Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare
12:07 PM (14 minutes ago)
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Just to notify everyone that the following event ‘Are Farmers the New Environmentalists?’ will be at Bangalow Hall on August 14th from 6-9pm. Information about the speakers is available at http://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/are-farmers-the-new-environmentalists-tickets-47986022485. Regenerative Agricultural practices are definitely taking off with wins for both the environment and producers.
We had a great day at Brunswick Heads yesterday. Almost completed the primary work. It would have been completed before the end of June but unfortunately was sprayed by person or persons unknown so we couldn’t enter the area to do manual work. The spray was not entirely successful with a large area centrally which was blooming with health. Thanks to all the new faces. It is lovely to continue meeting people here who are the faces of the future.
I had a look at the area burnt by campers this month. It was through the Bladey Grass but appeared contained by adjacent couch grass. It covered the area where dozens of the Threatened Species Pink Nodding Orchid were found. It may not affect them since they are quiescent at this time of year.
We have had a lot of difficulty with managing camping with Crown Lands and the police generally taking no action when notified of belligerent and destructive campers. We have also had to carry out tons of abandoned camps and rubbish.
We believe it is such a beautiful area and responds so well to care. We are very proud of our results. Thanks to all participants who have contributed.
For the Land
BSCFL is a project of Mullum Seed
Mullumbimby Sustainability Education and Enterprise Development Incorporated
Nadia de Souza Pietramale
0478 272 300
Byron Shire Chemical Free Landcare next working bee will be on Saturday, the 28th of July, 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, and some morning tea. Tools and first aid kit will be provided.
The task will be to remove dead Bitou bush south of the horse access track. Enter the fire trial gate, walk along (300 m) until you get to the second gate. Turn left and you will see us on the right side, towards the beach.
We also need to talk about ‘where to from here’
Hope to see you there,
A goanna after raiding the hen nest for eggs.