TOUGH JOB: Paul Bambrick waded his way through jungle-like weeds last week as Remveg tackled the overgrowth from unprecedented rains this year.
TOUGH JOB: Paul Bambrick waded his way through jungle-like weeds last week as Remveg tackled the overgrowth from unprecedented rains this year. Trish Bowman

Funding helps to weed out pests after unprecedent rainfall

THANKS to a funding grant from Fitzroy River & Coastal Catchments, the Livingstone Community Remnant Vegetation Study (Remveg) has been getting down and dirty as people tackle weeds in six sites across the Capricorn Coast.

Remveg volunteer Paul Bambrick said the group had the arduous task of hitting weeds head-on after a spate of growth following this year's unprecedented rainfall.

"We are removing weeds, particularly morning glory vine, and planting native plants at six sites around Yeppoon, including Kemp Beach west of Scenic Hwy, Lammermoor Native Gardens, Seaview Hill/Fig Tree Creek, Farnborough Rd, Armstrong's Monument, Jarman Ck, Pacific Hts and Barwells Ck, Pacific Hts," Mr Bambrick said.

"Remveg is a volunteer group who love Australian native plants.

"We would like Australians to appreciate their native flora more, better integrate our suburbs with the natural landscape and help us get local weeds under control through planting appropriate garden species.

"We will be engaging the public through local mail-outs and a special open day in Barlows Hill to invite neighbours to participate and share our knowledge and love of this unique and special eco-system, literally on their doorstep."

The Remveg group enjoyed two successful planting days at Kemp Beach and Lammermoor Gardens over the school holidays, where parents were encouraged to bring their children along.

Special thanks are extended to Great Keppel Island Security Carpark for use of its facilities for the special morning tea to thank the families who came along to assist.

This project is supported by Fitzroy Basin Association Inc through funding from the Australian Government's Caring for our Country.