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Cooma North Ridge Preparing for Fire and Biodiversity Workshop

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Learn more about your local biodiversity, bushfire risk, fire management, and how to protect your home from fire.

In this workshop:

• Hear from the NSW Rural Fire Service, Friends of the North Ridge Reserve, Fire and Rescue NSW, Nature Conservation Council of NSW and others...

• Inspect nearby bushland in North Ridge Reserve to discuss fire ecology, fire behaviour and risk.

• Have an opportunity to ask questions related to your local area and how to prepare your property.

• Assess local residences and talk about how to better protect your home from bushfire.

• Meet and re-connect with neighbours 

Places are limited so claim your spot early!


Saturday 6th April, 2024

8:30 am - Registrations open 

9:00 am - Workshop Start

12:45pm - Lunch

1:30 pm - Workshop end 


Please meet at the Scout Hall - 9 Babin Place, Cooma, 2630.

The day will also include some walking, so please wear comfortable enclosed walking shoes. 

Please contact us for any queries

Who should attend:

Residents next to Cooma North Ridge Reserve and beyond are invited to participate - particularly those who have a bush boundary - but all Cooma community and residents are welcome. 


Registrations are free and includes morning tea and lunch. Places are limited so claim your spot early, registrations close 3rd April. Please register above. 

What to bring:

Please ensure you are wearing enclosed comfortable walking shoes, sun protection and have a water bottle and wet weather gear if needed. 

You do not need to bring a ticket, there will be a registration desk with your name at the venue. 

If you are feeling unwell, or have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive to COVID-19, please do not attend this in-person event.


For more information contact

Evelyn Chia, NCC Bushfire Program Coordinator or 9516 0359


Lucy Tremain, NCC Healthy Ecosystems Project Officer or 0480 2632 528

This workshop forms part of a series of community engagement activities in the Cooma – Numeralla region.

This workshop is hosted by the Nature Conservation Council of NSW (NCC) Bushfire Program supported by Friends of the North Ridge Reserve Cooma, with funding support by Snowy Monaro Regional Council (Snowy Monaro Community Bushfire Recovery Grant Program, NSW Government).

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