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Fraser Island Community Weed Replacement Program Takes Shape

Coastal banksias coming through the shadehouse now, soon to be hardened ready for planting into gardens or revegetaion on Fraser Island

Coastal banksias coming through the shadehouse now, soon to be hardened ready for planting into gardens or revegetaion on Fraser Island

Michael Lowe, Environmental Services / Cooloola Coastcare Association Incorporated 

Work has now begun to replace a host of exotic plant species at Eurong with locally sourced and grown indigenous native species from the Island. The project funded by the Australian Government Caring for our Country, will be managed by the Fraser Island Defender’s Organisation on behalf of FINIA. (more…)

Display Garden Project

Photo: Juliet Musgrave)

Photo: Juliet Musgrave

As the FINIA partners would be aware, we have been looking at the issue of introduced plants in the coastal settlements and garden “escapees” that can become weeds impacting on the island’s native plants. Following an idea raised through FINIA, a number of our members – Fraser Coast Regional Council, Fraser Island Defenders Organisation (FIDO), Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service and Cooloola Coastcare’s Michael Lowe have been working to establish a native plant display garden at Eurong.

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