Weed killers: Council staff stop online sale of prohibited plant

Fast-thinking members of Wagga Wagga Council’s vegetation management team have stopped a possible outbreak of a class 1 state prohibited noxious weed in its tracks. Council staff were alerted to the sale of Frogbit on eBay and after making contact with the Wagga-based seller through the site, were able to seize and destroy the dangerous plant. Land Management Officer Jeremy Crocker said the South American plant may look harmless, but divides and multiplies as it slowly choked out life in ...

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Red Guide Post Project Wins State Weed Management Award

Paula Bosse & Neil Hibberson accepting the awardWe would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of our project partners!  We have won the State Weed Management Category at this year’s Local Government Excellence in the Environment Awards for our Red Guide Post Project.

Paula Bosse, Riverina’s Noxious Weeds Project Officer accepted the award on behalf of Greater Hume Shire Council (host agency), ERNWAG & WRNWAG (Project Manager) and all 33 partnering ...

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Finalist in the 2014 LG Excellence in the Environment Awards

We have some exciting news – the Red Guide Post project is a finalist in the 2014 LG Excellence in the Environment Awards in the Weed Management Category!!!!

Congratulations & a HUGE pat on the back to everyone involved in this innovative project!

Further details on the awards can be found at: http://www.lgnsw.org.au/events-training/local-government-environment-awards

Further details on the Red Guide Post project can be found here

Winners will be announced at the award ceremony being held in Sydney 2nd December 2014. Stay tuned….

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Hunting Hawkweed

‘Hunting Hawkweed’ is a volunteer initiative that evolved as part of a broader weed control program to hunt down a Class 1 Noxious Weed.

Since 2009, over 200 volunteers have assisted in the search for orange hawkweed across the Jagungal Wilderness Area.   Volunteers have been instrumental in surveillance and protecting sensitive environments, like alpine bogs, from the hawkweed invasion.  Surveys coincide with the peak flowering period, which makes orange hawkweed easier to detect. It’s a great way to see the park ...

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