Remediation Works Update, 18 October 2017

Community Open Day

Regrowth and recovery have begun on the areas cleared for Roe 8. Weed control and monitoring have commenced, and planting is expected to begin in 2018 and will continue for ten years.

There are going to be many opportunities for the community to be involved in the rehabilitation project. We need your input on:

  • the rehabilitation of the area
  • how the project can reflect and acknowledge past and future community involvement
  • how you want to be involved in community education, planting, weeding and other aspects of the project
  • how we can keep you informed

 

When: 1pm to 4pm, Saturday 4 November

Location: Cockburn Wetlands Education Centre, 184 Hope Rd, Bibra Lake WA

RSVP: Via this link: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/rehabilitating-roe-8-community-open-day-tickets-38927011740

If you have any problems accessing the link above please contact Joseph at joseph@creatingcommunities.com.au or on 9284 0910 to confirm your attendance

 

Rehabilitating Roe 8 – Your Say

The consultants working on the rehabilitation of Roe 8 are keen to hear the views of the traditional custodians of the land.

You are invited to attend a BBQ at Bibra Lake to express your views on:

  • the history and cultural significance of the area
  • what the rehabilitation project means to you
  • how the project can reflect and celebrate local history and culture
  • how you and others might like to be involved in the rehabilitation, revegetation and other aspects of the project

When: 6pm to 7.30pm, Wednesday 25 October

Location: Barbecues south of the playground. Follow signage on the day

RSVP to joseph@creatingcommunities.com.au or on 9284 0910 to confirm your attendance and for catering purposes

 

Why is weed management so important?

Native plants are regrowing in the Corridor – but with the wanted plants come unwanted weeds.

These weeds compete with native plants for water, nutrients and light.

The most common weeds include perennial veldt grass, flatweeds (with yellow flowers), lupins and freesias.

To counter these weeds, targeted spraying has occurred twice during 2017. A third round of spraying, using a grass specific herbicide starts from 23 October, weather permitting.

Work will start in the cleared areas at the corner of Stock Road and Forrest Road, with the crew working their way east towards Bibra Drive over two weeks. No spraying will occur in wet areas and native grasses will be avoided.

Contractors who specialise in weed control are accompanied by an environmental representative.

The two-person application crew use hoses to spot spray the herbicide from a mounted tank on the back of a ute.

The work is highly dependent on the weather as the spray cannot be applied in wet and windy conditions.

 

Links to perennial veldt grass https://florabase.dpaw.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/347

Flatweed http://www.iewf.org/weedid/Hypochoeris_radicata.htm

 

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