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Community excels at weed control


A commitment to noxious weeds control is paying off in the Eurobodalla, with Council reporting that 99.7 per cent of private property owners were compliant in attempts to control noxious weeds during 2016-17.

Council’s Environment Services Manger Deb Lenson says this is an outstanding result and one the rural community can be proud of.

“Council takes the ongoing weed threat to agriculture and the environment very seriously.

“Our invasive species team works year-round with landholders to help them eradicate high threat weeds on their properties.

“This crucial work protects our local agriculture and biodiversity, and landholders deserve to be congratulated for their commitment to controlling noxious weeds on their land.

“For example, lantana has been a focus for inspection and control between Dalmeny and Wallaga Lake, and property owners there have been doing tremendous work to protect our beautiful forests.

“During the course of our regular inspections, we’ve also uncovered other high threat weeds such as salvinia (Salvinia molesta), water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) and coolatai grass (Hyparrhenia hirta). Catching these weeds early, before they become an issue in the future, underscores the value of this important work,” she said.

Ms Lenson added that Council’s online weeds finder has been nominated as a finalist in the Local Government NSW Excellence in Environment awards. The finder was developed by Council and allows users to enter key characteristics of a weed and find control information based on matches. http://www.erbg.org.au/weeds.php

Media Release


Above: Landholders in the Narooma district hosted a lantana control workshop with the assistance of Council’s invasive species team at Springhill Farm, Tilba.


Above: This noxious weed called water hyacinth was found during a routine urban inspection in Nelligen.

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