Between November and March, another three teams and workshops were held at Happy Valley with FCRC staff and Fraser Coast Regional Council Community Environment Program (CEP) community volunteers.
November is always a bit of a windup for the year, but 12 volunteers and Council staff contributed a total of 75 hours work. On this occasion, the team had a very welcomed visit from our FCRC Biosecurity Coordinator Col Zemek. Col generously gave us his time as he walked around inspecting the progress of our CEP sites and gave us his much-appreciated experienced advice.
February’s workshop was postponed to early March due to TC Uma. So, in March, the team ended up having two workshops with some intense follow-up. The first of these with 11 volunteers and Council staff contributed 61.5 hours of work, the second with 12 volunteers and Council staff, a total of 127 hours of on-ground effort.
As always, the focus for each workshop is on the zero-chemical management of priority weeds within our FCRC CEP work area within Happy Valley.
As well as seed collection and removal of Abrus precatorius subsp africanus our teams carried out follow up removal of Easter cassia, Senna pendula var.glabrata, small broad-leaved pepper tree, Schinus terrbinthifolius, Brazilian nightshade, Solanum seaforthianum,morning glory Ipomea indica, domestic passionfruit, Passiflora edulis, corky passion vine, Passiflora suberosa, mile a minute, Ipomoea cairica, asparagus, Singapore daisy Sphagneticola trilobata and lantana.
Article contributed by Bree Jashin, Zero Chemical K’gari