The Shoalhaven Fox Control Project has accepted a donation of equipment worth $1200 from the Shoalhaven Ex-Service's Group, including two new traps and a motion-sensing camera.
The Shoalhaven Ex-Service's Group will also participate in the valuable project by controlling foxes around the golf course at Worrigee.
The Shoalhaven Fox Control Project is working with landholders who are supported by a network of volunteers to control foxes across the Shoalhaven.
The project began in August 2018 initially focusing between Berry and Budgong, then expanding south of the river to Wandandian.
To date, 16 foxes have been trapped, 141 shot, and 510 baits have been taken.
"We have been mostly working with private landholders", said Shoalhaven Fox Control Project coordinator, Ron Cowlishaw.
"We welcome this partnership with the Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen's Club and are very grateful to receive their donation."
The equipment is being used around the Worrigee Links Golf Course at the Ex-Servicemen's Sports Club and is being monitored every day.
With large wetland areas on the course, an increase in fox numbers and activities has been noticed, especially as the dry weather continues and foxes search for water and food.
Foxes have a devastating impact on wildlife and agriculture in the Shoalhaven.
Foxes are known to have predated upon turtles, frogs, long-nosed bandicoot, echidna, eastern pygmy possum and sugar gliders as well as lambs and calves locally.
They also spread disease and weeds across the landscape.
Mr Cowlishaw is encouraging more landholders and volunteers to participate in the project
"The more properties we can cover and volunteers helping, the more foxes we will remove from the Shoalhaven, which will benefit our local environment and local agriculture," he said.
If you are concerned about the impact foxes are having on livestock, domestic animals and native wildlife and would like to be part of this project, go to the Shoalhaven Landcare website (www.shoalhavenlandcare.org.au/) and follow the links to email the project.