Dune and bush care
For Association members, weeds are foreign plant-invaders which outpace and overpower the beautiful and often delicate indigenous flora thereby, also compromising native animal habitat. In twenty-first century Australia, the unrelenting and suffocating nature of weed invasion is a widely-recognised, major ecological problem. Bush and dune weeding and re-vegetation are important activities of the Peregian Beach Community Association. Members meet each week to weed and rejuvenate compromised bush and dune land.
An important skill to develop is the ability to identify what plants are ecosystem-friendly and those that can cause increasing damage to the local environment.
Fortunately, there is now a growing body of information on community and council websites that helps us all identify which plants are needed and desirable and which ones are the invasive weeds. Remember that, by law, plants which have been declared as species that have, or could have, serious economic, environmental or social impacts must be controlled by landowners.
Please click the links below to download and view information:
More information about weeds which negatively affect the local Peregian Beach area is available here:
Finally, here is some information about beautiful, ecosystem-friendly plants which grow well locally:
Below are links to other websites which contain detailed information about desirable and undesirable plant species.
Over time, many have contributed to the Association's bush care group: corporate volunteers, people on Community Service orders, Greening Australia and other community group members have all been involved - even celebrities and local business people. One particularly enjoyable and educational outcome is the increasing involvement of students from local school groups at Peregian Beach Community College, St Andrew’s Anglican College and others. They enthusiastically participate in planting days.