Wacky Weed month
has kicked off and is a month of weed awareness raising activities, including the
Longest Ivy Plait competition.
The Longest Ivy
Plait competition aims to educate schools, community groups and residents on
the damage that Ivy does and just how widespread it is in the Yarra Ranges.
money on offer for the longest Community Group Entry will be $500, School Entry
$300 and Individual Entry $200
|Ivy is a highly invasive and aggressive|
weed in the Dandenongs, if left to climb
up trees it's sheer weight can topple them.
You can read more about ivy here.
will be to remove large intact ivy strands and plait three together. The
strands may be joined to made them longer however only by using ivy to bind
them. Judging will occur on the 6th December for schools and on the 8th December for
Community Groups and Individuals from 10am – 12pm, Hayes
Carpark, Burwood Highway, Belgrave
The first 50 entries to arrive on the day will receive a coffee voucher for a
local Belgrave Café. All children attending on the day will receive a
token gift and free face painting will be available. Ivy Plaits will be hung
from the footpath fence along Belgrave Main Street for passing traffic to awe
at the volume.
planned for Wacky Wipe Out Weeds Month include:
Saturday 16th Nov 9am-3pm - Weed Blitz – Free environmental weed tipping
day (skips at Kallista Community House)
Saturday 8th December - the ivy plait competition
(see above for more info)
Look out for static weed information displays at our
Community Links, Libraries and Community Houses in the Dandenongs.
Wacky Weed month
is sponsored and supported by the Urban Fringe Weed Management Initiative –
Dandenong Ranges, Yarra Ranges Council and the Community Weed Alliance of the
Dandenongs as well as our marvelous and dedicated network of environmental volunteers.
|Wandering Trad, another weed nasty, was the weed|
of choice at our last Kallista Weed Blitz event.
It's ranked number 10 in terms of worst weed in
Yarra Ranges, you can find out more about it here.
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