Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre
Established in 1995, Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre is set on an old stock reserve and public watering place. As you walk around the 4-hectare park, you will pass a large dam, wetlands, natural woodland and native garden beds. These features offer a great diversity of native plants and wildlife habitat found in Box-Gum grassy woodlands.
Developed and maintained by local volunteers, Wirraminna presents a model for local Landcare projects that aim to restore native vegetation and wetlands on farms to redress problems of declining biodiversity. The gardens and woodland contain many locally rare native shrubs, wildflowers and grasses that attract a range of animals such as native bees, frogs, skinks, many bird species, possums and the threatened Squirrel Glider.
It is a popular outing for clubs and organisations, and many visitors to the region call in to explore the gardens and learn about our local environment. Interpretive signage and a self-guided walk around the park tell the environmental story. A strong environmental education program is run every year for regional schools. There is a picnic area with a free electric barbecue beside the picturesque dam. The remnant natural Box-Gum woodland is being restored towards its original diversity, with reintroduction of many of the fast-disappearing wildflowers and grasses of the district. A seed production area produces seed of many of these plants to allow more extensive grassland restoration in the future.
The rammed earth Discovery Centre is used by school and community groups and contains an aquarium for native fish and a colony of threatened Southern Corroboree frogs. Wirraminna is open all year round to the general public, with the Discovery Centre open by appointment.
The Centre also offers picnic area with a free electric barbecue beside the picturesque dam.
For information and tours contact T: 02 6029 3185 or W: www.wirraminna.org.au.
If you would like to volunteer at Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre, click here to download their brochure.(PDF, 6MB)
Burrumbuttock's Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre volunteers honoured with new book
Wirraminna, the book, celebrates the story of how a group of community-minded volunteers from a small town in rural NSW turned a neglected dam into an award-winning bush reserve.
To find out more information about the book and the official launch please click here.(PDF, 886KB)