MEPA Strategic Weed Management Project
For the last few decades MEPA has taken active measures to control weeds on the Mountain through volunteer work. In 2006, we commenced a partnership with agencies and Councils responsible for land management in the area and, with their assistance through grants, have been employing contractors who work alongside volunteers to promote and maintain healthy bushland in our area. To date, over $1,000,000 has been spent through this Partnership on weed control, with outstanding results – see the latest Report below.
The latest Annual Report can be viewed here.
Examples of weed removal work (with "before" and "after" photos):
Eradication of Crucifix Orchid (Epidendrum ibaguense) – Mt Nebo Rd (dry forest)
Eradication of Lantana (Lantana camara) – Mt Glorious Rd (rainforest)
We thank our partners who provide ongoing funding and/or support.
The project was proudly supported by the Lord Mayor's Community Sustainability and Environmental Grants Program – Environmental Grants.
ON THE D'AGUILAR RANGE
Below is a list of some of the problems weeds encountered on the Mountain, with links to fact sheets with photos and control methods. For further advice contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Madeira vine Anredera cordifolia
Cats claw creeper Macfadyena unguis-cati
Chinese elm Celtis sinensis
Easter cassia Senna pendula var. glabrata
Small-leafed privet Ligustrum sinensis
Large-leafed privet Ligustrum lucidum
Kahili ginger Hedychium gardnerianum
Large-leafed paspalum Paspalum mandiocanum
Wandering jew Tradescantia albiflora
Purple succulent Callisia fragrans
German ivy Senecio tamoides
Smooth cassia Senna septemtrionalis
Japanese honeysuckle Lonicera japonica
Creeping charlie Plectranthus verticillatus
Lantana Lantana camara