Laharum Landcare Update April 2015

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Members have been spraying Blackberry and St Johns Wort. All landholders are reminded that noxious weeds are required to be controlled, and authorities have visited and contacted some landholders to make sure controls are in place or fines will be issued.

Our Landcare Group is here to help our local landholders and we have some equipment and chemicals that may be used by members, all for only $10 membership. Similarly for rabbits we have access to some funding for ripping, but we need to know months ahead in order to get funding. So if you have noxious weeds or pest animals, please call Wendy on 5383 6220; email or Gil 5383 8207 or so we can organise a program.

Sallow wattle is recognised as a native weed. It has germinated incredibly after the fires and we have a program to remove it from many properties. If you are interested please contact Wendy. We have completed nearly $300,000 worth of activities locally over the past three years, but our funding is nearly finished and we have to apply again.

So if you are interested in native vegetation protection or revegetation works (including fencing) on your property, please contact Wendy. If we don’t know, we can’t get the funds!!! Check out Wendy’s article in the North West Grampians newsletter for all the events coming. Everyone is welcome to participate – you don’t need to be a member! Next meeting will be held on Tuesday April 21, 7.30pm at Laharum Hall - everyone welcome.

Gil Hopkins, President