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One local group that maintains the bushland around the Bartlett Cycleway and Bagnalls Beach Reserve has been champing at the bit to get back out and weed.
Landcare volunteer Margaret Wilkinson told News Of The Area, “For the next few weeks Landcare volunteers will be doing a tsunami of weeding.”
The weather has brought the weeds on however all the recent rain will make it easier to remove weeds with tap roots.
Landcare addresses environmental issues including erosion, invasive species and rubbish.
Local Landcare groups propagate species like pig face and plant it along the foreshore to prevent damage to the dunes.
The Corlette Landcare group not only weed, but can often be seen out planting, sweeping the paths, removing litter and watering the recently planted koala feed trees in the area.
Now they are doing what they have always done, with new COVID-9 safety procedures added to help keep everyone safe while they do their good work.
As well as the work that they do around the foreshore parklands the group has planted gardens in parklands with a focus on providing plants that create habitat for endemic birdlife.
You can also spot water feeders for wildlife in and around the reserve which these volunteers maintain.
Landcare volunteers have also conducted a clean-up of litter around Wanda Headland.
If you are interested in engaging with a group and being an active volunteer with a focus on helping the local environment contact Landcare to find out how you can get involved.
By Marian SAMPSON