Seeking crusaders against pests

If you have an interest in ensuring a coordinated approach to pest management in the Shire of Dardanup, you might consider becoming a committee member of the newly incorporated Leschenault Biosecurity Group.

The aim of the group is to have a sustainable, secure system in place for the management and control of declared pests in the Leschenault Catchment.

The group acts to facilitate a cooperative approach to effective management of pests (plants and animals) that affect agricultural productivity, health and the environment.

Pest species under the current focus of the group, as determined through community surveys, include: Narrow-leaf Cottonbush; Blackberry; Apple of Sodom; Rabbit, Fox and Feral Pig.

Prospective committee members should be a land holder in the Shire of Dardanup, City of Bunbury or shires of Capel and Donnybrook-Balingup but applicants are not required to have any farming or pest management expertise.

The Group is holding a Community Presentation and AGM on:

Thursday, August 24
6.00pm start
Hackersley Estate Winery, Ferguson Valley

The Community Presentation will cover local pest management including foxes, rabbits and cottonbush plus provide an opportunity to speak with industry professionals.

The Group’s voluntary committee roles require attendance at monthly meetings in Bunbury and other duties as required.

Nominations for the Leschenault Biosecurity Group Committee need to be submitted prior to the AGM.

For more information or to get involved, contact LBG Executive Officer Chris Howe on 9791 4773 or email exec.officer.lcbg@gmail.com