Leschenault Catchment Council to control problematic blackberry along waterways

Blackberry can create harsh barriers along the edges of waterways.
Blackberry can create harsh barriers along the edges of waterways.

THE Leschenault Catchment Council will soon identify, map and control problematic blackberry within the Shires of Collie, Dardanup and Donnybrook-Balingup.

In an initiative funded through the Australian government, landholders on both public and private land will work together with the shires to eliminate issues from blackberry along waterways.

As one of the most detrimental weeds in Australia, blackberry has the ability to take over valuable ecosystems and productive lands.

The council has already facilitated the spraying of 23 properties in Yabbergup, Glen Mervyn, Brookhampton and Newlands in an effort to reduce the impacts of blackberry.

Educational workshops will also be held towards the end of the year in a collaboration with the Leschenault Biosecurity Group.

Residents needing assistance in managing blackberry on their properties can visit www.leschenaultcatchmentcouncil.org.au for more information.