Clifton Grove to tackle problem weeds

TOUGH TASK: Clifton Grove Residents Working Group members Charlie Everett and Peter West aim to tackle problem weeds. PHOTO: JUDE KEOGH

TOUGH TASK: Clifton Grove Residents Working Group members Charlie Everett and Peter West aim to tackle problem weeds. PHOTO: JUDE KEOGH

RESIDENTS and experts will come together to tackle problem weeds on public and private lands on Saturday.

A free information session will be held for residents to learn how to manage weeds in Clifton Grove and Orange.

Clifton Grove Residents Working Group member Peter West said more than 60 people attended the session last year.

“Last year we ran a very successful session in terms of being able to provide people with information about weed management,” Mr West said. “The objective is to provide an event for the community to learn about how to treat weeds and reduce the issue of them in the region."

The weed management information session will teach residents how to identify, treat and prevent local weeds, map problem locations in the area, take away some weed identification materials and hear from experts who will share their experiences.

There will also be a fire prevention presentation by the Rural Fire Service, where residents will learn about strategies to reduce fire risk around their property, how to keep informed about fires, how to act and how to prepare a bushfire survival plan. 

This will be presented ahead of the bushfire danger period commencement date on November 1.

The events will be run by the Clifton Grove Residents Working Group and Orange City Council.

The information session will be held from 1pm to 2pm and the presentation will be held from 2pm to 3pm at the Mud Hut, Banjo Paterson Way, Clifton Grove on Saturday. There is no need to RSVP. Contact: 0407 622 191 or 0419 011 002

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