South West Collaborative Blackberry Scheme
Landholders are invited to come along to one of 3 workshops!
Choose from one of 3 workshops:
- Thursday 19th August, 5:00pm-7:30pm, Roche Park Rec Centre, Collie
- Monday 23rd August, 5:00pm-7:30pm, Ferguson Hall
- Tuesday 24th August, 5:00pm-7:30pm, Donnybrook Library
Registration is essential! Please click on below link to register for one of 3 workshop dates & locations:
The several species of blackberry found in the SW region all produce their fruit and flowers in summer and are relatively dormant in the winter months. During this time, LBG is proud to continue to support the Leschenault Catchment Council with on-going efforts for the SW Collaborative Blackberry Scheme. Join us in upcoming workshops to learn about blackberry management and how you can be involved in the South West Collaborative Blackberry Scheme, an opportunity to map and control blackberry across the Shires of Dardanup, Collie and Donnybrook-Balingup in 2021.
From the 19th-24th August, LBG is working in collaboration with the LCC in a mini-series of landholder workshops, with the aim to improve local economic activity and better equip landholders in undertaking weed control. This project will help to maximise long-term agricultural outputs by identifying, mapping and initiating a blackberry control program on both public and private land across the three involved shires.
Following a thoughtful planning and priority process, utilising the results of the mapping program, the blackberry control program will commence in October this year. The intention of this program is not to eradicate the weed, but to provide the community with assistance in putting a serious dent in some local populations, and to create enough groundswell for control programs to continue for years to come. A Memorandum of Understanding exists between the three Shires (listed above), to evenly distribute resources in controlling blackberry across the three Shires.
This project is made possible through funding provided by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment under the Communities Combating Pests and Weeds Impacts During Drought Program.