Monday, April 22, 2024

Thirsty wildlife to benefit from new Lockyer Valley partnership

Lockyer Valley Regional Council has joined forces with a local environmental group to boost access to drinking water for local wildlife.

Lockyer Upland Catchments Inc, a community environmental group, has received 77 Tree Troffs from the Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service (W.I.R.E.S).

A tree troff is a small watering basin that’s fed via a float system, as the basin water level drops the float refills it from a 200 litre water drum.

Council said it was thrilled to assist with the behind-the scenes logistics of the program, with officers set to assist with the delivery of the Troffs this weekend.

The tree troffs.

“These Tree Troffs were initially to assist Koalas in times of drought and heatwaves, however it has been observed that birds, possums, gliders and other tree climbing animals utilise these Troffs as well,” a Council spokesperson said.

“The beneficial aspect of these Troffs is that animals need not come to the ground to get a drink, where the predators could be waiting.

“As a Council, we’re proud to put our partnerships to good use for initiatives such as these and work with the community to create a more liveable future.

“We’re confident ventures such as this will assist in securing the future of the Lockyer Valley for generations to come.”

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