You are invited to attend our bush regeneration field days for season one 2011 at Maynard Park, Head St Braitling, 8:30am till 10am. Dates are February 12th, March 6 th, April 9th, and May 14th, usually every 2nd Saturday of the month (except March).

 Volunteers are using mattocks to remove Buffel grass around regenerating native plants. Buffel clumps and seedheads are bagged and taken to the tip. Other weeds are collected too. By removing the weeds the native plants get a chance to grow and produce seeds, ensuring their survival in the park. The strategy is to work systematically to maintain Buffel-free areas, gradually expanding the area treated over time.

 Our approach is to work gently on the site, taking great care to protect the native plants in the park. Volunteers learn to recognise the different plants and weeds. New volunteers are encouraged to come and learn about bush regeneration, with tools and tuition provided. Qualified volunteers are needed for weed spraying at here and at other Alice Springs Landcare sites.

 On Sunday March 6th Alice Springs Landcare will host a cleanup day at Maynard Park. This will involve both litter removal and Buffel grass removal activities.

For more information about Landcare in Northside contact andy_vinter@yahoo.com.au