Help needed to fight weed

Manjimup-Bridgetown Times - - Times News -

THE War­ren Catch­ments Coun­cil is call­ing for vol­un­teers to help re­move an in­va­sive weed in and around the Windy Har­bour Set­tle­ment.

The WCC, in con­junc­tion with the Shire of Man­jimup, the South West Catch­ments Coun­cil, the Man­jimup Weed Ac­tion Group and the Depart­ment of Parks and Wildlife has been work­ing on the con­trol of Vic­to­rian teatree, also known as coastal teatree.

The weed has taken over ex­ten­sive ar­eas of coastal heath­land and sand dunes in the Windy Har­bour area and com­petes with na­tive veg­e­ta­tion and threat­ens habi­tat for na­tive birds and an­i­mals.

Con­trol meth­ods in­clude hand pulling smaller plants, chem­i­cal con­trol by spray­ing and me­chan­i­cal re­moval and mulching of larger plants. It has been kept out of the D’En­tre­casteaux Na­tional Park.

WCC is co­or­di­nat­ing two days for com­mu­nity vol­un­teers to help with the hand re­moval of the weed in the dune sys­tems to the south­east of the set­tle­ment on July 7 and 8.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Ju­lian Sharp at War­ren Catch­ments Coun­cil on 97718180, 0427372215 or ju­lian.sharp@war­rencc.org.au.

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