The Carwoola Landcare Group is made up of about 20-30 people from the rural residential area of Carwoola, about 15 km east of Queanbeyan. Carwoola is part of the Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council area. Carwoola Landcare members represent a cross-section of the community, with some just enjoying life on a bush block, others trying an agricultural activity such as grapes, olives, alpacas, goats, sheep or cattle, but all sharing a common concern in caring for the land and preserving biodiversity as far as possible. This concern is expressed in past and current projects, which aim to conserve and enhance remnant vegetation by fencing and planting linking corridors. The area includes some of the best remnants of native vegetation in what used to be Yarrowlumla Shire, and we have been fortunate to have some of these declared Nature Reserves in 2001. Being in a rural residential area, particularly one close to Queanbeyan and Canberra, there is a relatively high turnover in the population as people transfer to other cities, or find that the rural residential life is not as expected. Another of the group's objectives, therefore, is to raise and maintain the awareness of environmental issues. Field days are held to identify weeds, plant trees and monitor water quality.

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