On Saturday 24th April, a group of new Landcarers joined us to gain skills in weed identification and eradication.
Image: Eager listeners watch on as Pete Stronach demonstrates some weeding techniques.
Learning by doing
Those who came along to the training were introduced to some valuable weed identification and eradication techniques. Pete Stronach from Landcare Tasmania led the training, and it was a very hands-on training session!
Images: Is it really Landcare if your hands aren't dirty?
Together we made an important start on improving the quality of the bush, both for native wildlife and plants, and for the local community. We tackled spanish heath, blackberries, lots of foxglove and cape broome. We also got some great action shots of volunteers tackling a cotoneaster!
Image: One, two three - PUSH! All hands were on deck to reef this cotoneaster out.
Despite a bit of a rainy start, all participants had a good time, learnt new skills - and improved a beautiful piece of bushland by busting some nasty invasive weeds.
Convenors of the Kingston Beach Coastcare and Algona Reserve Landcare groups were also there. This was a great opportunity for the interested volunteers and the existing Landcare groups to connect.
Thank you to all those who attended and contributed to this event - we look forward to more to come!
This event has been made possible with support from our partner Kingborough Council and funding from the Australian Government's Communities Environment Program.