People interested in keeping our beautiful waterways free of invasive water weeds are invited to the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) PROfarm Recognising Water Weeds course to be held at the Lake Keepit Sport & Recreational Centre from 9.00am to 4.30pm on February 13.
DPI PROfarm officer, Cassie Gardiner, said this one day course will increase people’s knowledge on water weed species so they can assist in the eradication of water weeds.
“If more members of the community are able to identify aquatic weed species and know what to do with this knowledge the future will be brighter for our natural environment,” Ms Gardiner said.
The course is fully funded by the North West Local Land Services and is delivered by DPI aquatic weeds project officer, Charlie Mifsud.
It is also fully accredited with the option for participants to be assessed on the day to gain two units of competency.
Numbers are limited and registration is necessary and must be made by February 6.
Topics to be covered include: water weed habitats, impacts of aquatic weeds on the environment, legislation requirements, weeds of national significance,
Common areas where aquatic weeds invade, aquatic plant, recognition, correct disposal of aquatic plant materials, early detection survey guidelines.
To register contact Cassie Gardiner or Julie Chapman on 6763 1276/1285.