Sandy Van Veluwen identifies some weeds with Sue Kehrer, Charlie England and Hugh and Rod Hocker.
Sandy Van Veluwen identifies some weeds with Sue Kehrer, Charlie England and Hugh and Rod Hocker. Bruce Thomas

Green Bluff ecosystem cleaned up

THEY swapped surgical gloves for gardening gloves to do their bit for the local environment.

Twenty employees adopted their newly acquired weeding and planting skills around the Green Bluff Headland at the weekend.

“It wasn’t all about hard work but a learning experience with a chance to get some environmental skills and to gain further knowledge of some of our unique coastal vegetation communities in the region,” Bushcare group member Sandy Van Veluwen said

“Green Bluff has two endangered ecological communities – a littoral rainforest and Themeda grassland – which are under threat from invasive weed species that can have profound effects on the structure and diversity of these vegetation communities.

“In addition, weed infestations can reduce the aesthetic appeal of our natural environment for public recreation and appreciation. Unlike native plants, introduced weeds have no natural predators."



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