Tree trim here yesterday. In awe as Nick swung from great heights and Alen feed the limbs and leaves into the mulch grinder.
Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare next fortnightly working bee will be on Saturday, the 26th of November, 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 Glory lily follow up from the North (Dog walking beach access) to the South (Horse beach access) boundaries. If you come later, please call 0478272300 to find us.
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.
Huonbrook Herbicide Free Active Volunteers are working on Saturday 26th November from 7.30 am to 10.30 am. Meet at first left after Mill Road, Huonbrook or continue down road until you reach our signs. We should complete the hand removal from Mill Road to the Wanganui Turn off. Phone 66 840104 for anything else you need to know.
NPA doesn’t have an association position on herbicide use as it’s more relevant to the managers of national parks than it is us.
But I think any reasonably minded person would be concerned about Roundup given the revelation of how the proportion of people in the USA had it in their urine, and the link between roundup and GM. I think the environmental element of GM has been lost in the health debate, and roundup-ready GM crops are a big part of that.
Hope this helps, thanks for getting in touch!
Dr Oisín Sweeney
National Parks Association of NSW
And From the USA.
As the new administration comes into office, our renewed focus at PAN North America will be:
Doubling down on state-based policy priorities identified by those most directly harmed by pesticides. We have made important progress here, and can keep winning.
Challenging industry’s control of our food system so that the way our food is grown supports healthy, prosperous communities — not just shareholder profits.
Exposing efforts to undermine scientific integrity and demanding that policy decisions at all levels of government are based on sound, independent science.
Standing with those most at risk from a systematic effort to roll back civil and human rights across the country.
The moral arc of the universe is long indeed, and there is work to be done right now. Thank you for your support of PAN and for joining us in standing for justice.