Arum Lily Blitz

Published on Thursday, 29 July 2021 at 1:40:37 PM

The City and Shire of Augusta Margaret River are playing an active role in restoring the region’s biodiversity and protecting native habitat through their involvement in a region-wide arum lily control program.

 

With $340,360 in funding from the WA Government's State Natural Resource Management Program, the Arum Lily Blitz has been bringing together agencies, environmental organisations and private landholders since 2019. It is a coordinated, concerted and sustained push aimed at controlling this toxic weed and is spearheaded by Nature Conservation Margaret River Region and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).

 

Entering year three of the program, both the City and Shire of Augusta Margaret River help coordinate arum lily control across the landscape on reserves and roadsides and encourage ratepayers to register for the Blitz, which complements previous and ongoing weed control by both municipalities.

 

The City has been targeting landholders near high-value environmental assets, like Meelup Regional Park. It is also continuing weed control on bushland reserves, urban reserves, road reserves and creek lines. Last year undertaking arum lily control in the Broadwater wetland area in collaboration with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

 

To get involved and to gain access to information, resources and free herbicide, register at www.natureconservation.org.au

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