The war on weeds
CAPRICORN Coast Landcare group are avid weedbusters and this week they are being more vigilant than ever as they enter weedbusters week.The theme for Weedbuster Week 2012 is teaming up to tackle weeds.Landcare president Alby Wooler said it took takes teamwork to deal with weeds and they were we are joining forces with Rockhampton Regional Council, Fitzroy Basin Association FLOW Centre and the Capricorn Coast community to learn what, when, how, and where to deal with declared weeds. "We'll help you identify problem weeds and discuss control methods," Mr Wooler said.Landcare will kick the week off with a Weedbuster display at the Figtree Markets on Sunday, September 2.The Envirolink Centre will be open from Monday to Friday 9am- to 3pm with information, resources, answers to your "weedy" questions and a cup of tea.Drop by the Envirolink Centre, located in John St, Yeppoon, at 10am on Monday, September 4, for a guided tour of the Bushtucker garden and the Small Spaces demonstration gardens.Mr Wooler has suggested it wasis time to clear out the weeds and make the most of your backyard with an small edible gardenthat lookeds good.On Wednesday, representatives from Capricorn Coast Landcare Group and Rockhampton Regional Council will be there to show you more about weed identification and control methods. "You'll be able to check out the weed eradication equipment on display," Mr Wooler said."Bring any weed you would like identified. Make sure it is contained securely in a plastic bag to prevent the spread of seeds."The group hasve native plants to give away thanks to the Yeppoon Community Nursery.Friday is Threatened Species Day. Landcare's display will help you learn about some of Australia's threatened species and how to control feral animals.