Making a difference
Our work began with a group of volunteers wanting to make a difference in Pioneer Park, a Denmark Shire Bushland Reserve behind the Visitors Centre. The results were so encouraging attention was turned to other reserves.
Today, the group works on over twenty peri-urban reserves, including Mount Hallowell and Wilson Inlet Foreshore. We also cover coastal and hinterland reserves, on a seasonal rotation, and prioritised according to need.
Our native bush reserves provide significant value in terms of amenity for community, and protection for biodiversity.
Using minimum disturbance methods
We work in the best bits of bush first, removing isolated weeds and gradually working towards more weed infested areas. Most weeds are removed using a fork and secateurs and material is usually carted off-site.
We encourage community participation in caring for our bushland. The weed action group provides an opportunity for coming on-site, learning about your local patch and a range of weed information resources.
Our work is informed by Federal, State, Regional and Local Shire Weed Strategies, and implemented through on-ground weed control, community engagement and school education.
The Weed Action group has contributed to and participated in many community events, projects and festivals: For example, Green Skills Sustainable Living with ‘Biodiversity Protection Week’ and Denmark Arts Festival of Voice with ‘Voices of the Forest’.
Support safe and sustainable landcare for future generations
(at rear) 33 Strickland Street,
Denmark WA 6333
PO Box 142,
Denmark WA 6333