15018: Controlling Sydney Golden Wattle by engaging and empowering community members
Sydney Golden Wattle (Acacia longifolia) is deemed to be a highly invasive weed and recognised as one of the worst environmental weeds on the south coast of Western Australia (Peltzer, S 2008). The plant was introduced to the Albany region in 1960's for windbreaks and sheep fodder, and has rapidly proliferated indigenous bush, private land and roadside verges.
This project will educate and empower local residents in identifying Sydney Golden Wattle and teaching the local community skills to enable them to control Sydney Golden Wattle on their own properties.
|Investment:||$ 22 618|
|In-kind contribution:||$ 27 380|
|Delivery organisation:||Lower Kalgan Progress Association|
|Project duration:||July 2016 - June 2017|
|Location:||Bridge Park Reserve, City of Albany|