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Sun, 04 Aug



Bushcare Blitz at Brookwater

Our Landcare group has no shortage of weeds but we do have a shortage of volunteers. Why not lend a hand & join us during Peaks To Points Festival.

Bushcare Blitz at Brookwater
Bushcare Blitz at Brookwater

Time & Location

04 Aug 2024, 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Brookwater, Lomandra Ct, Brookwater QLD 4300, Australia

About the Event

Dr David Manning, an Environmental Scientist will walk participants through how weeds spread, how to identify weeds, how to treat & remove them. David will talk about different methods suitable for certain weeds, from handpulling, digging, cut & paste method & spraying. Which weeds can or can't be left on the ground & what tools are useful in removing difficult weeds. A short discussion about the "Bradley Method" & how this is used by many bush & creek care group to rehabilitate ecosystems. A short talk about some useful apps you can use to help you identify weeds & how to alert authorities about WONS - Weeds of National Significance.

After the workshop, participants will be given a "What Weed is That? sheet to help them identify the weeds found at the bushcare site & will have some hands on experience in how to remove the weeds.

What to bring: BYO gloves for touching and handling weed species & if you have your smartphone that will be very useful for using technology to identify unknown plants, such as native versus introduced species. 

Please wear long pants, long sleeves, closed-in shoes and a hat. SLNC will provide sun-screen & hand sanitiser.

Meeting Point: Take the pathway at end of Lomandra Court and turn right at the Springfield Central Parkland sign. Then take the right-hand track heading towards Springfield Lakes for approx 250 metres. You will see the Springfield Lakes Nature Care Banner and Registration Table on the left hand side of track.

Afternoon tea; coffee, tea, and juice with cake and fruit will be provided. 

You are welcome to BYO your own thermos cup & drink bottle to reduce waste.

This event is free to attend, register your attendance via the eventbrite link.

This event is hosted by Springfield Lakes Nature Care (SLNC)

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