Volunteer Kay Jeffery helps to control Lantana on the Iluka peninsula.
Volunteer Kay Jeffery helps to control Lantana on the Iluka peninsula.

NPWS winning war on coastal weeds

THE next stage in the protection and rehabilitation of high conservation value coastal vegetation in the Clarence Valley has been completed.

NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) pest management officer Jeff Thomas said funding from the Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority (NRCMA) had been used to enhance and expand weed control programs in local conservation reserves at sites of high significance.

“In Bundjalung National Park bush regeneration contractors, NPWS staff and volunteers are working together at a number of sites on the Iluka peninsula to control bitou bush, lantana, winter senna, climbing nightshade and coastal morning glory,” Mr Thomas said.

“We have been working hard over the last 15 years to keep weeds at bay within Bundjalung National Park as part of the long term natural restoration of the landscape and I am pleased to say the results are impressive.

“If you’re interested in assisting with weed control and bush regeneration efforts in your local area, contact your local dune care or bush care group, or your nearest NPWS office for more information.”



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