Tuesday, 12 April 2011

End of summer committee meeting

This was (fingers crossed) the last of our summer weeding sessions - so we continued with removing veldgrass that has survived the spraying (and is just waiting for rain to spring back to life).

At 9am we stopped weeding to have our committee meeting - present John, Dorothy, Vicki, Roz, and myself. Kerri brought around some muffins at 10.

The main issues discussed were weed control strategies and what to do with 'The Barrens' - a degraded area that used to be a rubbish dump (see map below):

The problem with the barrens that it has a lot of asbestos particles in the soil from the time it was a rubbish dump - so we should not really be doing anything that disturbs the soil - or spend many thousands of dollars removing the asbestos.

We came up with the idea of spreading Dryandra Sessilis seeds - to form a dense prickly thicket that will keep people out and provide food for Carnaby's (and other birds).

Click here to view live map

Click here to download the GPX data for this map. Note, this data is an XML file - change the name to .GPX to upload to your GPS.

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