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St George Mens Shed helping Hurstville Bushcare

Posted 25 July 2013 by (Hurstville News)

St George Men’s Shed recently completed building 10 specially crafted possum boxes to assist Hurstville Bushcare.

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Jack Jacovou said the possum boxes, which are suitable for both Ringtail and Brushtail possums, are now available for local residents to borrow who live in close proximity to bushland.

“The use of possum boxes essentially help to support local possum populations in their natural environment,” he said.

“Local possum populations are sadly on the decline throughout NSW, due to loss of habitat and tree hollows, so these boxes will help give possums a home and further protection in urban areas.

“Hurstville Bushcare is delighted to receive the possum boxes and I’m sure many people in the community will make great use of them.”

Mayor Jacovou said the St George Men’s Shed and Hurstville Bushcare are helping to make a real difference locally.

“On behalf of Council, I would like to extend thanks and appreciation to the St George Men’s Shed and Hurstville Bushcare for their great work and this environmental initiative,” he said.

“This project is most positive and will help to further protect local possum colonies in the greater St George region.”

For more information, about the possum box initiative, contact Council’s Bushcare Officer, Heather Stolle on 9330 6222.

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