BECOME A WEEDBUSTER ON 8TH OCTOBER
CCCG invites the local community to a Weedbuster event in the Creekside area to coincide with National Weedbuster Week. This represents an opportunity for you to give the environment a helping hand by removing invading weeds, which are spreading throughout native areas. There will be an adult and child's prize draw at 10 am.
Weeds are plants that have spread from where they belong to where they are not wanted. They can cause lots of damage to our native plants and animals, primary industries, and human and animal health. It is estimated weeds cost Australia at least $3.5 billion each year in direct costs and lost production, and this doesn't include biodiversity loss and other types of environmental degradation.
Weedbuster Week helps the community make the connection between their gardening habits and potential land and environmental degradation, ultimately resulting in them making the necessary behavioral changes to help the environment.
WHEN: Sunday 8th October from 9 am till 11 am, followed by a BBQ for the volunteers
MEET: Neighbourhood Park, cnr Creekside Blvd and Lomandra Dr, Creekside
BRING: Gloves, hand tools, bucket, hat, sunscreen, water, appropriate clothing and shoes.
Ref. Weeds Australia, Queensland Natural Resources, Mines and Water 2006, CSIRO