Weeding Help for Wildlife Corridor Landholders

March 18, 2016

Weeding Help for Wildlife Corridor Landholders

Five year old 'Cassy' from Smiths Gap is looking forward to less weeds and more habitat (Source: Valerie Boll)

If you live in a wildlife corridor and want to control weeds with minimum effort, then this is for you!

 The Community for Coastal and Cassowary Conservation (C4) are holding an Open Day on Saturday 2 April in the middle of Australia’s longest and widest rainforest corridor. The all-day “Weeds and Wildlife” event at Smiths Gap aims to help landholders with weed control and revegetation.

C4 President Peter Rowles said “People put a lot of effort into weeding and revegetation, but things sometimes don’t turn out as well as they hoped so they get disillusioned. This open day will help people design a project that gets the best result with the least cost”. 

Eligible property owners can apply for up to $1,000 to improve their forest corridor.

Peter said, “We’ll help you fill out a funding application form at the Open Day”.

The project is funded by Terrain NRM through the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme and Queensland Government’s NRM Statewide Regional Investment. Terrain’s Community Partnerships Leader Tony O’Malley said, “We’re keen to work with landholders who have important wildlife corridors on their property. Smiths Gap (Maadi) is a high priority area because it’s the bottleneck in the Walter Hill Range rainforest corridor from Mission Beach to Ravenshoe. But anyone from the Feluga, El Arish or Mission Beach area is welcome to come”.

The open day is at Kelly’s Waterhole, Old Tully Rd near Kelly Rd. For more information, phone 0429 179 152 or email c4mission@gmail.com.