Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare next fortnightly working bee will be on Saturday, the 27th of August, from 9am to 1pm, at Brunswick Heads Crown Land Reserve site. Meet at the end of South Beach Road fire track gate. We will be working on the first patch of Bitou Bush along the beach before the horse track, 150 m down South from the surf club.
Please wear boots, long sleeve shirt and long pants, a hat, gloves and bring water, rain coat and some morning tea. Tools and first aid kit will be provided
On Wednesday the 7th of September, a new Green Army Team, under the supervision of John McVicar, from Envite, will start at our site. The last team under John’s supervision was fantastic and very enthusiastic about chemical free bush regeneration. I will give the new group a tour and a talk about our work. They will offer us 4-5 visits that will be shared between our Brunswick Heads site and a new chemical-free site at Ocean Shores we will start this spring.
All are welcome to join in and help me with the training and we hope to plant some healthy seeds on land management.
And more visits: on Monday 17th October, a group of international students from Long Island University Global (New York) – Australian Program will be visiting our Brunswick Heads site. This the third year that they have visited us, each time it is with a different group of students. They are based in Byron Bay and do this field day with their lecturer, Dr. Zann Hammerton, as part of their course on Climate Change and Coastal Ecology in the Asia-Pacific. I will offer them the same content we offer the Green Army group: a site tour, a talk on sustainable weed management and show them the strategies and techniques that we use to control Bitou Bush and manage other coastal issues.