Bass Coast,
30
September
2015
|
04:27
Australia/Melbourne

Attack those weeds! Be rewarded with FREE plants

Spring has finally arrived! Bass Coast Shire Council are encouraging residents and landowners to get their weeds under control this spring by rewarding participants with free indigenous plants with our ‘Weed ‘em and Reap’ campaign! The campaign will run from 5 October to 6 November, 2015.

Weeds are particularly vulnerable during spring time due to their life cycles, making it the perfect time to attack them. It is a great time to identify any of those difficult weeds you may have in your garden as they will be in flower.

Bass Coast Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown, said Council along with volunteer groups, work all year round to remove and control the environmental weeds from our natural reserves.

“Many of the weed outbreaks that occur in our coastal and bushland reserves originate from private gardens. Residents and landholders can make a real difference towards the eradication of these weeds that can have a massive impact on our natural environment,” Cr Brown said.

“Weeds can invade native plant communities and over run them. In the worst case scenario, this can mean the loss of plant species and habitat for our native animals. Join us to help our unique natural environment and you will be rewarded with free indigenous plants.”

Information and application forms are available at your local library and Council’s Customer Service offices. You can also pick up a copy of the Common Weeds of Gippsland - Weed Identification Booklet and become an expert on the weeds in your area.

Please remember, that weeds cannot be disposed of as green waste, but they can be disposed with general waste at Transfer Stations.

For details of the ’Weed ‘em and reap’ offer, please visit Council’s website www.basscoast.vic.gov.au or contact Council on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.