Alice Springs Landcare Inc. (ASL) is a community managed group formed to tackle weeds and other issues relating to native vegetation in Alice Springs.
Spencer Valley, Northside, Ilparpa and Lower Todd are the current areas in which Alice Springs Landcare is active.
Alice Springs Landcare has removed trailer loads of a prickly garden escapee in the Spencer Valley. Known as Boxing Glove Cactus or Cylindropuntia fulgida this weed related to the Prickly Pear has begun to take hold in a few locations of the Valley.Although not a notifiable species in the NT it has become naturalised in broad parts of Queensland and NSW where it is a declared noxious weed.
The groups has also been actively spraying buffel at key times to reduce the risk of fire wiping out established trees and shrubs, and in the long term giving space for native plants to re-establish themselves in the area.
ASL also has been active on Northside, conducting very successful tree. Students from Braitling Primary School and Batchelor College, as well as Landcare volunteers, have planted, mulched and irrigated over 200 trees in Dixon Park.
Alice Springs Landcare needs your help. We have a strong and active committee, but we need more members and volunteers. Membership costs $10 and puts you in touch with the ongoing work of Alice Springs Landcare, as well as voting rights at the AGM. You will be made aware of up coming Field Days and other Landcare activities.
Your $10 will be used to purchase the tools and the herbicide for volunteers to put to good work, restoring native vegetation communities, protecting old trees from wildfires and bringing together the local community.