Gate signs have arrived

25 gate signs displaying “Blackwood and Barry’s Reef Landcare Group” have arrived and are available to members for purchase. The signs cost $30 and can be purchased by requesting an invoice from the treasurer – treasurer@blackwoodlandcare.org.au. If a member can’t afford the $30 but…

Spray unit is back

After some years in “hibernation” the group’s 300-litre, trailer mounted spray unit is again in service. With so much growth over recent weeks, no doubt some members will be looking for more firepower to tackle their weeds. The machine can be booked via our…

New executive committee

Diana Dawson is the new president of Blackwood and Barry’s Reef Landcare Group following the group’s annual general meeting last Sunday, October 11. Diana is joined by continuing secretary Shane Scanlan and new treasurer Brett Bond. Also joining the executive in new roles are…

Beefing up our chemical arsenal

The group has today purchased new chemicals, wetting agent and tracing dye. Adding to our supply of Triclopry, we now have significant supplies of Glysophate and Metsulfuron-Methyl. These chemicals will be made freely available to members undertaking weed eradication. Contact the secretary on admin@blackwoodlandcare.org.au…

Ultra-Weed-a-thon

Starting next Monday (April 13), we’re asking everyone to get out into the street and start cutting Blackberry wands. Blackberry is the first of our area’s nine problem weeds – as featured in our booklet “Problem Weeds of Blackwood” which is available for free…

Report from Sunday’s forest tour

By Peter Donnelly I went on Loris’s Wombat Forest drive on Sunday morning, and I can’t overstate how interesting and informative it was. We spent perhaps 90 minutes on a stop/start drive in a portion of the forest south-west of Newbury, so just up…

Community chipping machine arrives

Hansa C13 Chipper

Blackwood and Barry’s Reef Landcare Group has bought a Hansa C13 chipping machine for use by the local community. The machine is quite robust and is capable to handling branches up to 90mm in diameter. It’s a step up from a domestic chipper and…

Top Queen Wasp assassins

Who can rid Blackwood and Barry’s Reef of the most Queen European Wasps? The Queens are out and about this time of year looking for new nesting sites, so it’s a great time to trap them. Each Queen can potentially produce up to 40,000…

Congrats Cat

Congratulations to Cat Moser who was returned unopposed as president at the Blackwood and Barry’s Reef Landcare Group annual general meeting on Sunday night. Shane Scanlan becomes secretary as well as treasurer for the group. Some 19 people attended and enjoyed a talk by…

MAYOR SAVES NATIVE PLANTS

From June/July edition of The Blackwood Times. By Shane Scanlan Blackwood & Barry’s Reef Landcare Group (BBRLG) has expressed its gratitude to Moorabool Mayor Paul Tatchell for saving several hectares of native vegetation from destruction. Via a “quiet word”, Cr Tatchell on May 13…