Madeira vine and creek habitats a hot topic at workshop
Madeira vine and creek habitats will be the focus of a workshop for Caloundra City's Mary Valley residents and community groups next month.
Caloundra City Mayor Don Aldous said Council is hosting the workshop to raise awareness about Madeira vine and the serious impacts this weed can have within our community.
The workshop will include Madeira vine identification and control techniques, biological control research and the practicalities of managing the vine from a landholder's perspective.
The workshop will also include special guest speakers Rick Natrass, Geoff Smith and Eva Ford, who will talk about dragonflies: indicators of creek health; microbats: their use of creek vegetation corridors; and the impacts facing our local rare and threatened animals.
There will be a mix of practical demonstration, audiovisual sessions and opportunities to talk with presenters. Participants are asked to wear sturdy shoes and bring a small torch as there could be an opportunity to observe frogs and mammals.
The workshop will be held on Friday November 10 from 4pm - 7.30pm at Alan and Stacey Franks property, Chinaman Creek Road, Cambroon (between Conondale and Kenilworth).
Bookings are essential. RSVP by Friday November 3 to Alan Wynn on 0417 774 278 or Alan Franks on 5472 3142.