Ongoing weed control gets results

An annual program of weed control in Pratt Road and Marri Reserve, Eaton by the Shire of Dardanup will get underway again next week.

A selective grass spray will be used under the program and visitors to the areas are encouraged to look for signs that will be in place at reserve entrances when weed control is being undertaken from Monday, June 13.

Shire Environmental Officer James Kain said 2017 would be the third year weed control had occurred in the targeted areas and there had been a noticeable reduction in Veldt grass and other weed species within the reserves as a result.

Reduction in weeds, provides better access for native species to available nutrients and improves biodiversity.

In April, the Shire received help with weed removal in Marri Reserve from the Green Army.

The Green Army is a Federal Government program open to school leavers, gap year students, graduates and job seekers between the ages of 17 and 24 years.

Participants are paid for up to 30 hours work a week for a period of 20- 26 weeks and can complete accredited training modules.

For more information about weed control in the Shire of Dardanup phone James on 9724 0000 or visit this dedicated page of our website.