Meeting will tackle weed infestations
LOCAL resident Meghan Wehl wants to raise awareness about two major weeds around Childers.
Mrs Wehl said that weather conditions such as floods followed by dry spells made matters worse and that seed could survive in a dormant state for up to seven years.
“It’s vital that neighbours work together to achieve results because land can quickly devalue and weeds that are hard to control deter land buyers,” she said.
Mrs Wehl contacted Bundaberg Regional Council to assist her in organising a community information session.
Eric Dyke, senior land protection officer with BRC, will talk about the services that council offers in relation to the identification, control and management of sporobolus grasses.
Lynda Wills from The Burnett Mary Regional Group for Natural Resource Management will speak from her experience.
BGA AgServices will also have a representative at the meeting to give information about available chemicals.
Jane Barratt, from Wide Bay Burnett Environmental (vegetation management specialists), will cover topics such as vegetation mapping with satellite and aerial imagery at the property scale, applications to clear regulated vegetation under the Vegetation Management Act 1999, bushfire management plans, bushfire attack level assessments and flora surveys.
Mrs Wehl invites all landholders to attend the free information session on September 24 at 5.30pm, at the Isis Canegrowers Building, 48 Churchill St, Childers.
The conclusion from this meeting may well be an action plan to apply for government funding that is available to assist communities.
RSVP by September 17 by email to email@example.com or phone 0419 658 552.
WEED CONTROL: Meghan Wehl is concerned at weed problems in the region.