Our tiny actions compared to what is really happening.

Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare next fortnightly working bee will be on Saturday, the 10th of March, from 9 am to 1 pm, at Brunswick Heads Crown Land Reserve site. Meet at the end of South Beach Road fire track gate, not far 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.
The task will be followup work of Glory lily , heading from the North to the South direction. We have covered up to the Banksia Serrata (Old Man Banksia), in the centre of the site, however call if you cant find us.
byronshirechemicalfreelandcare.org
BSCFL is a project of Mullum Seed
Mullumbimby Sustainability Education and Enterprise Development Incorporated

Nadia de Souza Pietramale
Project Coordinator
0478 272 300

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/wildlife-extinct-revolutionise-food-farming-species-declines-wiped-out-a8233511.html

The devastating effects have been accelerated since by chemical fertilisers and insecticides, according to the book, Dead Zone.

Hedgehog numbers have dropped by more than half in rural areas (Ali Taylor)
“I think there are undoubtedly vested interests at play here,” Mr Lymbery said.
“The agricultural feed companies, the chemical companies, the pharmaceutical companies that provide the antibiotics fed en masse to factory-farmed animals, the equipment manufacturers that sell cages and tractors – they all benefit.
“It’s not the average farmer who benefits from industrial agriculture. And it needs to change.”

And Australia’s continued rampage.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/mar/05/global-deforestation-hotspot-3m-hectares-of-australian-forest-to-be-lost-in-15-years

With well established Camphor Laurels being a habitat for fauna, from birds to butterflies, our Shire is contributing to the decline of biodiversity with the wide spread use of herbicides.

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One response to “Our tiny actions compared to what is really happening.

  1. Well said Dom, this plants are actualy providing a service and increasing biodiversity. Finally there is more food for our local flora and fauna, after years of logging. The box view that aliens plants are the problem is a out of date environment view of conservation.

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