachary Gates

Member for Monaro John Barilaro has continued to applaud the efforts of locals recognised at the recent Monaro Service Awards.

The MP has now paid homage in a social-media post to Cooma resident Allan Spencer for his contribution to the Australian National Busking Championships.

The annual event strives to provide a stage for artists and community-based musical groups to present street performances to large public audiences.

Cooma has hosted the Championships the past four years, and Mr Barilaro says Mr Spencer has played a key role every time.

Mr Barilaro says his tireless efforts have time and again drawn masses of people to the area, and have created for the town an annual national event.

Monaro Service Award ceremonies were held in Cooma and Queanbeyan last week.

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