Working bees take on the weeds

4 March 2020|Community News| Off Comments off on Working bees take on the weeds|

WELLINGTON Park, the much-loved backdrop to the City of Glenorchy, contains numerous threatened plant and animal species.

In an effort to maintain and enhance the native flora and fauna of the area, volunteers from ‘Friends of Wellington Park’ have been working with Glenorchy City Council and other land managers including City of Hobart and Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service over several years.

The major focus of the volunteer group is to halt the spread of invasive environmental weed species throughout the park.

The group holds regular working bees in a variety of locations in the park to remove weeds such as Erica, Gorse and Broom.

Friends of Wellington Park will be holding two working bees on the “Glenorchy side” of Wellington Park in the coming weeks.

This is an opportunity for anyone interested to get involved.

It’s a great way to spend a few hours outdoors among nature, meeting new like-minded people and gain a sense of achievement by being involved in a project that has long-term environmental and community benefit.

A site on Mount Hull, high above Collinsvale, will be targeted on Wednesday 25 March, followed by a site on Goat Hills looking down over Montrose on Tuesday 7 April.

If you would like to get involved in one of these activities, contact Glenorchy City Council’s Environment Section on 6216 6800 or email gccmail@gcc.tas.gov.au.

Caption: Friends of Wellington Park will be hosting two upcoming working bees, open to the public to participate.

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