Progress, at last.

New Brighton chemical free dunecare


Last Wednesday proved to be a great success for Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare working bee. With the help of the Green Army team, Byron Shire Council Bush Regeneration crew and volunteers, 17 people were brought together  to remove Bitou bush and Ground aspargus.

An area of 2 thousands square meters was cleared in New Brighton utilizing a chemical free approach towards weed management.

The plans is to complete the work on Tuesday the 4th of October, from 8:30 am till 3pm with a second visit of the Green Army team and BSCFL volunteers.


Dressed in her pyjamas, local resident Marett Harms turned up to check the commotion happening on her back yard. Ms Harms was very concerned about the use of herbicides on the area and was pleased to hear that there was no chemical spraying. Grabbing a pair of loopers she joined the group “I will come and help. Let me change my clothes!”.

On Saturday, the 8th of October, the BSCFL will be back in Brunswick Heads to continuous clearing the last patch of Bitou Bush on the South side of the horse track.

You are all invited to join the team!

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

And the Green Army is going to support us with our herbicide free Public Road work out here in Huonbrook.








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