Weed control webinars

Published on 28 June 2021


Yarra Ranges Council is running a series of webinars and in-person events this year to educate the community about weeds, their impact on the environment and ways to remove them.

There are a number of webinars scheduled for coming weeks, including:

  • Environmental Weed Control
    Monday, 12 July, at noon

    Environmental weeds are a big problem throughout the Yarra Ranges, both on public and private land, and we all have a responsibility to deal with them. Weeds can suffocate our native plants and destroy habitat, damaging the delicate ecosystem.

    At this webinar you will learn what environmental weeds are, why they are a problem and how you can remove them without defaulting to chemicals.

    Join Lyster Ward Councillor, Johanna Skelton, as she discusses these issues, and more, with a panel of local experts.

    Register here

  • Common Weeds of the Yarra Ranges
    Sunday, 18 July, from 10am-11.30am

    Environmental weeds pose a serious threat to the native biodiversity of our region. They can damage our natural landscapes, waterways and bushland areas by displacing native species, contributing to land degradation and reducing food and habitat for wildlife. 

    This webinar will talk you through the most common weeds found in the Yarra Ranges, how to prioritise which ones to target and the best techniques for removing them. 

    Register here

  • Edible Weeds
    Sunday, 14 August, from 10am-11.30am

    Most common urban weed species of Melbourne are not only edible but remarkably nutritious! 

    Learn how to identify weeds such as dandelion, chickweed, mallow, amaranth, wild onions, stinging nettle and many more. You'll also learn how to use edible weeds safely and incorporate them into delicious meals. 

    Register here

Later in the year we will be holding more webinars and events about weeds in the Yarra Ranges, including:

  • Weeds walk and talk
  • Edible weeds walk and talk
  • Rural land weed management
  • Weed blitz

For more information on our weed series contact environmentalvolunteers@yarraranges.vic.gov.au or 1300 368 333.

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