Great news for Emu Creek Landcare Group! They have been granted funding from Heritage Bank to purchase a Quik Spray unit. We’re proud to provide the equipment that will be used by all the local landholders and Landcare volunteers who dedicate their free time to controlling noxious weeds in the Crows Nest/Toowoomba region.
Spraying in harsh conditions will be a great deal easier, thanks to the new 9TBE spray unit will be used to help knock out woody weeds including lantana, boxthorn and tree pear. Emu Creek Landcare is ensuring everyone can benefit and plan to hire it out to local landholders in the Crows Nest area. There has been a huge demand for Quik Spray units in this region and this system will provide another avenue to eradicate noxious weeds.
Photo: Gwymac Landcare Group
Landcare groups deliver hundreds of projects annually through the volunteer efforts of local community groups, Indigenous groups, and the more than 5,400 Landcare and Coast care groups that make up the Landcare movement. A Landcare group usually starts when community members with common objectives notice a local environmental issue that needs to be resolved and connect to make it happen. For example, erosion of sand dunes due to mismanaged beach access or weeds affecting agricultural productivity.
More than 93 per cent of farmers are active practitioners of Landcare, each making significant contributions to the sustainability and productivity of our land and water assets. They actively work to combat soil salinity and erosion through sound land management practices and sustainable agriculture practices.
Photo: Noosa and District Landcare Group
Quik Spray is proud to contribute to the dedicated workforce of the many volunteers and landholders in the Crows Nest and wider Toowoomba region. The work by these valued community members makes a real difference to the local environment and is paramount in protecting our native flora and fauna.