A free public workshop on weeds will be held at Bungwahl Hall on Monday, April 29.
Hosted by Karuah and Great Lakes Landcare, the workshop will help kick off a project to tackle weeds on the Myall Lake foreshore at Bungwahl.
Among those presenting at the event are MidCoast Council's strategic weeds biosecurity officer, Terry Inkson, MidCoast Council environmental officer, Anthony Marchment, senior Hunter Local Land Services officer, Reegan Walker, and bush regeneration contractor, Miles Dixon.
They will cover topics including topical weed issues, the ins and outs of council's Bushcare program, weed threats and threats to endangered shorebirds in the Myall Lakes system, and a practical overview of bush regeneration strategies for the Myall Lakes reserve.
Afterwards a field visit will be taken to the site, which is heavily infested with lantana, senna, tobacco bush, moth vine and other weeds.
The initial treatment of the weeds will be performed by Miles Dixon and his team, before vital follow-up work will be conducted by local volunteers, with the support of Karuah and Great Lakes Landcare and MidCoast Council.
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"The downside of our lovely climate on the Mid North Coast is that weeds are a perennial problem for landholders and for our beautiful natural areas," Karuah and Great Lakes Landcare coordinator, Joel Dunn, said.
"Community volunteers play an important role in caring for our reserves with the support of Midcoast Council, local Landcare networks and Hunter Local Land Services."
The project has been made possible through funding from Hunter Local Land Services.
To come along to the workshop, or find out more about getting involved, contact Joel Dunn on 0401 932 533.
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