Tagged: Weeds

Council launches new citizen science program

November 4, 2019Posted in: Environment

Flying Duck Orchid in Bundanoon

Wingecarribee Shire Council is encouraging residents to get involved in a new citizen science biodiversity monitoring program. The Southern Highlands Nature Map allows users to upload biodiversity sightings to a mobile app or website. Council’s Environment Officer Karen Guymer said that data collected will be used for different purposes. “As well as assisting in everyday...

Council weeds out glyphosate use

July 31, 2019Posted in: Environment

Playground equipment with person demonstrating weed control method

With the use of glyphosate-based products coming under greater scrutiny, Wingecarribee Shire Council is set to conduct its own trials into weed control alternatives. Council’s Manager of Open Spaces, Recreation and Building Maintenance, Greg Bray said ongoing trials included non-chemical based alternatives. “We’re keeping an open mind and to date we’ve investigated products that use...

Seeds we don’t want saved!

February 2, 2018Posted in: Environment

Wingecarribee Shire Council is once again calling on residents growing agapanthus plants to take to their gardens and remove the seed heads before they open and release their potentially invasive seeds. A native plant of southern Africa, agapanthus have rapidly become one of the Highlands’ most common garden plants, enjoyed by many residents for their...

New Rivercare group for Bundanoon

December 16, 2016Posted in: Environment

Mittagong Creek Bushcare

Reedy Creek in Bundanoon is set for a new lease of life following the formation of a dedicated Rivercare Group focussed on tackling the area. The group is the creation of residents of nearby Greasons Road in the north-west of the village who took it upon themselves to rehabilitate the Reedy Creek drainage reserve. Speaking...

New Bushcare group for Bundanoon

October 19, 2016Posted in: Environment

Bundanoon’s Leaver Park Bushland Reserve is set to receive some much needed attention following the formation of a new Bushcare group focussed on tackling the area. Residents of Bundanoon and nearby villages came together to form the new Bushcare group which will concentrate initial efforts on the reserve located on the south-west outskirts of the...